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Lab-Coat Glamour

The stereotypical image of women—including those in science—as sentimental beings with strong notions of sacrifice and duty is unquestionably heteropatriarchal.

Lines Drawn upon Water

Nature without Borders edited by Mahesh Rangarajan, M D Madhusudan and Ghazala Shahabuddin, New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan, 2014; pp 270, Rs 535, hardcover.

The Republic and Respect

As a mix of institutional formality and universal emotional succour, the Republic Day parade offers an opportunity to deconstruct the body language of India’s leaders.

Race and Space

Ignorance, bolstered by stereotypes of external appearance, is a determinant in racism and is increasingly manifesting itself as hateful external aggression.

The Garden of My Childhood

As many of the common birds that once inhabited our gardens disappear, we have to worry about our concern for conservation.

Hunting for Consensus

"Problem animals" such as tigers and leopards are routinely eliminated by state government machineries in an act that is represented as the "hunting down" of "man-eaters", and framed as a public service. In a country where hunting is illegal, it is not the final elimination of the animal, but the process of hunting which is a method of territorialising the animal and human audiences. As seen in two recent incidents of hunting man-eating leopards in north India, this process invokes anachronistic hunting imagery. Elimination of problem animals should be done without fuss and spectacle, so that larger wildlife conservation aims are not obfuscated.

Dog Bites Tiger

The basic premise of conservation practice is to keep the wild and the domestic apart, or at least tightly monitored.

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