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Alternative Standpoint

Alternative Standpoint

In the context of North East India in general and Assam in particular, there is a general assumption that caste inequalities do not exist as rigidly as compared to other parts of the country. Such an....

Religious conversion, a multifacet­­­ed phenomenon, resonates through individuals’ lives, shaping their economic behaviour and social dynamics. This article explores the intricate interplay between....

Universities in any modern society are expected to supply knowledge, research, and skilled human resources required for industrial production, circulation, and consumption of useful commodities....

The recent announcement of a pro­perty tax increase in the municipalities in Kerala has sparked criticism from various quarters. The proposed 25% increase in the property rax rate has commenced from 1....

How do we perceive the country’s environmental discourse so far? Ever since India’s existence as an independent nation or even before, the notion of a nation is often defined through aspects of nature....

On 24 April 2023, the landmark judgment Kesavandanda Bharati v State of Kerala completed 50 years. 1 It installed the “basic structure doctrine” in Indian jurisprudence to gatekeep radical changes to....

It is widely accepted that enhancing various aspects of development such as education, health, and incomes contribute to reducing the frequency and intensity of crimes in society, since it increases....

Rajyashri Goody is a renowned artist on the politics of food and caste. Her artworks on Dalit food preparation and eating practices enable us to rethink the repercussion of caste doctrines in the....

During the winter session of Parliament, the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021 (“the bill”) was passed in the Rajya Sabha on 8 De­­cember 2022. The bill, which is on the cusp of being....

‘Professor of Practice’ To promote skill-based learning, as highlighted in the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2022, the University Grants Commission (UGC) announced the recruitment policy for....

Suffrage is the pivotal right. —Susan B Anthony As a sovereign democratic repu­blic, “the people of India” gave themselves the Indian Constitution and included in it are the provisions of adult....

The successful capture of power by the Bharatiya Janata Party in Manipur following the 2017 assembly elections has significantly affected the state’s ethnic politics. Since its resurgence, the BJP has....

The National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 has rightly pointed to the importance of holistic liberal education, rooted in our history, culture, knowledge, and ethos. Even after 75 years of independence....

The alleged suicide of Pallakonda Raju in 2021 on the railway tracks in Warangal district, who had raped and killed a six-year-old girl in Hyderabad, is not the first such incident in recent memory to....

Last month, I, and I am sure several others, received a questionnaire from the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT 2022), titled “Digital Survey for National Curriculum....