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Indian environmental discourses through the lens of caste.

On August 15, 2019, the Prime Minister launched the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide piped water supply to every rural household by 2024. While the operational guidelines of the programme emphasised the use of modern technology, it did not even once mention the linkages between caste and traditional or modern water supply systems in India. […]

Ghost Hunt!!!

The award of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2015 to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo and Arthur B. McDonald, Chief Scientist at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) collaboration, Canada for proving that neutrinos change identities or ‘flavours’ from one type to another over time encouraged the world scientists to explore new avenues […]

SC on Permanent Commission to Women

The Supreme Court of India has again showed what a constitutional culture of non-discrimination can achieve in demolishing obstinate structures of gender-based discrimination in state and civil society. The march of gender justice which began with the Mathura open letter in the late Seventies, and bemoaned patriarchal culture even in the apex court, has in recent years extended the arc of […]