• Maldives: EC re-opens old wounds, SC ‘usurps’ legislative powers?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy. 1 June 2017 With the Maldives Election Commission (EC) deciding to disburse money under state-funding for political parties, an inevitable old wound has been prised open all over again. Questions on the ‘largest party’ in the country as also those on the changing yardstick for state-funding remain. State-funding for political parties with

  • ‘The Ideas of Islam and Revolution Are Antithetical’0

    By Devirupa Mitra on 29/05/2017 Dariush Shayegan, one of Iran’s prominent philosophers, talks about the direction the Islamic republic has taken, the failure of the Islamic revolution and the rise of Hindutva in India. Dariush Shayegan, one of Iran’s prominent philosophers. Credit: Devirupa Mitra Tehran: While thousands of young Iranians danced and sang in streets across the country to

  • Interview: Meena Kandasamy on Writing About Marital Violence0

    By Omair Ahmad on 30/05/2017 “I will write in the same way in which I lived through all of this: carrying myself with enormous, infinite grace.” Meena Kandasamy. Courtesy: Juggernaut Meena Kandasamy’s When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife is a punch to the gut. Given how prevalent domestic


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