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The right to be forgotten (hereafter, RTBF) is often considered as a fallout of the right to privacy. The internet can be considered fluid because nothing is ever forgotten (the general stance). The RTBF is contested to get the content on the internet...
Reservations for women in Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs) were seen as a means to bolster women empowerment through increased political awareness, self-confidence, and involvement in development and social issues of the region. The 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts, 1992...
Newspapers: Freedom in Action Had not the government decided that newspapers would be given their newsprint quotas for the first quarter of 1972 on the basis of an average of only 10 pages per day? Yet none of the major newspapers have...
The phenomenon of the politicisation of caste continues to be relevant in the electoral framework of Indian democracy. However, in recent times, the thrust of such politicisation has undergone a qualitative change. In the earlier phases, going back to the...
Ghazala Jamil writes: Abusive comments on the social media accounts of women journalists and activists who dared to question or critique the union government have nearly been normalised in India. However, since the early days of this regime, women influencers who...

In the wake of the reported rape and murder of a 9-year-old Dalit girl in the metropolitan capital...

In this episode, we speak to Nitin Dhaktode and Aditi Priya about welfare schemes and the role of...

The construction of India’s welfare image has undergone significant changes in the neo-liberal context, and the livelihood dialogue has reoriented itself in this new politico-economic perspective...
An exploration of the trends and patterns of sex ratio at birth in urban India and the processes behind son preference suggests a systematic worsening of SRB with increasing urban district size...
Haryanvi sensibilities have been conspicuous by their absence on the silver screen. For the first time, a credible space is accorded to them in Bollywood cinema through two films— Gurgaon (2015) and...
On one hand the BJP defines SC, BC castes as Hindus, and on the other hy banning beef denies them their age-old food habits. If beef is banned it will he the beginning of the end of the country's...
Poverty as a concept is closely related to inequality. Given the average income level, a higher level of inequality (reflected by the usual measures) will tend to be associated with a higher level of...
The assertion of autonomous dalit women's organisations in the 1990s threw up several crucial theoretical and political challenges, besides underlining the brahmanism of the feminist movement and the...
This paper examines the role of 'Hinduism' in the course of socio-historical development in the Indian subcontinent, how there has been a gradual process of construction of a 'Hindu', community and...

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The lightmen of Chandannagar are custodians of a dying, neglected heritage.
Sometimes, book clubs are spaces where the privileged come to feel less guilty about their power.

Read our coverage on COVID-19 vaccines

The crisis of COVID-19 vaccines in India is a consequence of government policies dating back decades. Private foundations led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have engineered a shift in...
The government’s narrative on vaccination should reflect sincerity, truth and transparency.
India’s COVID -19 vaccine policy betrays a lack of vision and social responsibility.
The two recent major decisions of the Indian health authorities regarding Covid -19 vaccination are problematic.
The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and National Disaster Management Act, 2005 grant the Government of India a great deal of autonomy and control in declaring an infectious disease as a pandemic and in...
In granting EUA to vaccines, both urgency and adherence to protocol should be taken into consideration.
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