When comprehensive means cosmetic

India's pollution metrics fail to capture the complex reality of environmental degradation.

| Mar 25, 2020

Chronicling courtesans

A new book documents the forgotten history of tawaifs – or courtesans – in northern India.

| Feb 11, 2020

The death of a book bazaar

Delhi’s beautification drive comes at the cost of a historic Sunday book market. 

| Feb 05, 2020

Keeping journalism alive in Kashmir

Journalists in Kashmir have done remarkable work from the ground, despite government curbs and local media’s limitations.

| Jan 16, 2020

Is the mob ruling the roost?

JNU violence shows the fringe is at the Centre.

| Jan 07, 2020

Reading Arendt while India erupts

A young protestor reflects.

| Jan 02, 2020

The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid imbroglio

Dispute, legal journey and the Supreme Court judgement.

| Nov 25, 2019

Liquid power

On the feats and failings of Southasia’s attempts at regulating water.

| Nov 14, 2019

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