Day: February 6, 2019

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Youth March for Climate Justice in Brussels

Youth March for Climate Justice in Brussels The last few Thursdays, Brussels’ streets have been flooded with students. They carry signs and chant phrases such as ‘climate justice now’. Belgian youth is fed up with a system in which their future is put at risk and politicians make all kinds of promises in order to…

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The Motivated Murder of India’s Statistical System

The Motivated Murder of India’s Statistical System The attacks by the Modi government on many of India’s institutions have been noted, but the destruction of India’s statistical system was not adequately recognised or condemned. That is, not until the latest revelations on how the Government is refusing to release the NSSO’s employment survey for 2017–18…

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Difference Between a Nationalist and a Patriot

Difference Between a Nationalist and a Patriot The term nationalist has acquired a new meaning in the context of its use (or misuse) in current day politics around the world.     Often nationalism is positioned as a reaction to globalism. Protecting the interests of a nation under attack from international economic, ideological and terrorist…

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The Music of Humanity

The Music of Humanity One of the most famous anti-fascist films is Charles Chaplin’s The Great Dictator, which subjected Hitler’s fantasies of global domination to withering satire. Less well-known is his first post-war movie, Monsieur Verdoux (1947), about a genial family man who makes a living by marrying and murdering wealthy widows. Upon being caught,…

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Democratic Accountability in a Digital Era

Democratic Accountability in a Digital Era Digital India The government has taken onto itself to become a digital republic. Without a digital ID, the Unique Identity (UID) issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), your ability to access government and private services, your entitlements like salaries, pensions and your rights like education, travel…

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Issue of Contractual Teaching at Delhi University

Issue of Contractual Teaching at Delhi University The University of Delhi is replete with ad-hoc teachers. It presently employs around five thousand teachers who work in ad-hoc capacity. Year after year,  for every academic session, a hire and fire policy is adopted with regard to their employment by the college administration. In this process, an…