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Judicial Activism

Swapan Dasgupta

The job of the courts is to resolve disputes arising from either the violation of laws or conflicting interpretations of the law

The Politics of Grievance

The cycle of agitations against the Modi government is unlikely to end anytime soon

A Portrait of Protest

When subversion becomes a feature of democracy

A Million Manufactured Mutinies

The Modi government should not compromise on core principles

Rage and Reality

Punjab’s farmers are at Delhi’s doors demanding a rollback of the farm reform laws—reforms meant to help poorer states that today produce much more than Punjab under more difficult economic conditions. Isn’t it coercion by a pampered lot?

Comment Is Free

The Canadian prime minister's remarks on the farmers’ agitation add to his record on gaffes

The Politics of Empathy

The virtuous, whether left or right or liberal or progressive, needs to be a bit more empathic in the understanding of the other

Punjabi Rap

Political brinkmanship in Punjab has taken a dangerous turn after the farm reform laws


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