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The case of the 10 year old victim of rape who is pregnant and awaiting delivery after being denied permission to abort by the courts is an urgent indication that all stakeholders must come together...
Address by M Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India at the XXV Annual Convocation of National Law School of India University, in Bengaluru on 6 August 2017.
The impending election to three Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat has laid bare the Bharatiya Janata Party's strategy to use every opportunity to win electoral battles at every level and at the same time...
Neurodiversity holds that atypical neural configurations of certain mental conditions are too diverse to be collectively "othered" as abnormal. The antecedents of neurodiversity are addressed in this...
A number of places named by India’s colonial rulers have been renamed since independence. The Punjab government has proposed introducing a bill that aims at erasing memories of British rule by...
One of the biggest failures of the United Nations since its founding has been its inability to halt the nuclear arms race and take any significant step towards elimination of nuclear weapons. On the...
The Tata Group, which claims to be among India’s most prestigious and ethical corporate conglomerates, has become embroiled in controversies relating to two housing projects. The projects being set...
Nagada village in Jajpur district, Odisha hit the headlines of major news media due to continuous child deaths during the period July–August, 2016.The fact-finding team reports that malnutrition made...
The ongoing global drive against convoluted tax structure, treaty shopping, and the convenient interpretation of loopholes in the law has finally pushed India to join the club of nations having a...
The sheer audacity of Justice P N Bhagwati’s vision, philosophical rationale and futuristic imprint of judicial activism appear to be unparalleled. It provides a beacon of hope to us that much...
A study of water sources for 16 villages around Bengaluru points to the discrepancies between house listing data and village amenities data, both from Census 2011, but drawn from different sources,...
A student of the Mumbai University has written a letter to the Vice Chancellor regarding its unplanned initiative to change assesment procedures. We have reproduced the letter below.
Investigations by the Income Tax department indicate that the sudden spike in the prices of particular pulses in 2015 was a consequence of the formation of international and Indian cartels of traders...
The Government of Andhra Pradesh is awaiting clearance from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to divert 124 square kilometres of forestland to build Amaravati capital city region...
The pointed finger of Ambedkar statues symbolically conveys the meaning of lecturing, or teaching the nation about democracy and fraternity.The politics of proliferating Dalit iconography is one of...
The Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 has an “anti-profiteering” clause aimed at ensuring that businesses pass on tax rate cuts and cost savings resulting from the adoption of GST to the...
As the euphoria of a victorious defeat subsides, there is a sense of determination within Labour ranks as well as a degree of real hope among those in the broader electorate who wish to see Tory rule...
The raids on premises connected to former Union Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram have attracted attention because of the allegations by the Central Bureau of...
Click through the timeline above to explore a history of the Right to Information Act 2005 through the EPW Archives.
The publishers of the Economic & Political Weekly wish to retract the article “Modi Government's Rs 500 Crore Bonanza to Adani Group Company,” authored by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Advait Rao...
In May 2017, the union cabinet approved the construction of 10 more 700 megawatt pressurised heavy water reactors. A careful reading of this largely public relations spin on existing plans suggests...
A consortium of 14 banks is expected to lose nearly ₹4,300 crore on account of loans given to the grounded Kingfisher Airlines that was headed by Vijay Mallya who is currently a fugitive from law in...
The renewed Public Distribution System (PDS) under the “rights-based” National Food Security Act, 2013 has increased access to foodgrains in Delhi. However, the Aadhaar-enabled PDS has created new...
The ‘Chalo Nagpur’ campaign mobilised thousands of women marchers and drew attention to not only the exploitation and violence suffered by women from the lower castes, classes and marginalised...
As the tourist season begins anew, visitors to Kashmir will continue to consume things Kashmiri and things legal will continue to consume Kashmiris themselves. It would seem that while the...
The dissolution of the Planning Commission and expiry of the Twelfth Plan has imperilled the futures of the centres for Women's Studies, and Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy across...
Advertisement in globalised India has been a major area of discussion, producing a large debate on the depiction of gender roles in the media, both in print and audio-visual. This article explores...
Two prominent infrastructure companies belonging to Adani Group and Tata Group had sought the assistance of electricity regulators to hike the rate at which they sold power to several state power...
Although Emmanuel Macron’s win is historic and unprecedented, given that three years ago he was a completely unknown quantity, a closer look at the results shows that a significant segment of the...
Aam Aadmi Party’s shift from the politics of spectacle into tangible politics did not bring quick rewards in the Delhi municipal elections, but AAP may hold promise yet. Local civic issues, including...
The actions against Justice C S Karnan of the Calcutta High Court by the Supreme Court, since contempt proceedings were initiated against him, appear to be a case of misplaced importance. The case...
Even as the government has launched a high-profile drive against black money, a 1,000-page study on unaccounted incomes in India has not been made public for a year now. Produced by the think-tank...
The AAP stung by its recent series of electoral losses is politically pulverised and in a state of total denial that it decimated a historical mandate for alternative politics and lost a golden...
The Jawaharlal Nehru University was conceived as a “different” university 52 years ago when a Bill on it was introduced in Parliament. By the early 1970s itself, it was clear that the University was...
Mashal Khan, a 23-year-old student of journalism at the Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, Pakistan, was shot dead and brutally lynched on campus on April 13 2017 after accussations of blasphemy.
How do residents of protected areas relate to and remember their forests, and what are the changes they perceive over time? Protected areas like wildlife sanctuaries are mainly thought about in terms...
The KR Narayanan Chair for Human Rights and Social Justice, Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, Kerala held a two-day lecture series in January 2017 in the memory of the former President of India...
The attack that killed Pehlu Khan and injured other Muslim cattle traders has left a community angry, helpless and wanting to give up the trade. Farah Naqi’s report from Jaisingpur, Haryana:
This week marks the centenary of Gandhi's arrival in Bihar to address the concerns of indigo farmers in the Champaran district. The foundations for the success of the Champaran satyagraha were laid...
More than 200 concerned citizens have expressed concern on the classification of the Finance Bill, 2017 as a "Money Bill" and appealed to Vice President Hamid Ansari. The statement is reproduced...
From being the single dominant party in India to its pathetic performance in the recently held assembly elections in five states, the Congress party has been on a steady downhill journey. This...
This article explores how a conflict zone complicates research. Safety and security of the researchers are major concerns, whereas respondents tend to provide incorrect information based on their...
The Gadchiroli Sessions Court judgment sentencing G N Saibaba, Prashant Rahi, Hem Mishra, Mahesh Tirki, Pandu Narote to life imprisonment and Vijay Tirki to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment is flawed...
Linking of biometric Aadhaar number to all public services is designed to cause “civil death”. Civil death is the loss of all or almost all civil rights by a person caused by the government of a...
The Bharatiya Janata Party consolidated the support of the “leftover” castes such as the Gujjar, Tyagi, Brahmin, Saini and Kashyap who are not counted in the typical matrix fashioned for years on the...
Winning in Punjab provides the Congress which is desperately looking for a national revival, the best opportunity. However, the Badals have left Chief Minister Amarinder Singh with empty coffers. He...
Once again at the superficial level, Goa seems to be going back to having its politics dominated by the two big national parties. Both have leaders hopping across party lines and who seem well...
The electoral battle is now concluded in Manipur, and the BJP’s victory is nearly definite, pending a floor test. Even if it has scored convincingly in the short run, there is no guarantee that the...
The conflation between nationalism and Hindutva has been the backbone of the new hegemony. That is why the BJP has been so happy with intellectuals trying to problematise the nation. That particular...
Teacher, sociologist, institution builder Professor D N Dhanagare leaves behind a rich legacy of research, learning and inspiration.
A set of articles from the Economic and Political Weekly scrutinise the new methodology of National Account Statistics estimates which has used new concepts and employs new sources of data
Electoral outcomes in Uttar Pradesh are difficult to predict, and it has been called “Ulta Pradesh” for this reason. Looking at past predictions of election outcomes in UP, a brief analysis of this...
The proposed Goods and Services Tax would aggravate the already high degree of inequality in the country, and would inevitably curb the fiscal autonomy of state governments significantly. Contrary to...
The manner of dismissal of the interim appeals filed by Common Cause in the Birla–Sahara Papers case triggers a host of questions, legal and political. The presiding of a particular judge is also...
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