Ajay Gudavarthy

Reasoning with intolerance

The defence raised by the rightwing apologists about growing intolerance needs to be addressed

Dec 25, 2015

Precariats of Indian democracy

The multiple identities of Kashmiri Pandits that have evolved over time complicate the question of resettlement.

May 11, 2015

The return of the personality cult

Will the resurgence of a personality-based politics undermine public institutions?

Jun 24, 2014

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