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Love, with an albatross attached: Part II

A personal essay about coming of age in the world of hypercompetitive education in 1990s India.

| May 18, 2018

Diaspora Direct Investment and the ‘growth story’

The push for DDI is an extension of the economic logic of our times.

| Dec 24, 2014

Gulf return

Far from riches and social acclaim, most migrant workers in West Asia eventually find dislocation and lack of gratitude from the host country.

| Dec 01, 2010

New nationalism and neo-liberal cruelty

A review of 'Scarred: Experiments with Violence in Gujarat' by Dionne Bunsha.

| Aug 01, 2006

Ayodhya’s anniversary: Donations for barbarism

A US-based scholar concludes that overseas Hindutva is using pretence to raise the cash that funds mayhem at home.

| Dec 01, 2002

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Notes from a ‘hybrid regime’

Reflections on authoritarianism in today's Pakistan.

The global branding of caste

Isabel Wilkerson’s recent book fails to unpack caste, but hints at potential for new solidarities.

Swear not by the moon

The contentious politics of lunar sighting in Pakistan.

The storyteller of Kovilpatti

On Ki Rajanarayanan, the father of Karisal literature.