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Questioning the Dissenting Voice in the Sabarimala Verdict

Justice Indu Malhotra set a dangerous precedent by stating that courts should not delve into the rationality of religious practices. This article contests the arguments made by this lone dissenter to the majority verdict permitting the entry of women into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

Where are the Laws to Protect the Rights of Domestic Workers in India?

The rampant abuse faced by domestic workers urgently necessitates a national policy to provide social and economic protection

Are Mosques Essential for India’s Muslims?

The empirical analysis offered by Lokniti–CSDS's surveys shows the centrality of mosques for India's Muslims.

Personal Laws versus Gender Justice: Will a Uniform Civil Code Solve the Problem?

Personal Laws in India present a situation where abolishing them in the interest of gender justice also inadvertently benefits the reactionary side.

Universalisation of School Education Using the Public-school System is Feasible

One of the challenges for universalisation of school education using the public-school system arises from the supposed lack of financial resources. Particularly, the high salary of teachers as per the Sixth Pay Commission has been used to point towards infeasibility of public institutions serving the goal of universalisation (Jain and Dholakia, 2009; 2010). This article demonstrates that with more realistic parameter values, the estimates would be revised downwards significantly. Further, in a federal set up, teacher salary is arrived at through a complex set of negotiations, such that the recommendation of the Central Pay Commission is not sacrosanct. In working towards a normative, a “middle path” of decent salary for all teachers is suggested, which would ensure both equity, efficiency and feasibility.

The Unemployment Paradox: Looking at Growth Without Jobs

This reading list explores the contradictory narratives that have been built around the issue of unemployment.

Why Supreme Court’s Observations on Education for the Disabled are Misguided

This article criticises the Supreme Court's observations made about disabled childen in an interim order in the Rajneesh Kumar Pandey v Union of India, an ongoing PIL case concerning the shortage of special education teachers in Uttar Pradesh.

‘Ghoul’ and the Spectre of Totalitarianism

Though Ghoul has been classified as horror, it extends the present political climate to portray an unsettling dystopian future.

#MeToo Is A Crucial Moment to Revisit the History of Indian Feminism

In the wake of #MeToo, the time is ripe to revisit the history of Indian feminism, in particular the idea of “waves.” Throughout this history, we see how Indian feminism has emerged as an object of internal contestation, with disputes about issues becoming grounds to question and redefine feminism itself.

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