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The Widodo government in Indonesia is using its strong state apparatus to suppress an extremist form of Islamic popular thought in the country.
In the age of the internet and its beast-child, social media, we have lost two existential things: ownership of information about us, and the right to be alone.
The memories are still fresh and alive. It was early 2003 and the American-led coalition was preparing to launch Operation Iraqi Freedom. There was fear and hope in the air: fear of the impending war and hope that Saddam...
In an unexpected move that surprised everyone, including his own people, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia has suddenly passed a royal decree permitting women to drive. His stunning decision comes after years of the ban, which...
Northeast India, ever since independence, continues to be a region witnessing perpetual political and ethnic violence. It was one of the regions where the very ‘idea of India’ as a sovereign state was first challenged. Owing to its immense diversity...
Das Kapital, though written over one and a half century ago, is a timeless text and a classic in its own right.
For the Caribbean, structural inequalities, deprivation, poverty, and years of colonial rule have led to endemic conditions that exacerbate the effects of hurricanes.
President Duterte's notorious “war on drugs” has been extraordinarily bloody, and criticised by human rights organisations and foreign governments alike.
Linguistic chauvinism is often just another component of majoritarian impulse, be it at the level of state or nation.
The Indian Supreme Court, yet again, skirted the issue of gender discrimination while invalidating 'triple talaq', or instant divorce in Muslims, in its landmark judgment.