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Raging Pandemic, Rising Unemployment Add to Flood-hit Bihar’s Election Woes

Amir Ullah Khan and Nahia Hussain  |  29-09-2020

The dates for the Bihar Assembly elections have been announced and the state goes to polls late in October 2020.  Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) and Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) had formed ...

Why don’t Muslim children do better than their parents?

Amir Ullah Khan and Nahia Hussain  |  15-09-2020

Affirmative action has helped SCs and STs reduce the mobility gap by 50% and 30% respectively, while upward mobility for Muslims has declined consistently since the 1960s. Over the last 15 years, the upward mobility for Muslims has larg...

India and the US: sick and tired

Amir Ullah Khan and Nahia Hussain  |  08-09-2020

The pandemic that hit the world in 2019, is continuing to strain social and economic conditions, particularly in the US and India. These countries are grappling with a public health crisis owing to a burgeoning number of covid19 cases, coup...

Is India (becoming) a police state?

Amir Ullah Khan and Sriram Bhupathiraju  |  31-08-2020

Police forces in India primarily function under the colonial Police Act of 1861. The Act of 1861 was a law enacted to make a formidable police force that would quell any repeat of one of the first wars of Indian Independence. Today, mor...

Minorities Missing: NEP-2020 is yet another non inclusive policy

Amir Ullah Khan and Sriram Bhupathiraju  |  25-08-2020

From what the Prime Minister has said and what was articulated at the government’s press conference, the NEP-2020 is a paradigm shift in India’s education. That is where it gets exciting, and immediately, that is where it st...

Governments and the Global Humanitarian Crisis

Amir Ullah Khan and Nahia Hussain  |  04-08-2020

What does one do in times like these when the entire world is reeling under a tragedy of unprecedented proportions? Millions of people have been infected and thousands have died. What is more, millions have lost jobs are going hungry. H...

How Inclusive Are Private Schools?

Amir Ullah Khan and Nahia Hussain  |  27-07-2020

Private school education has undergone a paradigm shift in terms of its structure, demographics, economics as well as learning mechanisms. Private unaided schools have become affordable and accessible to a large proportion of the Indian...

A decade of protests gives hope to anti-CAA movement

Amir Ullah Khan and Netheena Mathews  |  22-07-2020

The questions remain unanswered. How did Muslim women launch such a loud protest against the Narendra Modi-led government during the anti-CAA protests? Who provided the leadership? Where did the funding come from? Why did this protest s...

Step up efforts to control COVID cases but don’t lose sight of other deadly diseases

Amir Ullah Khan and Netheena Mathews  |  17-07-2020

The headlines in 2020 were all focused on the pandemic, day after day. A war with China, reports of territory surrendered to the intruders, a gang lord encountered, some of our greatest artists died…but all our attention remained...

The media during COVID times – A new set of threats

Amir Ullah Khan and Nahia Hussain  |  08-07-2020

The role of the media in present times has been under serious criticism. Indian media, particularly the electronic media, has been very rabid and pro-establishment, with very few exceptions. The print media also has been under threat. I...