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Trans identity crises

Officialdom treats transgender requests with scant regard for the laws which have been put in place to ensure they do not suffer any discrimination “To…

A Modiesque speech

If Modi goes down as one-term PM, his 2018 Red Fort speech would be judged against the speech he delivered in 2014 Among the few…

Re-wilding an estate

Loss of habitat is one of the major reasons why the Asian elephants are endangered. The Naxalbari Tea Estate has taken several steps for their…

A German commune

Here’s a story of The wonders and limits of community living at a home shared by 120 people in Tübingen in Germany On a recent…

The Great NRC Mess

What happened in Assam is not ‘India for Indians’ Assamese BJP MLA, Ramakanta Deori, did not find his name in the National Register of Citizens…

Why so much smoke?

The statutory warning on cigarette packs has not proved to be much of a deterrent to smokers, and addicts are now as young 10 years…

When comment is free

How publishers can ensure quality control of comments, instead of removing comments sections in totality With the emergence of digital news, a new practice came…

Questions unanswered

Looking beyond BJP’s victory, we need to analyse the recent Lok Sabha events in the context of the questions that were left unanswered by PM…

Separation anxiety

What happens to the ‘illegitimate’ abandoned children of influential people after their adoption by parents out of India? They face an existential crisis Former cricketer…