ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846


The 'First City', Then and Now: Working Class Movements in Bombay

“Gandhi called Bombay the ‘first city of India’ by which he meant, among other things, that it had a highly developed, public-spirited civic culture not found in other Indian cities,” writes Bhiku Parekh in his foreword to Gandhi in Bombay: Towards Swaraj by Usha Thakkar and Sandhya Mehta.

Evidence-based Policy or Policy-based Evidence: What Do We Need Data For?

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Achilles heel in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections is the economic non-performance of the Narendra Modi government, which it has brazenly buried under its tinkered macroeconomic estimates.

From Lula to Lalu

Can Brazil and Bihar be spoken about in the same breath today?

Being Reasonable Is Being Mutually Justifiable

The relationship between “reason” and “being reasonable,” is very delicate and complex. Reasonableness pervades many important fields such as law,  economy and philosophical and political practices. Since reason, as a notion, is an agreed upon touchstone in society, it is imperative that we separate the moral conception of what it means to “be reasonable” so that we are able to access reason without being buried under its weight. 

Long Live the 'Feminazi'

The righteous anger of revenge is coursing through our streets. It wants to announce itself to the world in bold, brazen strides with banners, meetings and parades calling for more death and more blood. And, we are letting it circulate through the veins of society with renewed vitriol, again and again. What allows this anger to be so very blatant, so unabashed and proud? Why does it demand the same kind of blinding rage from those who don’t feel it? Why is this rage a marker of patriotism? Why is the lack of it, immediately treated as a betrayal?


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