April 25, 2020

On the 8th May, 75 years ago, Germany signed a surrender agreement marking the end of the European theatre of the Second World War. Millions headed to the streets to celebrate ‘Victory in Europe’ Day. Whilst it is often portrayed as a glorious victory for the British f...

January 13, 2020

Both students and city-based student unions raised their voices against the brutal attack on students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which took place last Monday. The JNU students, mainly left-leaning and protesting against fee increases on campus, were targ...

March 2, 2019

“Borders are scratched across the hearts of men

By strangers with a calm, judicial pen.

And when the borders bleed we watch with dread

The lines of ink across the map turn red.”

This poem by Marya Mannes, apart from being stunningly beautiful, also lends to the title of a...

May 26, 2018

Governing the world’s largest democracy is no easy task. What’s more, winning the right to administer India has recently proved to be considerably challenging. Since 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party, led by the charismatic Narendra Modi, has governed India undisputed....

March 13, 2017

 Image: Creative Commons, Akshayapatra 

Last year, a 19-year old medical student in a large city in India, Pune committed suicide by jumping into the quarry waters of Vetal Tekdi. According to a note in her diary, she took the step after performing poorly in her co...

April 7, 2016

Photograph: Flickr, Mikhail Esteves

In 2014, two young girls in a small town approximately 120 miles away from New Delhi were abducted from their homes, raped and hung on the branches of a mango tree for the community to see. Why? Because they came from an "untouchable...

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