Supremacy of Economic over Constitutional Mandate

Abishek Nippani To bestow ideological rights and even opportunities upon people without equipping them with the right tools to take on such opportunities is akin to “[Telling] an unprovisioned man lost in the desert that he is free to eat, drink, bathe, read…” Kesavananda Bharti v State of Kerala Amidst the turmoil created by the…

Tracing the Trajectory of Informal Migrant Labour

From the precolonial to the postcolonial period The blood of the villages is the cement with which the edifices of the cities are built. Mahatma Gandhi Growth and prosperity of any nation-state are dependent heavily upon its working-class population. Labour acts as the vehicle of development not just for the advancement of the state’s economy,…

Independence Day message from Prof Haragopal

Happy Independence Day from the Lokniti Editorial Board! On India’s 71st Independence Day, Lokniti Editor, Trisrota Dutta, speaks with Prof G Haragopal about his thoughts on the true meaning of freedom, the importance of history and what kind of perspectives and politics can help achieve social transformation. He also shares a special message for all…