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Collegium System in the Indian Judiciary Needs to be Reformed for Greater Transparency and Accountability

The collegium system must not see itself as being above the safeguards and measures for transparency, accountability and demographic representation that apply to India’s pillars of democracy.

Precarious Livelihoods: How the State Fails to Insure its Farmers

Crop insurance would be essential in insulating a large proportion of India’s farmers against food insecurity in the future. How has the government fared in implementing it till now?

Tobacco and ‘Sin Tax’: How Effective Has India Been at Regulating Tobacco?

Though regulation of a demerit good such as tobacco is recognised, the state’s stake in the tobacco market coupled with the labour that still depends on it for livelihood makes such a regulation a murky business.

Will the Budget Do Justice to the Social Sector?

Social security schemes cannot be serving corporate interests. India will not be able to tackle widening inequality if the consecutive budgets do not address the social sector.

Have Uber and Ola Met Promises Made to Drivers and Commuters?

Workers' calls for governmental regulation on minimum wages and social security provisions for drivers continue to be sidestepped by Ola, Uber and other taxi aggregators.

M K Gandhi on Religion and Caste: A Reading List

Not viewing religion as distinct from politics, Gandhi referred to the latter as “applied religion.” However, his religious positioning itself changed throughout the course of his life. What, then, can we make of his views on religion, and potentially, his politics?

Why Nationalism Alone Cannot Solve the Sino-Indian Border Dispute

Any meaningful attempt to solve the border dispute will necessitate India rethinking its China policy.

Women and Girls’ Access to and Experience of Education: A Reading List

Girls and women’s access to and experience of education is obstructed by male-preferencing power structures that guide perceptions about domestic labour, marriage, and safety.

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