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Jul 14, 2020

The politics of dog meat ban in Nagaland
The Nagaland government's recent ban on the sale of dog meat has not only polarised conversations about what is and what is not food but also shows how we have turned animals' bodies into battlegrounds for our politics and biases.

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Jul 14, 2020

Supreme Court upholds management rights of former royal family
The Supreme Court sets aside a High Court verdict on the status of the ‘Ruler of Travancore', but has ordered the constitution of an administrative committee headed by the district judge of Thiruvananthapuram and an advisory committee for the management of the temple.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 10, 2020

Sathankulam: Terror in uniform
The custodial torture and deaths of a father-son duo in Tamil Nadu rip apart the police's image, while the judiciary makes unprecedented interventions in a bid to deliver justice.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 10, 2020

A dubious record
Instances of police brutality and torture have a long history in Tamil Nadu. Here is a list of a few of the most notorious cases:• Muthukulathur Keela

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Jul 08, 2020

No new resistance in Kashmir, Pak eyes Jaish
Amid views of the The Resistance Front's potential ability to script a turnaround in militancy, intelligence and security personnel believe that actors from across the border are arming and pushing battle-hardened Jaish-e-Mohammad cadre into the Valley.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 07, 2020

The new resistance
Amid views of the The Resistance Front's potential ability to script a turnaround in militancy, intelligence and security personnel believe that actors from across the border are arming and pushing battle-hardened Jaish-e-Mohammad cadre into the Valley.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 07, 2020

Region of unfreedom
The new media policy in Jammu and Kashmir seeks to kill journalism in the troubled region where the local press continues to be in a state of numbness.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 06, 2020

Amphan: Relief as disaster
Trinamool leaders at the panchayat level face the fury of the victims of the supercyclone for alleged misappropriation of relief funds disbursed by the State government.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 06, 2020

Amphan relief as disaster
Trinamool leaders at the panchayat level face the fury of the victims of the supercyclone for alleged misappropriation of relief funds disbursed by the State government.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 06, 2020

Power play
The proposals in the Electricity (Amendment) Bill to "reform" the power sector, issued in the midst of a pandemic, threaten to result in higher energy costs, violate long-cherished principles of federalism, and leave India's most vulnerable to the caprices of the market.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 06, 2020

Oh to be a scientist!
Scientific conferences have become public relations exercises instead of functioning as spaces where scientific ideas are exchanged and new ideas encouraged.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 05, 2020

Auction of coal mines: Against all reason
The Central government appears determined to auction off the country's coal resources despite the widespread opposition to it and the fact that the human and environmental costs of opening up the coal mining sector to commercial exploitation far outweigh the benefits.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 04, 2020

Enrica Lexie case: Justice denied
India accepts an international tribunal order in the case relating to the killing of two fishermen by Italian marines off the Kerala coast. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is not happy.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 01, 2020

Time for talks
Tensions raised by the bloody June 15 clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Galwan Valley remain, but both sides have apparently decided to choose dialogue rather than aggressive rhetoric as the way forward.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 30, 2020

T. N. custodial deaths prima facie murder: High Court
The Madras High Court, which supervises the investigation in the custodial death of the father-son duo in Sathankulam, finds prima facie evidence to slap murder charges against the police. By Ilangovan Rajasekaran

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 29, 2020

Diaspora pitches in
The Kashmiri diaspora gathers strength to internationalise resistance against the government's political incursions in the Kashmir Valley.

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Jun 26, 2020

Coal auctions in the time of COVID
The Central government's latest plan to auction off 41 coal blocks in the forest areas of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhattisgarh poses a threat to these eco-sensitive areas, and especially in Maharashtra it threatens one of India's premier tiger reserves and a crucial wildlife corridor.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 25, 2020

An equal music
Children from Mumbai's Mehli Mehta Music Foundation sing and play the anthem "Jai Ho" along with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra in a memorable remote recording.

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Jun 22, 2020

Ties on test
Nepal redraws its western border with India on map following differences over a road that India has built in what Nepal maintains is a "disputed" zone.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 21, 2020

Crisis of leadership
If the June 19 all-party videoconference raised hopes that the government had come around to engaging opposition parties in the handling of the border crisis with China, the way in which the Prime Minister brushed aside questions raised by the opposition showed that nothing had changed.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 20, 2020

Line of conflict
The Galwan Valley incident, one of the most serious confrontations between India and China since the disastrous 1962 war, threatens to disrupt the bilateral relations forged over a few decades.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 20, 2020

Why ‘boycott China' is not easy to implement
The inroads China has made into the Indian trade, commerce and industrial sectors over the past two decades are so deep and expansive that an Indian boycott or economic blockade of Chinese goods and investment is easier said than done.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2020

Many shades of racism
Responses in India to George Floyd's killing in the U.S. bring to the fore the issue of discrimination in the country.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2020

‘Across political spectrum, a conspiracy of silence'
An interview with the social activist Harsh Mander.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 17, 2020

Beware the ‘Yes Man'
There are murmurs within the armed forces over the way the Army has been kept out of the COVID relief operations and the proposal to recruit short-term personnel who will be able to move on to other professions after three years in the Army.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 16, 2020

Thoroughbreds and a legacy in trouble
The horse racing industry is in dire straits owing to COVID-19 and only prompt support from the government can rescue the cherished sporting tradition.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 11, 2020

Equity and NPR data
The collection of data for the National Population Register, currently in abeyance owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, is one which threatens to redefine the natural relation of even those who have since long been citizens of India. By Abusaleh Shariff and M.R. Shamshad

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 07, 2020

Capturing the mainstream space
The political leaders of Kashmir Valley are unable to fathom the endgame of the BJP-RSS as New Delhi lowers the security cover of mainstream players and evicts those kept in safe houses.

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Jun 07, 2020

Redesigning J&K
The Jammu and Kashmir administration's May 20 order relating to domicile status certificates makes it clear that the BJP-led government at the Centre is pushing ahead with its Hindutva agenda, pandemic notwithstanding.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 06, 2020

'Reform' by stealth
Using the fig leaf of providing farmers greater freedom, the Central government has used the ordinance route in order to dismantle "controls" in agricultural produce marketing. It marks another foray by the Centre into areas that have constitutionally been seen as belonging to States.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 06, 2020

An elephant's death and an unsavoury campaign against Kerala
WORLD Environment Day this year was marked by uproar in Kerala over the death of a pregnant wild elephant on May 27 following reports that it had been

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 04, 2020

Reform by stealth
Using the fig leaf of providing farmers greater freedom, the Central government has used the ordinance route in order to dismantle "controls" in agricultural produce marketing. It marks another foray by the Centre into areas that have constitutionally been seen as belonging to States. By Sukhpal Singh

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 01, 2020

Victory and vindication
An agency of the Madhya Pradesh government issues a Termination Order against the Maheshwar hydro project on the Narmada and brings to an end the over two-decade-long struggle against the project.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 01, 2020

Report on 2019 Maharashtra floods: Panel member alleges cover-up
Had the report of 2007 been implemented the severity of the 2019 floods could have been avoided.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 28, 2020

A Bill to 'corporatise' farming
The draft Bill on land leasing in Punjab is aimed at promoting the interests of agribusiness corporations. It will have devastating consequences for peasants in the State.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 23, 2020

Amphan is the biggest natural calamity to ever hit West Bengal
The super cyclone Amphan tore through several districts on May 20, leaving a trail of death and enormous destruction.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 14, 2020

Questionable verdicts by the SC in judgments over defection
The Supreme Court's inconsistency in judgments over defections in many States erodes the credibility of the judiciary.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2020

Chastened rivals
The release of Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah after prolonged detention points to a rethink and modified strategy on the part of the government and the N.C. leaders.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 04, 2020

CJI Ranjan Gogoi's nomination to the Rajya Sabha: More than a sinecure
The nomination of former CJI Ranjan Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha within four months of his superannuation from the Supreme Court smacks of an unabashed bonhomie between the executive and the judiciary.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 03, 2020

Shaheen Bagh protesters: Showing the way
The Shaheen Bagh protesters departed from their now iconic sit-in site in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, but not before they overturned several stereotypes and inspired similar protests all over the country.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 24, 2020

U.P.: Dog-whistle politics
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has resorted to naming and shaming activists in the State in order to further its plan to delegitimise dissent.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 24, 2020

The aftermath of the Delhi riots
Lives and livelihoods in North East Delhi remain shattered as riot survivors struggle to reconstruct burnt homes and rebuild shops and other businesses.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 24, 2020

After the riots: Hindutva apartheid
After the violence, it is economic and social boycott that faces Muslims who are trying to pick up the fallen pieces of their lives.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 24, 2020

Targeted harassment
Muslims are made to suffer and are being blamed for the violence that had been unleashed in a targeted manner.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 14, 2020

Crisis in legal studies in India
The problems plaguing the National Law Universities can be traced to a lack of financial support from the state, which also has the effect of passing the burden of higher fees on to students and effectively keeping out students from less privileged backgrounds.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 12, 2020

Assam: Defining issue
The recommendation of the high-level committee on the Assam Accord on the definition of "Assamese people" has caught the BJP governments at the Centre and in the State in a bind.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 07, 2020

Air India: Up for grabs again
Air India is up for sale again, with the government sweetening the deal with so many concessions that whoever wins the bid will gain a company of great value at what might be a throwaway price.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 02, 2020

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar: ‘The only script I follow is the Constitution'
Interview with West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 02, 2020

Over to Kashi
Hindutva organisations launch a mass movement in Varanasi to "liberate" the Kashi Vishwanath temple from the Gyanvapi mosque.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 29, 2020

The plague of sedition
The Supreme Court of India has upheld the obsolete colonial law of sedition, which was inspired by the racist ideology of the need to keep Indian rebels under control.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 29, 2020

An inspired dissent
Benjamin Gitlow, a member of the left wing of the Socialist Party of the United States, was convicted under the Criminal Anarchy Act for writing a pam

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 29, 2020

The targeting of Dr Kafeel Khan: A case of vendetta
The targeting of Dr Kafeel Khan is part of a pattern of using security laws to harass and silence critics of the government.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 28, 2020

Women officers in the Indian Army: A bastion breached
The Supreme Court overturns decades of patriarchal bias in the Indian Army to rule that women officers of the short service commission should be considered for permanent commissions.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 27, 2020

A push for reforms in electoral politics
In a bid to cleanse electoral politics, the Supreme Court directs political parties to publish the reasons for selecting candidates with pending criminal cases.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 26, 2020

Row over S.C. verdict on reservation in promotions
The recent Supreme Court verdict on reservation for S.Cs and S.Ts in government jobs will have far-reaching consequences.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 26, 2020

Anti-CAA protests in Chennai: Back to battle
After a brief lull, anti-CAA protests intensify in Tamil Nadu, with Muslims replicating the Shaheen Bagh agitation in north Chennai.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 22, 2020

Precarious lives
Two recent Oxfam reports on inequality draw attention to unpaid care work and its connection with increasing concentration of wealth, growing poverty, and violence against women.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 21, 2020

Faiz Ahmed Faiz: A true South Asian
The Shaheen Baghs that sprang up all over India in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act reclaimed Faiz Ahmed Faiz as truly one of us, a fighter against oppression, bigotry, poverty, destitution and imperialism.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 20, 2020

Nirbhaya gang rape case: Hanging on
The convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape-cum-murder case are running out of options to delay their hanging any further.

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Feb 20, 2020

Continuing debate
THE delay in the hanging of the convicts in the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapist in December 2012 has been a matter of intense di

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 20, 2020

Other Shaheen Baghs
Inspired by Shaheen Bagh, similar protests have erupted across the capital. And the women who spearhead this are hell-bent on not yielding.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 19, 2020

The third Bodo accord: A new deal
The third Bodo accord envisages a new model of power sharing and governance for the Bodoland Territorial Council and seeks to redraw the BTAD for lasting peace.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 18, 2020

West Bengal Assembly passes anti-CAA resolution
The ruling and opposition parties in West Bengal come together to pass a resolution in the Assembly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 18, 2020

Kolkata's Shaheen Bagh
ON January 7, two days after the brutal attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University students in Delhi by Hindutva goons, seven women, led by Asmat Jamil, sa

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 18, 2020

Coronavirus: Evolving epidemic
Even as the World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus outbreak in China a public health emergency, there are many unanswered questions about the virus, its pathogenicity, its modes of transmission and the disease characteristics.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 18, 2020

CAA & Kashmir: The world watches
Resolutions tabled in the E.U. Parliament are the latest indication of growing international concern about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the situation in Kashmir.

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Feb 14, 2020

Railways: Rush to disaster
The Modi regime's move to restructure apex-level managerial positions in the Indian Railways by merging diverse categories into a single service, undermining specialisation, is apparently aimed at facilitating the wholesale privatisation of rail services.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 12, 2020

BJP's venomous rhetoric in Delhi Assembly election campaign
The BJP's Delhi Assembly election campaign hinges on berating the Shaheen Bagh protesters, completely sidestepping governance issues and the AAP's performance.

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Feb 03, 2020

Karnataka: Furore over a Christ statue
In Karnataka's Kanakapura taluk, the Hindu right wing stirs up a furore over a proposed statue of Jesus in a Christian-majority village that has always existed peaceably and in harmony with its Hindu-majority surroundings.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 01, 2020

The Atlas and the Army chief
The signs are many and disturbing that the Modi government may be contemplating military action to wrest Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 31, 2020

Flawed script: Rajinikanth's comments on Periyar's 1971 rally
Actor Rajinikanth's comments on an anti-superstition rally in 1971, organised by Periyar's organisation, are criticised as part of a scripted move by the BJP which is desperately looking for a popular personality to help it secure a toehold in Tamil Nadu.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 30, 2020

CAA protests in Kerala: On collision course
The Kerala Governor spares no opportunity to hinder the State government's efforts to register its opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the moves to implement it.

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Jan 30, 2020

West Bengal: Right-wing rants
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh keeps up his barrage of aggressive comments, making sure that the party remains in the public eye as the main opposition in the State.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 30, 2020

Shaheen Bagh: A vigil for their rights
Since December 15, in the subzero winter chill of Delhi, the women of Shaheen Bagh have kept their protest against the CAA going round the clock in what has become a template for protests everywhere.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 29, 2020

CAA protests: Relentless resistance
The protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the NPR and the NRC keep gaining momentum, with reaffirmation of the basic spirit of the Constitution emerging as their dominant feature, despite the BJP government's efforts to portray them as anarchic and divisive.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 28, 2020

‘This is Freedom Struggle II'
It is not easy being Sadaf Jafar. She was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police for participating in an anti-CAA demonstration in Lucknow. She was subj

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 28, 2020

‘We have to keep fighting hard'
The Uttar Pradesh Police dealt with the protests in the State against the CAA and the NRC with a heavy hand. In Lucknow, a number of human rights acti

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 21, 2020

Kashmir: Death of expectations
A human rights group reports that in 2019 Kashmir saw a marked escalation in the scale of violence and the crackdown by security forces, while another warns that approval for militancy is growing in the Valley.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 20, 2020

Ladakh: Identity concerns
People in Ladakh fear for their indigenous culture and fragile environment and want the Union Territory to be included in the Sixth Schedule as the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A has left it vulnerable to outside meddling.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 18, 2020

Ladakdh: Identity concerns
People in Ladakh fear for their indigenous culture and fragile environment and want the Union Territory to be included in the Sixth Schedule as the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A has left it vulnerable to outside meddling.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 18, 2020

The social cost of disenfranchisement
The Muslim community is facing unprecedented levels of institutionalised bias. The Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the NRC are likely to aggravate its distress.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 17, 2020

Faiz Ahmed Faiz: A poet of defiance, transcending ideology
More than 35 years after his death in 1984, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the Pakistani Marxist poet, has become the toast of India. From Delhi to Ahmedabad, Mumba

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 17, 2020

CAA protests: Making it count in Delhi
Women of Delhi's Shaheen Bagh lead a silent revolution against the CAA, the NRC, and the NPP, braving cold weather conditions.

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Jan 17, 2020

CAA protests: Winds of change in Assam
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act has triggered a resurgence of regionalism in Assam and fuelled speculation about a new party that may be formed to take on the ruling dispensation and its agenda which is perceived to be violative of the Assam Accord.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 17, 2020

CAA protests: Political see-saw in West Bengal
With civic elections round the corner, the ruling Trinamool Congress appears to have gained an edge over the BJP in West Bengal.

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Jan 16, 2020

Spontaneous countrywide upsurge against the CAA
The government, in spite of the growing countrywide opposition to the CAA, takes a defiant stand.

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Jan 04, 2020

Deadly violation of safety norms in Delhi
Three fire tragedies in Delhi highlight the lack of respect for safety norms and bring into focus the proposed Code on occupational safety and health, which dilutes worker protection.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 03, 2020

Questions of justice: The judgments in Nirbhaya and Unnao rape cases
Two judgments, one by the Supreme Court in the Nirbhaya case and the other by a Delhi court in the Unnao rape case involving the former BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, raise important questions about the unequal delivery of justice in the country.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 26, 2019

Nanavati Commission report exonerates Narendra Modi
The Nanavati commission, in a controversial report, gives Modi a clean chit for the 2002 Gujarat riots and holds police officers reponsible for not controlling the violence.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 24, 2019

Transgender Persons Bill: Identity crisis
The transgender community is unhappy with the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill that seeks to treat transgender persons as inferior citizens and is in contravention of the right to self-determination.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 20, 2019

A Kerala model in banking sector
Kerala Bank, the first commercial bank in the cooperative sector in India, is presented as an alternative to the existing banking network.

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Dec 18, 2019

A fake encounter in Chhattisgarh
More than seven years after the Sarkeguda "encounter", an inquiry commission concludes that there is no evidence that any of those killed or injured were naxalites. The report brings into focus other encounter cases in Chhattisgarh as well.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 18, 2019

Brutal country for women
The recent incidents of rape and murder in Hyderabad and Unnao highlight the alarming rise in violent crimes against women in a country that celebrates hyper-masculine nationalism and vows to protect the honour of Mother India.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 17, 2019

Assam, Northeast India and the "unfinished business" of Partition
It is hard not to see the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as a major move to introduce into Indian citizenship laws a distinction between Hindu and Muslim immigrants crossing Partition borders. While this marks a historic departure from India's long-standing disavowal of the Two Nation Theory, in the immediate context it translates into a selective faith-based amnesty for a large segment of the 1.9 million people not included in the National Register of Citizens in Assam.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 10, 2019

Jammu & Kashmir: Seething Valley
Nearly four months after the abrogation of special status, Kashmir simmers with rage, frustration and fear.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 09, 2019

Nationwide NRC: Roll of contention
The government's plans for a nationwide NRC and new citizenship laws lead to a fresh round of protests in Assam and other north-eastern States.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 07, 2019

Electoral bond scheme: Hidden bonds
A media expose shines the light on the Modi regime's subterfuge in preserving the opaqueness of the electoral bond scheme, which ensured that only the ruling party benefited from the largesse extended by corporate entities.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 05, 2019

Death on IIT-M campus
A student's death on the IIT Madras campus again brings to the fore a serious structural malaise in the institute.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Prof. Shyam Menon: Acts of an insecure state
Interview with Prof. Shyam B. Menon, educationist.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Privatising a public good
The argument that India cannot afford low fees at institutions of higher education does not square with the massive giveaways to corporates. The commodification of higher education, the real motive of those calling for fee hikes, will destroy all hope of education as a public good.

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