Private Governance and the Politics of Hate Speech

Given the widespread use of hate speech by politicians as a polarizing instrument, private governance becomes an increasingly important factor to consider in the discipline of public policy. Here, Srinidhi highlights the importance ‘private governance’ in light of the making and implementation hate speech policies by Facebook.

Digesting Caste: Graded Inequality in Food Habits

Caste based discrimination assumes varying forms and shapes, with discrimination embedded into food and food habits being particularly worrisome. This article explores the historical and cultural context from which this issue arises.

Panchami Land: Where Social Justice Stays Buried

Tamil Nadu was first witness to land reforms in favour of dalits towards the end of 19th century when the British government came out with orders for Panchami Land. Thereafter, land reforms have been carried out in favour of Dalits in independent India as well. Despite these measures, why has this marginalised community continued to remain overwhelmingly landless? A product of over a month spent on field in Tamil Nadu, this piece by Mathur systematically untangles the foregoing question by comprehensively problemitising the situation of Panchami land.

Fiscal Federalism in India – The Changing Landscape

The Indian fiscal finance landscape has become more unitary than it did before, with the revenue dependency of states on the Centre now increasing. In this authoritative piece Rajat analyses how India’s political leadership manages the changing realities of fiscal federalism while fulfilling the aspirational demands of the electorate.