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Clashing Narratives Hinder BJP Dominance Over India

In the last five years, the Bharatiya Janata Party has faced daunting challenges from opposing political blocs. It remains to be seen if that translates into the electoral domain.

A Critical Reading List on Assam’s NRC

The mainstream media in Assam and elsewhere is flushed with laudatory commentaries on the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Here's a list of critical writings by members of the PangSau Collective that unravel this messy headcount exercise.

The Tragic Degeneration of Daenerys Targaryen

The makers of Game of Thrones just decimated one of its most endearing characters.

Will Modi Win?

The Bharatiya Janata Party's fortunes in the 2019 general election could swing both ways.

Indian Federalism Needs To Evolve

As the Indian republic enters its third phase, the federal system must give more autonomy to state and local units.

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Hikayetna: Stories From Syrian Refugees

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Stranger Than Fiction

Festering Wounds and Little Closures

The India-Pakistan partition might have been “one of the greatest administrative operations in history” for Lord Mountbatten, but it was a calamitous event for many others.

A Ballad of Bawling Babies

Verses on war and what follows.

The ‘Gay Cure’ Experiments That Were Written out of Scientific History

Robert Heath claimed to have cured homosexuality by implanting electrodes into the pleasure centre of the brain. Robert Colvile reports on one of the great forgotten stories of neuroscience.

Azad and Houda (Part II)

Two refugees in transit find love, warmth and solace in each other.

15 Years Since Saddam Fell: Horrors That Came Next

Fifteen years after the fall of the Iraqi dictator, an Iraqi recalls the utter chaos that followed the American invasion.

Azad and Houda (Part I)

Two refugees in transit find love in an unlikely place.

Letters of Dreams and Refuge – Part IV

Between Izmir and Athens: dream sellers and a notebook swallowed by the road.

What I Left Behind

The war made him leave his home behind, suddenly and begrudgingly. | Amir Darwish