The turmoil between France and Islam

Most of the recent debates around French secularism and its defence of free speech against the allegations of Islamophobia by Muslim nations, tend to place the entire narrative within two largely dichotomous camps. Taking both of those positions into account, this piece aims to comprehensively describe the past and present interpretations of the idea of laicite, and arrive at a position that can reconcile the anxieties of both the French state and its Muslim citizens.

The GameStop Frenzy—Explained

This article walks one through the various themes around the GameStop incident. It first breaks-down the forces that led to the whole commotion and explains the terms ‘shorting’ and ‘short-squeeze’. It then ventures into the predictability of the event, and the SEC’s failure as a regulatory body. Ultimately, it takes the Indian perspective into account and concludes with an opinionated conclusion.

The Last Frontier of Cooperation: The significance of ‘soft-power’ in improving India’s relationship with Latin America

This article attempts to examine the history of India’s relationship with Latin American countries, it’s trajectory over the past few years and the scope for continued cooperation, in light of recent geopolitical developments in the region. It argues that New Delhi’s Latin America policy must, while continuing to bolster trade relations, prioritize the improvement of cultural connections with the continent, especially as a belligerent China seeks to cement its influence in the region to challenge a friendly United States’ regional hegemony in the post-COVID world order.

People, Planet and Profits: How do corporations prioritize the 3Ps?

As a working individual how would you prioritize “People, Planet and Profits”? How would the executives in your institution prioritize the same? In this article, the author takes a look at the Triple Bottom Line Framework and explains how the different priorities of the executives and the employees result in an ineffective switch to sustainable measures by taking examples of Uber and Facedrive from the ride-sharing industry.

Obsolete and Panoptical – The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897

Several state governments in India have invoked provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to tackle the coronavirus pandemic that began in the March of 2020. Activists, journalists as well as public health experts and medical scholars have termed this colonial-era legislation as draconian and obsolete since it enables state excesses and does not outline a clear framework to tackle an epidemic outbreak. This essay explores the shortcomings of the existing act.

Going Beyond GDP: Women and Unpaid Household Work

For centuries, the burden of unpaid household work (UHW) has unequally been borne by our women. Kamal Hassan’s recently proposed to pay women for their domestic work. The idea originally comes from proposals by Western feminists to monetise household work but the cost of such labour is high in the west, unlike India. In this essay, I discuss the pre-existing economic value of unpaid household work and its seemingly inevitable incorporation into our national accounts in the near future.

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