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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

How Data-Driven Governance Is Quietly Transforming Our Cities

A layman’s imagination of a smart city is often inspired by science-fiction cinema, a consequence of which is, most urban residents feel their cities are stagnating, for lack of a better adjective. However, in the recent years, plenty of geeky but fascinating changes have found their way under the hood. The launch of e-buses, pay-as-you-go […]Read More

Is Going All-in On Swadeshi A Good Bet Against The

Over the last few years, repeated proclamations for boycotting Chinese goods have surfaced and re-surfaced, giving young India a taste of what the swadeshi movement might have felt like back in the day. But how much water do these appeals hold in today’s context? Is sacrificing the convenience of Zoom or the fun of TikTok […]Read More

Uniform Civil Code: Social Will, Not Political Will Is The

More than six decades later, Babasaheb Ambedkar’s ideas on social reform continue to cut through ideological fault lines like hot knife through butter. In his widely celebrated Annihilation of Caste, an undelivered speech he later published, Ambedkar writes – “Before the Arabs became a political power, they had undergone a thorough religious revolution started by […]Read More

Untangling the CAA Debate

“A revolution is not a dinner party or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.” – Mao Tweet What does the […]Read More

The Post-truth Playbook And The Rise Of Liberal Fundamentalism

Truth does not come out as truth today; untruths and half-truths are masqueraded as absolute truths in this era of post-truth. We live in times where discourses are polarized and bucketed into binaries. A person appreciative of the government’s policies gets branded a ‘bhakt’ while those who criticize become ‘anti-nationals’. While it is a fact […]Read More

Decoding The Bodo Peace Accord

The North-East is that part of India, which despite holding immense cultural, historic and geographic significance has remained shrouded in ignorance by both its people and its government. Unfortunately, while experts have been busy fighting on prime-time television, this region has fought one of the biggest battles against militancy and foreign insurgency, ongoing since pre-independence. […]Read More