Theels

Theels are the unique feature of The ArmChair Journal. Here, matters of political philosophy that are embedded in an engagement with reality are published.

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How much of ‘Science’ is really science?

How much of ‘Science’ is really science?

Science is expected to undertake an effort which would understand the world objectively. After all, earth’s gravity is not subjective to one’s assumptions. It is taken for granted as if it is real, and exists as part of our daily experience beyond question. However, how legitimate are the claims that Science is not a knowledge-discovering…

Is there a root cause for the Kashmir issue that needs to be addressed?

Is there a root cause for the Kashmir issue that needs to be addressed?

Under the just lit fluorescent street lights and in the midst of a busy city bus stop at Mehdipatnam in Hyderabad, I was once slapped in my face by a person whose religious identity I did not know. After slapping me twice, the person warned me saying, “Hyderabad musalmaanon ka hein…Hyderabad mein muslamaanon hi rehna hain”…

Why all is not well with student politics in India

Why all is not well with student politics in India

The end of the students’ union elections (2017) at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) coincided with the beginning of protests at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) against an alleged case of sexual violence. Social media, which had served as an important platform for campaigning during the UoH elections, was flooded with appeals from students at…