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The Gulag Archipelago: What India Can Learn From Soviet’s Dark

Social Prophylaxis – A situation where society is paralyzed into inaction – akin to a phenomenon which renders the society “indifferent” to its surroundings. The term was one of the first foundation stones in Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s disturbingly beautiful work – ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ – an epic that stretches over six volumes detailing crimes of the […]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

Time For India To Quantify Its Public Diplomacy

The Cham civilisation in Vietnam is back in focus, thanks to the latest find of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) as part of the conservation project in My Son in Vietnam. India’s foreign minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar tweeted about a 1,100-year-old monolithic sandstone Shivalinga of 9th CE, as per ASI’s project, which has been […]Read More

The Lived Reality Of Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri was the Indian statesman who rose to the occasion and held the top office at a time when riots were rife, famines were prevalent and the threat of war loomed large. The enormity of his character was visible even to the blind eye, for he was soft-spoken and simple in demeanour, but […]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