The recent volcanic eruption in Tonga left the world in shock at the magnitude of devastation that was put upon the Polynesian country.
This article tries to highlight the ubiquity of Marx’s ideas in World politics while simultaneously segueing into exploring the problematic aspects of one of the most consequential texts of the twentieth century: The Communist Manifesto.
First in a series of six, this article presents an overview of progress made over the last decade, and places in perspective key insights from Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze, that continue to remain relevant in our time.
Much has changed since the Arab Spring. But somehow, the region is less free than it was in 2010.
The five day visit of senior officials from four Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to China is important for a number of reasons.
Authoritarian regimes outbeat everyone at glossing over weaknesses and boasting off strengths. But policymakers in New Delhi must be heedful to discern the picture China projects from the realities it confronts. For all the impediments India is facing, those that China faces are greater and severe.
In the second of a series of essays on urban mobility in India, Sudarshan and Mukundan systematically gauge the viability of responses by governments across the country to the current urban mobility crisis, focusing on the challenges faced by metro-rail systems in the country.
While it is always important to have realistic expectations in the context of India-Pakistan relations, it is important not to be excessively pessimistic. The Kartarpur corridor has been dubbed as a corridor of peace, potential and prosperity and its reopening is an important step which could open up many vistas.
This article tries to explore theories in International relations through the lens of popular culture. The article shows how popular culture becomes a test-ground for these theories and helps in understanding the real world better through Netflix’s House of Cards.
Craft communities in India usually exist in close knit clusters by virtue of which they have strong traditional knowledge systems. The older craftsmen have relied on these knowledge systems to pass down their knowledge and expertise in the craft to the younger generations. One such craft pocket is the hand block printed textiles in the towns of Jaipur district, namely Bagru and Sanganer.
In this commentary, we are underlining the sustenance of handicrafts as a traditional art form in Jaipur, and how it has evolved with global dynamics. We also explore the significance of this artform to preserve identity—at the individual and community levels. We conclude by highlighting the scope of the Jaipur bloc as a pioneering entity to spearhead collectivization practices, which women, in several capacities, have used to maneuver social, political, and economic agency.
This article explores how mainstream Indian environmentalism nurtures caste biases through prominent ideologies and movements.