What about that time when I told my buddies about that ‘hot’ girl? Or when I saw some other guy say the same thing to me, perhaps throwing in a few cruder adjectives? Why didn’t I stop myself, and him, remembering that such statements are a disgrace to human dignity? Shame on me. What about …

Introduction The Non-Aligned movement (NAM or movement) emerged in the late 1950s as a policy of passivity and détente which was followed by developing nations in the face of an intense cold war between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics which represented the two blocs of capitalism and democracy …

On March 9th, 2017, the publishers who had sued Rameshwari Photocopy Shop and the Delhi University withdrew their suit. This withdrawal marks the end of one of the most hotly contested and closely followed cases of copyright infringement in recent years. The five year long saga began with multinational publishers OUP, CUP and T&F filing …

Over the past couple of months, a question had been doing the rounds of political circles – whether the ruling party, the BJP would with its national ally, the Shiv Sena in the municipal elections of the State. Ever since the elections in Maharashtra took place in 2014, the Shiv Sena, a part of the …

An assessment on how the archaic stance on criminalisation of drugs has shot you, me and itself in the foot for decades now.   “I’m gonna smoke de ganja until I go blind,” sang Bob Marley, “You know I smoke de ganja all a de time.” Millions across the world who share the same devotion …

    It would take little effort and a pinch of attention to observe that we live in vastly unequal times. Society, it is argued, has always been this way. Centuries prior, the balance between the sexes rusted into a mannish tilt; it has now hardened into a fact – one that barely invites notice. …

  The legal legacy of free speech and expression is a prolific site to assess a nation’s democratic reality with its constitutional imagination. In present times, where forms or criticism, protest or dissent are dubbed as “anti-national”, seditious or offensive – where censorship and suppression tend towards the norm rather than the exception – such …

The crowd at Marina Beach, incensed and in plenty, is indeed an overwhelming sight. The mind falls quiet and is found staring at a tremendous moment in history. On November 26, 1949, a gathering of the tallest individuals of that age assembled, with great solemnity, to adopt the Constitution of India. Years of treachery and …

I fail to recall a numbness as halting as this. A roster of the tallest icons of this age have risen and lapsed in my lifetime. Yet, as the sun sank to the cries of the barrel this evening, one could sense that it marked not the end of the day, but the closing of …

T.M. Krishna, Carnatic Musician December 2004: I was back home from boarding school for my first winter-break and Chennai was humming to an extraordinary rhythm. We were two weeks into ‘Margazhi Maasam’ and connoisseurs and the curious from across the world assembled to celebrate and cherish Carnatic music. The city’s pulse at this time is …