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The Mental Health Imbroglio

The question that needs to be asked is, how many of those being treated for mental illness are recovering? Does the current treatment regimen help people with recovery, or is it only a “treatment” option with an entry and no exit point? Psychiatric professionals need to focus on recovery.

Public Health Systems and Privatised Agendas

Examining how health policy has fared in India during the last five years shows the constriction of finances for major programmes like the National Health Mission and Reproductive and Child Health Programme that has led to under-resourced public systems. The Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana health insurance scheme would only end up diverting public resources towards commercial insurance companies and private hospitals, while having doubtful benefits for community health.

Elections 2019: Looking beyond the Smokescreen

This reading list enumerates the pressing issues that India faces today which ought to have been the primary focus of electoral debate.

In Election Season, Privacy Demands a Public Voice

Privacy is a concern for everyone, voters should scrutinise poll promises and examine the track record of previous governments when it comes to privacy protection. This article presents an overview of privacy related legislation and outlines what should be done about it by the next government.

Who Can Represent Muslims in Electoral Politics? Debates in the Muslim Public Sphere

As the communal polarisation of voters has become a pivotal concern in the 2019 election, the debate within the Muslim public sphere around the dilemmas of representation has gained traction.

Politics and Protest: Who Will Win in Tamil Nadu?

Is it possible for the DMK to come to power in Tamil Nadu in light of the recent splintering witnessed by the AIADMK?

General Elections in Assam

In the 2019 election, Assam will see a direct fight between the Congress and the Asom Gana Parishad–Bharatiya Janata Party alliance in almost all its constituencies. This election witnessed realignments and alleged adjustments amongst the key political players. It also saw new entrants like the National People’s Party. Every constituency will respond to these varied factors. The outcome of Assam’s 14 constituencies is crucial as it will decide which way the region swings.

‘Development’ and the Mahagathbandhan in UP

With 80 Lok Sabha seats, Uttar Pradesh is easily the focus of political speculation and observation. This article looks at how the dynamics between various stakeholders are playing out in the campaigning and polls in the state.

What Makes A ‘Free and Fair’ Election? Examining the Election Commission of India

The conduct of elections in India hinges upon the impartiality of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ensure a level playing field to candidates.

Elections Alone Do Not Make a Democracy

The ideals of democracy and capitalism are antithetical to each other.

The AAP Audit: Can ‘Alternate Politics’ Work?

The Aam Aadmi Party was founded on the belief that Indian politics could be transformed. This reading list examines if this political project has been a success, or if the party's idealism is incompatible with the way politics in India functions.

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