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The Supreme Court’s flawed and jurisprudentially unsound judgment in E V Chinnaiah (2005), which prohibited inter se reservations among Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities, looks likely to be overturned by a seven-judge bench in State of Punjab v Davinder Singh. However,...
The European Union (EU) is currently at the forefront of a groundbreaking experiment—exploring the potential benefits of a four-day workweek. Belgium has taken the first step towards it, granting employees the right to work for four days with full pay....
The 2024–25 Kerala budget has been the focus of policy attention on how the state continues its development and social sector spending in the presence of mounting public debt. Evidence, however, indicates that the ongoing fiscal stress problem has evolved...
Anuradha Chenoy writes: Rafah, at the edge of Gaza bordering Egypt, an area of 25 square miles, shelters 1.5 million Palestinian refugees forcibly herded here by the Israeli military, when northern Gaza faced merciless bombing. Rafah was designated a ‘‘safe zone’’ but safety here...
In an extraordinary move, the Ministry of Finance presented a White Paper on the Indian Economy towards the end of the final session of the 17th Lok Sabha. The white paper was ostensibly meant to inform Parliament and the nation...

This intervention makes the case for legalising same-sex marriage in the country.

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The findings of a recent survey of public health centres in five north Indian states (Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Rajasthan) are presented, in light of earlier surveys in the...
Unlike exclusion-based measures which remove food and fuel entirely from core inflation, the proposed core measures, using alternative weighting schemes, assign higher weight to the more persistent...
Despite more than 10 years of the implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, which envisaged universal, free and compulsory elemental education for all...
On one hand the BJP defines SC, BC castes as Hindus, and on the other hy banning beef denies them their age-old food habits. If beef is banned it will he the beginning of the end of the country's...
Poverty as a concept is closely related to inequality. Given the average income level, a higher level of inequality (reflected by the usual measures) will tend to be associated with a higher level of...
The assertion of autonomous dalit women's organisations in the 1990s threw up several crucial theoretical and political challenges, besides underlining the brahmanism of the feminist movement and the...
This paper examines the role of 'Hinduism' in the course of socio-historical development in the Indian subcontinent, how there has been a gradual process of construction of a 'Hindu', community and...

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The film presents a rare opportunity to discuss the importance of consent, autonomy, and the right to say no, even within the context of an existing relationship.
There is a systematic erasure of Dalit students’ negotiations with the erasure of anti-caste history and traditions in the school curriculum, stigmatising Dalit students at every stage.
Pariyerum Perumal illustrates the deeply entrenched casteism that transcends human society, infiltrating the lives of non-human beings.

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The paper attempts to forecast the growth pattern of the COVID-19 spread in India and examines the impact of the lockdown on its spread and deaths. Comparing different models for short-term forecasts...
A few other articles related to this discussion: BIHAR-Landlord s Witch-Hunt, Umesh Sinha, 1984 Women as Witches and Keepers of Demons-Cross-Cultural Analysis of Struggles to Change Gender Relations...
These quotes are taken from the article “ Debating Metro Car Shed: Lessons for Aarey Movement ” by Sulakshana Mahajan The article argues that the Aarey metro car shed is an attempt to make the best...
The government’s narrative on vaccination should reflect sincerity, truth and transparency.
India’s COVID -19 vaccine policy betrays a lack of vision and social responsibility.
The two recent major decisions of the Indian health authorities regarding Covid -19 vaccination are problematic.
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