Thomas Blom Hansen’s new book looks at RSS goals vs Constitutional rights

THOMAS BLOM HANSEN is one of the world’s foremost scholars of Hindu nationalism. Which is why his books continue to generate tremendous interest among academics and non-academics alike. His latest one, The Law of Force: The Violent Heart of Indian Politics (Aleph; 176 pages; Rs 499), which released recently and traces the chequered history of political violence … Continue reading Thomas Blom Hansen’s new book looks at RSS goals vs Constitutional rights

Not only is wealth inequality rising, but the consequences of wealth inequality are also growing: Nobel laureate and Covid-19 survivor Alvin Roth

  Alvin E Roth   Nobel Prize winning economist Alvin E Roth was down with COVID-19 last month before he recovered and started teaching again at Stanford University where he is the Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics. An author of several best-selling books, including Who Gets What — And Why, Roth is a specialist in multiple fields … Continue reading Not only is wealth inequality rising, but the consequences of wealth inequality are also growing: Nobel laureate and Covid-19 survivor Alvin Roth

The Truth About Northern Kerala’s Homoeroticism

PLACES ARE ONLY AS famous or infamous as their people and, over a period of time, a destination begins to take on the traits of its demography. Going by anecdotal evidence, in Malabar, which comprises a handful of districts in northern parts of Kerala, homosexuality is rampant. There may not be any sexual-orientation data or … Continue reading The Truth About Northern Kerala’s Homoeroticism

The Impact of the Supreme Court’s Triple Talaq Verdict on Indian Politics and Muslim Society

In the afternoon of August 23rd, Shayara Bano, 36, is back at her father’s quarters in Remount Training School & Depot, a defence training centre in Hempur Daya, Uttarakhand, resting after an overnight trip from Delhi. Within a few days she will resume travelling daily to Moradabad’s Teerthanker Mahaveer University, almost two hours one-way by … Continue reading The Impact of the Supreme Court’s Triple Talaq Verdict on Indian Politics and Muslim Society