The INC Has Failed Again, This Time As The Opposition

Forbes reported on 10 September 2019 that Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, a sister company to the space tourism-focused Virgin Galactic intends to launch an ambitious mission to Mars by 2022 – opening a new window into interplanetary Solar System exploration. However, the Brit was just the second entrant into the corporate Star Trek. In 2016, Wired […]Read More

Liberal Newsrooms – Neither Liberal, Nor Newsrooms

Armed with a wily spirit to speak power to the thrones, journalism was born. A bunch of people who inquired for facts, spoke the truth and made their stand with the truth. From pre-publication censorship in France to participation in rebel movements in India, late 19th century saw the rise of modern newsrooms and the […]Read More

The Democratic Art Of Overthrowing Elected Governments

“A very small man can cast a very large shadow.” – Game of Thrones Tweet The reference is for Tyrion Lannister, the guileful political strategist with a vulpine smirk from the cult-series, Game of Thrones. In the show, while warring factions want to take over the throne, it falls on people like Tyrion to bring […]Read More

India’s Ancient Labour Laws Need To Go, Fast

The retrograde amnesia sweeping Indian political classes every time questions are raised on the systemic apathy towards workers is harrowing and disturbing. More than seven decades of being an independent nation and we are yet to shirk off our Union Jack-tainted robes or the colonial doctrines for our economy. Our labour unions, which were earlier […]Read More

Yet Another Ambedkar Rhetoric, And We Still Need More

The leading architect of the Indian Constitution has long been brandished as a political sledgehammer by political groups with varying affiliations to further their electoral agenda. The selective reading of Ambedkar is not limited to the political bourgeoisie, though. Printed into textbooks, read over and over to students, slipped into policy chops, quoted on research […]Read More

Why Naveen Patnaik’s Odisha Never Gives Up

Battered by Cyclone Fani in 2019, exposed to CoVID-19 in 2020, and now staring into the barrel of super cyclone Amphan while still in the fifth month of the calendar year, public sentiment in Odisha would still guess a ‘not-so-grim’ picture of the situation, because even a pandemic and a cyclone is not an overwhelming […]Read More

India Can Lead The Way In Building A Disaster Resilient

Encouraging leadership for building disaster resilience globally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation of a global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) during the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 on September 23, 2019. The coalition had been tasked with providing more than 35 member countries with technical support, research and advocacy towards encouraging […]Read More