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Bihu dance, where in the lock down?

April sets in. The air fills itself with the scent of 'Kopou' (foxtail orchid) blooming in all its beauty; the Kuli bird bursts forth...

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Thank you letter to a ‘narrow-minded’ father

Dear Papa,  I have a confession to make. As a kid, I saw you as a conservative and a narrow-minded person. And my only reason...

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Rethinking Secularism

The Indian version of secularism signified the peaceful co‑ existence of religious communities and a creative interaction between various traditions.

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RIC- A way forward

The webinar was tremendously successful with outstanding attendance, including senior and seasoned professors of Mumbai University and Jawaharlal Nehru University, along with students from the University of Delhi and other varsities across the country.

India’s Obscure Neighbours

SAARC as a regional body was held hostage to the Indo-Pak tensions, which rendered cooperation among member states ineffective.

Saffron’s second innings: Decoding the Assam verdict

Himanta Biswa Sarma continues to be one of the most popular leaders in Assam and is loved and respected across party lines. He is thus credited for the lotus blooming in several north-eastern states including Assam!

Africatown and the story of Clotilda, the last slave ship

We are all curious about knowing our roots, where we come from, who our ancestors were, and from where they came. We hear stories...

The economics of Indian electoral politics

While our democracy has been a savior many times, it sadly won’t be able to continue so, at this rate, as it’s losing its credibility on many counts. But, it’s not just about India; it’s about humanity as a whole and the phenomenon of democracy and elections

Sufis as rebels and the syncretic tradition of medieval India

Sufis propagated a liberal form of Islam that did not coerce people into conversions. Even in times of hatred, they spoken the language of love.

Catch-22 of a pandemic: Inception of a disciplined majority

Pandemic, like history, repeats itself.  It is significant to historicize pandemics because it lays bare the fact that the only lesson humankind has learned from...

Book Reviews

Friendship and Atonement: Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner

The situations and experiences of The Kite Runner look real, the reactions look natural and the consequences look authentic.

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The Phenomenon called MGNREGA – Part 1

MGNREGA has been hailed by many as the largest rural employment schemes in the world and has been credited with initiating a splendid transformation in India’s rural areas in many respects. Over the years, it has seen many changes and iterations, has had its fair share of controversies, and has also built up a sizable opposition that questions its necessity and efficiency

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