Publications

On April 24, the Rajya Sabha passed a private member’s bill which provides a comprehensive rights framework for transgender persons. This is a victory of staggering magnitude — not only was it voted in unanimously, [...]
A few years ago, when some members of Hasiru Usiru wanted to have a meeting in Traffic Park on St Marks Road, the guard asked us to leave because the park closes at 6pm. This park had been handed over to a realty group [...]
Part I AAP's commitment towards the politics of change is on test: will it decriminalise homosexuality by amendment, if not outright repeal of Section 377 of the IPC? AAP's landslide victory in New Delhi has meant [...]
Last week, India became the sixth country to see the launch of Internet.org, the outcome of a Facebook tie-up with Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications. Internet.org is a service that promises to bring the internet [...]
The present political dispensation hinting that they would go by the unamended version of the preamble (which did not have the words socialist and secular in it) has stirred the pot of controversy. The intellectual [...]
Ever since rumours regarding the Indian launch of Internet.org app by Facebook in a tie-up with Reliance were confirmed, there has been lively speculation about whether the move is a violation of net neutrality. The app [...]
The following article by Smarika Kumar was first published in The Hoot. In December 2014, Airtel decided to charge a differential tariff on VOIP calls (Voice on Internet Protocol calls, such as those made possible by [...]
One of the hallmarks of absurdity - especially as manifested by government policies - is its ability to confuse our reactions, provoking umbrage when it ought to provoke raucous laughter. The Central Board of Film [...]
This review by Danish Sheikh was first published on Indian Constitutional Law and Philosophy. I first encountered Kenji Yoshino’s A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice more [...]
Lawrence Liang reflects on the world's love affair with the Smartphone. On a recent trip to Tokyo, I was struck by the number of people travelling on the subway who were glued to their phones and it was difficult [...]
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