This review considers the subversion of the racial hierarchy in 1920s colonial Saigon in Marguerite Duras’ The Lover as well as the novel’s portrayal of gender dynamics in colonial Indo-China.
This article analyses the recent decision around the privatisation of COVID-19 vaccines in India. It provides insights into the pros and cons of the decisions, focusing on the potential of a public-private partnership in the world’s largest inoculation drive.
Countless pop-culture pieces reflect the rich and the bourgeois keeping their money in Swiss Banks. If it’s true in real life, then what makes Swiss banks standout? This article tries to explore this question while assessing the factors that make them different from banks in the rest of the world.
On 22nd September, the Rajya Sabha passed three labour codes— The Industrial Relations Code 2020, The Code on Social Security 2020, The Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions (OSH) Code 2020. When combined with the fourth code, i.e, the Code on Wages 2019, the four labour codes are an amalgamation of 44 Central Labour Laws/Acts. With an objective to simplify and modernize labour regulations, the proposed changes come at a time when the country is grappling with a conundrum between choosing worker’s welfare and ease of doing business, both of which have taken a serious hit during COVID-19. Through the course of this article, the authors attempt to decode the simplifications proposed across the 4 codes, their impacts on the economy, and lastly, place anticipated outcomes of the bill as the nation tries to recover.
Hydroelectric projects have burgeoned in the Himalayas, in the name of economic growth and development. The eco-sensitive region is no stranger to environmental degradation, which is being exacerbated as a result of extensive damming. Instead of directly improving the regional economy, these projects are hampering the lives and livelihoods of the locals.
As coronavirus vaccines are being rolled out across the world there are glaring levels of inequity as to which countries are getting what amount of vaccines. This article analyses how the rich countries are taking advantage of the system to corner a disproportionate share of the vaccine for themselves.
Traditionally the US stock market has been an arena frequented by powerful hedge funds and investment firms. This article explores how an internet community of common people, the subreddit WallStreetBets, took on established financial players in the market to make a significant mark and analyses the power dynamics of what happened behind the scenes
This article explores what led to the glacial disaster that struck Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on the 7th of February 2021, the looming threat of glacial retreat in the Himalayas and the need to revisit our developmental policies in the Himalayas.
Presented at a time when India is facing high and rising unemployment, low and falling labour participation, high and rising deaths due to the virus, abysmally high inequalities and poverty rates and poor performance of PSUs, does Sitaraman’s third budget provide one stop solution to all these mounting problems? Let’s see.
Data has been termed as the “oil of the digital age”, fueling the digital economy and driving growth in the information age. The power of the data economy is however concentrated in the hands of a few. This article discusses the influence of tech giants and the scope of regulation by the governments.
The article explores how ancient ideas of hysteria and pain associated with women manifests itself in the biases against women in modern medicinal practice , both in terms of pain management as well as treatment for mental illnesses.
In this article, the author argues that Bollywood has a significant impact on the nationalism of Indian diasporic communities and theorise the potential reasons behind this phenomenon. thye lay out two ways in which Bollywood constructs the image of an “ideal diaspora”, with the examples of two movies — Namastey London (2007) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). They assert that Bollywood movies about the diasporic communities also have an impact on the nationalism of the country’s residents.