The genesis of the ‘Third World’ categorization lies in the nature of modernity exported by the First World. Asish Singh explains this with the example of eighteenth-century famines in India.
Ashika questions where the middle class lies in the spectrum of environmentalism on the basis of wealth specific to India and explores the running discourse on the subject. Much like that of the rich and the poor, it is important to understand their attitude towards the environment and its resources.
By introducing the concept and complexities of Kashmiri Feminism, the first article of this series aims to highlight the basics of Kashmiri Feminism under the light of three themes – Resistance of Kashmiri Women against the Military Occupation, Failure of Indian Feminism in accommodating the identity of Kashmiri Women and the position of Kashmiri Women in the Indian Nationalist Project.
Frances McDormand’s acceptance speech at the 2018 Academy Awards left the world puzzled about her closing lines –“I have two words to leave you with ladies and gentlemen, Inclusion Rider.” On the further understanding of what an inclusion rider is, the discourse around how the film industry could be modelled into a fair and safe space to include those sections of the demography that were previously ignored or discriminated against. Inclusion rider presented as a solution to Hollywood’s diversity problem, and the effect of a legal or contractual agreement to consciously induce a set level of diversity among the cast and crew members on production.
Income tax abolition is a highly debated and controversial proposal in the country today. About one fourth of the central government’s revenue comes from personal income tax collection. While some economists argue that the loss of revenue for the government would be detrimental, others opine that more money in the hands of people would result in expansion of the economy.
The Plastic Ocean is a documentary that brings to light the infamous nature of plastic, opening up our eyes to the necessary solutions and path forward. A one cause, multiple effect situation arises, as the simple use and improper disposal of plastic products finds its way into the tales of animal endangerment, and rise in inequality and poverty.
This is the first conversation of Inter-Linked’s 4-part series on ‘Gendered Identities in the Digital Space’. Prof (Dr) Lina Sonne foregrounds our understanding of accessibility, usage, and ownership of technology, and technology-enabled devices (mobile phones), to establish how women continue to be disadvantaged in this perceived gender agnostic space. This conversation primarily draws from Dr Sonne’s research in this area of women’s use of mobile phones in India.
Japan, in June this year, enacted a policy encouraging companies to move to a four-day workweek. In this 2 part series, we will analyse whether the policy is viable and beneficial – on an individual employee and economic level. This article will examine the toxic work culture in Japan and the effects of the policy on companies and their employees.
Community health workers (CHWs) serve as a crucial link between health systems and communities they serve. The usual role of CHWs has been critical in building a resilient health system & was expanded to respond to the COVID-19 related activities and maintenance/continuity of regular health services.
The article will describe the status of capital punishment pre and post Independence era and will also discuss the question surrounding capital punishment as a necessity. Additionally, it will discuss the landmark judgment ‘Bachan Singh vs State of Punjab’ wherein the Supreme Court discussed the status of capital punishment and the legislation governing it
Conditional Cash Transfers are popular poverty alleviation welfare schemes employed by governments across the globe. They have reaped impressive results in improving the conditions of poor households by targeting women as the beneficiaries – but how have they contributed to women’s empowerment? This article explores the impact of CCTs through the gender perspective.
In Conversation with Dr. Y.S. Alone Ques 1: The Delhi University has recently removed the works of the writers Sukirtharani and Bama, among many others, from