The Rise of Populism

In stark contrast to the increasing globalisation and liberalisation of the 1990s, the world has witnessed a sudden and rather an aggressive resurgence of nationalist populism in recent times. Look anywhere in the world and you witness populists delivering resounding political victories over deeply entrenched and traditional parties and ideas. The triumph of the so-called…

EVMs- Are they vulnerable?

Leaders of 22 political parties met the Election Commission, on 21 May 2019, and submitted a memorandum asking that the verification of the VVPAT slips of randomly identified polling stations should be done prior to the initiation of counting of votes and not after the completion of the last round of counting. The opposition parties…

Naxalism and the Indian State

To understand the origins of Naxalism and the political mechanisms behind it, we must understand the history of Communism and Communist parties in India. The Communist Party of India (CPI) was founded on December 26, 1925. The Great October Socialist Revolution inspired the founders of the CPI. In 1963, the CPI had split into two factions with the newer one being called the Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPM.

Who deciphered Hanuman’s Caste?

Be it the media or the common man, before one can actually understand the plight of the agrarian community, or the impact of loan waivers, the first and last task often is to characterize the merit of a move based on political inclination. With such an approach, holistic questions shall seldom be thrown at the government, deaths shall persist as paltry statistics and inclusive growth shall remain far fetched. And the media and us, until then, can both can successfully debate, who deciphered Hanuman’s caste.
Read this article by Anirudh Tusnial to know more

High School Warfare

The last thing a parent should be worried about when he sends his kid to school is for his kid to be shot dead during recess. America is in dire need of a political leader to address this issue who takes it upon himself to bring about a paradigm revolution in the way the American leadership thinks about gun laws.

Read this article by Aritra Guru to know more.