articles by Satwik Gade

India

Ambedkar Jayanti: A deep dive into the origins of caste in India, and Babasaheb's protest against it

Not knowing what caste is, is a huge part of the problem. On Ambedkar Jayanti, here is a deep dive into the origin of caste, when it became a rigid system, and BR Ambedkar's fight to empower Dalits

Life

An abridged retelling of the Māṇḍūkya Upaniṣad, or The Upanishad of the Frog

The Māṇḍūkya Upaniṣad has deeply influenced both the Buddhist Śūnyavāda and Advaita Vedānta. A proper etymology of Māṇḍūkya is widely debated, but literally, it translates to 'The Upanishad of the Frog'

long-reads

The elephant in the room: A graphic narrative on coal mining in the Hasdeo forest

Can the Hasdeo forest be saved from the consequences of indiscriminate coal mining? | Satwick Gade travels to Chhattisgarh