Me Too: The Way Forward

Bhopal saw this year’s first ‘Me Too’ discussion at Dylogg Coworking, in collaboration with Madhya Pradesh Yuva Sansad, on 28th October. As 2017 saw the movement begin in the US and see its effect spiralling outwards to other countries, the movement spread to India but largely kept itself to the hashtag and social media. This […]

Celebrating Armageddon? – and – Interview with Hans Kristensen

Disclosure Statement: The author works with National Alliance of Anti-nuclear Movements. On 5th November 2018, India announced that its (partially) indigenously designed and built nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, INS Arihant returned from its “deterrence patrol,” completing India’s nuclear triad of land, air and sea based nuclear delivery systems. Media responded with reporting about it as […]

Security and Peace vs The National Security State

The subject of this article is the Indian National Security State. By which I mean those sets of institutions – governmental and private, known and secret, whose primary or major objectives are set around armaments – their production, procurement, research, maintenance, use and; wars – small, big, covert, overt, and preparation for them. I would […]

Media on Ayushman Bharat

On September 12th, 2018, international medical journal The Lancet published an article ‘The new politics of health in India.’ Richard Horton’s article using Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on “job crisis” as a jumping board talked about India’s “health crisis” and the findings of the new Lancet papers, he said: “The five Lancet papers reveal a dangerously […]

Prabhat Patnaik on Four Years of Modi Rule

Prabhat Patnaik, renowned Marxist economist and political commentator was recently in Bhopal for the annual Shailendra Shaili Memorial Lecture. He spoke at the State Museum auditorium on 7th August, 2018 to an audience interested in learning about the changes in the socio-economic and political fabric of the nation in the past 4 years of Modi […]

Climate Change and its Science

By: Sarthak Tomar Erron Moby lives peacefully in a wooden cabin near a major railway line junction. Each night the cabin is illuminated by trains passing right by the window. The glow is the strongest when the train is on the nearest and weakest when the train is on the furthest of the four railway […]