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‘Jai Shri Ram’ and other neologisms

By Immanuel Nehemiah
Savarkar was anything but a traditionalist. He was very modern, wrote against caste and was radical in many ways.  And so was Hindutva.

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Suicide: An epistemic disorder

By Rimli Bhattacharya
In conclusion, I reiterate that suicide is an epistemic disorder and needs to be stopped with the strong intervention of counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists.

Kashmir and Coloniality of Power

By Ishupal Singh Kang
The current move by the government has significant resemblances with the tools employed by the British Empire in putting an entire population under subjugation. The modus operandi of such a rule – measures, technicalities and tricks – that have been associated with colonial era continues to be the dominant and desirable strategy for a postcolonial state like India.

Alzheimer’s and Recognition

By Nishi Pulugurtha
In spite of all the muteness of responses, all the cognition disappearing slowly, she does understand intuitively about comforting presences, about her dear ones. I think, in spite of not being able to recognize me most of the times, I am a familiar presence; my voice and touch comfort her.

Alienating Kashmiris while integrating Kashmir

By Shahid Jamal
The BJP and their supporters can’t deny the fact that even today the indicators of growth and development for Jammu & Kashmir are better than the indicators for Gujarat. The kind of poverty that we see in Gujarat and in rest of India often we don’t see in the streets of Kashmir.

Two Cheers for Indian Democracy!

By Ashley Tellis
The University of Hyderabad students, like Jawaharlal Nehru University students, and like students everywhere in this beleaguered country, are used to this sort of heckling, harassment and intimidation and continue to stand their ground, somewhat tiredly. It is a sad, sad country we live in.

National Education Policy Draft 2019 is silent on the plight of teachers

By Aarti Mangal
While praising the teacher for the development of children, the NEP is silent on the plight and the action plan on the contractual teachers in the country. It only says that the system of para teacher must be stopped by 2022. It is silent on what is to be done with a large number of contractual teachers who have been recruited under the schemes like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and District Primary Education Programme (DPEP).