“Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex” - Karl Marx
Prerna Dhoop, Vandana Dhoop
RECENTLY, educationists J.S. Rajput and Shankar Saran and organisations such as Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal and Shiksha Sanskriti Nyas deposed before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, chaired by senior BJP leader Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, and argued that Mughal history forms a sizeable portion of Indian school textbooks qua Vedic era.

  According to them, there is an urgent need to revise the Marxist version of school textbooks and rewrite it from their own per
S.N. Sahu
The high-voltagecampaigns of political parties are underway in poll-bound West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry. As political parties seek votes and a clear mandate, it is worthwhile to recall a question put to Mahatma Gandhi in the erstwhile Madras province in 1925: “What is the duty of the voters in the coming elections to the Legislative Council?”

Gandhi’s responses are of critical significance to voters of the currently poll-bound regions and the rest of the elector
Urvi Desai
THE writing of history is a sea of thought that encompasses labour and mobility, gender and sexuality, the local and global. It borrows from the prior academic work and historical imagination of the writer. In many cases, the writing of history dialogues with political and social moments of the present. There are many schools of thought regarding the role of the historian, particularly in relation to her socio-political environment. Questions emerge, such as, what the responsibility of the histo
COLOMBO: The arrest of the Jaffna Mayor Viswalingam Manivannan came as a reminder that unhealed issues from the past continue to threaten peace in the present and the future.

According to people I spoke to in Jaffna, this arrest has revived memories that were no longer in the people’s consciousness. Nearly 11 years after the end of the war, the people were no longer thinking of the LTTE police and the uniform they once wore.

The bailing out of the mayor de-escalated the crisis


Our Constitution has taken up the charge of transforming a hierarchical society into a modern equalitarian democracy. In a Parliamentary democracy based on a written Constitution, it is the role of the Judiciary (predominantly the Supreme Court) to interpret it. The court itself has supposed the role of the guardian and interpreter of the Constitution of India. For the purpose of interpretation, the independence of the Judiciary from any external source, including the political executive needs t...

Issue in foreign Policy


Parthu Venkatesh P

Since 1951, Pakistan is the only country in South Asia after India to have diplomatic relations with People's Republic of China (PRC). The two states have time-tested relations and are known as the all-weather friends. China had provided tactical support to Pakistan during the 1965 war with India in which it was defeated. China had also helped Pakistan in the Wake of Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in. However, in February 2006, while addressing the Pakistan-China Business Forum, former President...

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Are America's International Commitments trustworthy?

Nayan Anand

Since the inception of his term as the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has been a favourite of the media. Be his kooky Tweets that take the internet by storm or his determined approach towards putting America first, Trump sure knows how to catch the eyeballs of both world leaders and the public alike. In the past few months, Trump went a step ahead to shake the world by his strong messages of 'America First' policy. In the same regard, the global power landscape saw ...


Right to Freedom of Choice, Right to Abortion: Ireland's new Abortion Referendum

Nayan Anand


The recent time can be attributed to both progress and protests alike. Caught up in the progressive third wave of feminism, there are women all over the world now coming out on the streets to fight and demand basic rights that have been denied to them. Be it the abrogation of the infamous Triple Talaq rule or the dynamic demand for changes in the abortion laws of Ireland, positive changes in the gender scenario are now foreseeable. Speaking about one such vic...