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A Regressive Syllabus Redesign

The CBSE ’s slashing of its curriculum is an example of unconcern with how it affects the quality of learning.

Onslaught of Escalating Fuel Prices

Increased fuel taxation during the pandemic puts commoners’ lives into further quandary.

COVID-19 and Digital Futures: Is India Prepared to Build an Inclusive Way Forward?

As the COVID-19 pandemic forces several sectors into the digital space, India faces the danger of aggravating existing inequalities by excluding large parts of the population.

The Elusive Home

Do Indian states have the political will to make the return migrants feel at “home”?

Lives and Livelihood

A road map for resuming limited economic activities with necessary precautions in certain industries that can lessen economic pain, given the prevailing situation, has been drawn up in this paper. It identifies industries and districts that can start functioning in a limited manner, informed by geographical, occupational, and other industry-specific data.

Tropics of Disease: Epidemics in Colonial India

While the scientific understanding of diseases has advanced throughout history, disease as a cultural entity has remained the same in many ways.

Catch-22 with COVID-19: Health or Economy?

How can India's economy grow in the midst of a pandemic, without compromising the health of the working population and aggravating the transmission of COVID-19?

Reading Ambedkar in the Time of Covid-19

What lies behind the policy blindness towards concerns of the oppressed in India? The “social distancing” induced by the COVID-19 health crisis does not address the problem of deeper levels of distancing caused by “social isolation” and “social nausea,” two concepts used by B R Ambedkar. This article is an attempt to understand the factors behind the collective sociopolitical response towards the poorest sections characterised by lack of empathy, and to develop an Ambedkarite framework to understand social policy generally and, more specifically, in India.

A Socialist Cry for Civilisational Change: COVID-19 and the Failure of Neo-liberalism

A destroyed society has been confronted by a cruel virus. The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the failure of the capitalist and neo-liberal regime in controlling the virus. In these times, people have shown their support for a democratic socialist state that places the health of its populace at its centre. Now, the politicians need to listen.

How To Stir Confusion Amidst a Pandemic: COVID-19 and Misinformation on WhatsApp

Like participants in the party game, truth or dare, members of large WhatsApp groups express a limited number of truths, but are dared to consume or refute massive volumes of misinformation.

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