Politics Urban Naxals and Anti-Nationals: What’s a Democracy Without Its Dissenters?
It might be tempting to dismiss terms like “Urban Naxal” and “anti-national” as empty rhetoric, but their domination of our news cycle demands a closer look. It all comes down to a nationwide difference of opinion on one question: What is the purpose of the country, and for whom?Add to list
Politics Bhima-Koregaon Raids: How the BJP is Alienating its Dalit Vote Bank
The 2014 mandate was a landmark, most significantly for the support the BJP received from Dalit and adivasi voters. But after the recent crackdown on human rights activists and Dalit voices, it seems unlikely that the party can turn it into a template ahead of 2019.Add to list
Politics Understanding UAPA, the Controversial Law Used to Arrest Activists for “Maoist Links”
Yesterday, Sudha Bhardwaj, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Gautam Navlakha and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested in relation to the Bhima-Koregaon violence. All of them were charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. But what exactly does this law entail?Add to list
Politics Atishi Marlena: All You Need to Know About AAP’s Lok Sabha Candidate
Atishi Marlena is at the centre of a controversy once again, over the dropping of her “Christian”-sounding last name. The last time AAP’s Lok Sabha Candidate made news, it was for being dismissed from her special post as Delhi’s education advisor, when she was credited for turning around the course of the Capital’s public schools.Add to list
Politics Should India Really Have Declined UAE’s Offer of Aid to Kerala?
The Centre has declined all foreign offers of aid for disaster-struck Kerala, including UAE’s donation of ₹700 crores. The government is acting in line with policy, but it is imperative to remember that the UAE has been built on the back of a workforce from Kerala.Add to list