News and Politics · Politics and Society

Understanding the Dalit Protests Through the Lens of The 2 Concepts of Liberty

The bench of Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit, in their judgement on Prevention of Atrocities Against SC/ST Act, pronounced certain directives that need to be followed while making arrests of accused booked under the 1989 law. These include the following injunctions: 1. For public servants, arrests can be made only with the… Continue reading Understanding the Dalit Protests Through the Lens of The 2 Concepts of Liberty

Feminism · News · Perspectives

Serena Williams’ Post-Partum Struggle and How She Inspires Her Own Feminine Ilk

You know Serena Williams, right? Almost everyone from this generation, irrespective of their affinity for tennis, must have heard the name at least once in their lifetime. In an essay released for CNN Opinion today, Williams fazed her fans with some shocking news. She almost died after giving birth to her six months old daughter… Continue reading Serena Williams’ Post-Partum Struggle and How She Inspires Her Own Feminine Ilk

News and Politics · Politics and Society

A Hindu Nationalist View of Democracy

The Hindu revivalists in the 1920s and 30s believed that the idea of democracy should not be appropriated by the West, rather ancient India had its share of experience with the concept. There were many democratic institutions in India of the yore, such as those found amongst the Buddhists (The Buddhist Samghas). The Atharvaveda says… Continue reading A Hindu Nationalist View of Democracy

Law · News and Politics

Is the new Aadhar Bill a step towards neo-liberal economic policy?

Neo-liberalism, an ideology that places the individual and his interests ahead of general welfare,social justice and common good. A regression to the Adam Smith model of a free market economy, where ‘human economic activity is driven by the invisible hand of the market and not by some government institution.‘ In layman’s terms, a neo-liberal economic… Continue reading Is the new Aadhar Bill a step towards neo-liberal economic policy?