Statistics: If one only studies uses and not abuses, one might be misguided

By Prof Utpal K De, Dr Arjun Kumar Everyone is well aware of the uses of statistics -- how data is used to reveal some facts like changes of some variables over time and across communities depending on various aspects of society. Also, data is used to correlate various factors and form welfare policies. However, … Continue reading Statistics: If one only studies uses and not abuses, one might be misguided

Chandra Bhan and his theory on Dalit capitalism as an intriguing prospect

By Yuthish Prabakar* “Our struggle does not end so long as a single human is being considered untouchable on account of his birth”. – Mahatma Gandhi Necessity is the mother of invention. Inequality is the mother of evils. In a utopian world, there would not be any discrimination on any lines, be it caste, gender … Continue reading Chandra Bhan and his theory on Dalit capitalism as an intriguing prospect

Humans have civil rights to roam freely, do we have authority to curb such rights of animals?

By Sucharita Saha* I was privy to the public outcry regarding the menace of stray dogs when I saw a flurry of newspaper articles published by a leading daily regarding how dog bites were becoming more frequent, especially during the lockdown and people were forced to live in terror. This event triggered a chain reaction … Continue reading Humans have civil rights to roam freely, do we have authority to curb such rights of animals?

Goods and services have been globalized; time for human lives to be globalized

By Tarun Meena* From fighting with wooden sticks to carrying guns in school, humans evolved. Centuries of technological advancement has made the world more connected and integrated than ever. As the age of IoT dawns upon us, humans can expect numerous unimaginable experiences moving forward. With the escalating innovations in the field of AR/VR, even … Continue reading Goods and services have been globalized; time for human lives to be globalized

Bhima Koregaon case: Under the pretext of creating communal disharmony and inciting violence

Background note on facts and timeline of the Bhima Koregaon case amidst reports that one of the accused, Varavara Rao, 80, is  very sick in Taloja Jail, and yet he is not letting him out because of pressure from the National Investigation Agency, which is against all jurisprudence: Bhima Koregaon, a small village with historical … Continue reading Bhima Koregaon case: Under the pretext of creating communal disharmony and inciting violence

CityMakers amidst lockdown 3.0 and search for future Solutions

By Prof Balwant Singh Mehta, Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Dr Simi Mehta, Dr Indu Prakash Singh, Anshula Mehta, Ritika Gupta, Dr Arjun Kumar* In conformity with the globe trend, COVID-19 is threatening cities in India with multidimensional impacts on the economy and the society. On March 24, 2020, the Prime Minister of India announced the world’s … Continue reading CityMakers amidst lockdown 3.0 and search for future Solutions

Covid-19, when individual survival becomes intrinsically linked to the survival of the collective

By Deepankar Roy* The idea of the ‘collective’, its importance and power, vis-à-vis that of the ‘individual’, her/his centrality and power, is something that, I believe, we, as a community of humans, have not quite come to terms with. The idea in itself that ‘We are, therefore I am’, is not new. Ubuntu, a Zulu … Continue reading Covid-19, when individual survival becomes intrinsically linked to the survival of the collective