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US elections: Donald Trump has normalised selfishness, made it America's national credo
World

US elections: Donald Trump has normalised selfishness, made it America's national credo

When a once-in-a-century pandemic strikes, public health experts ask all to wear masks, but the US president tells Americans that mask-wearing is one of those rules not to be followed (like paying taxes, like the emoluments clause, like campaign finance laws, like obstructing justice)

Muscular India: In a new book, Michiel Baas examines masculinity, mobility and the new middle class
Lifestyle

Muscular India: In a new book, Michiel Baas examines masculinity, mobility and the new middle class

Michiel Baas’ book explores how fitness trainers in the gyms of urban India use their ‘bodily capital’ for ‘upward mobility’

A critical tribute to sociologist Yogendra Singh (1932-2020) — as a teacher, and his thoughts as a scholar 
India

A critical tribute to sociologist Yogendra Singh (1932-2020) — as a teacher, and his thoughts as a scholar 

The troubling aspects of Yogendra Singh’s (professor emeritus of sociology at JNU, who died on 10 May) thoughts as a scholar are critical to understand India’s political future no less than its present and past.

Conflict fanned by linguistic, religious and national identities belies their non-primordial, oft fluid nature
India

Conflict fanned by linguistic, religious and national identities belies their non-primordial, oft fluid nature

The NRC and the CAA, which imagine India in a certain way, have inflamed passions driven by religious, ethnic as well as linguistic identities. Why these identities should be so inflammatory is something a lot of us perhaps wonder about.

For Indian Muslims, elections bring caste divide among Ashrafs, Pasmandas to the fore
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For Indian Muslims, elections bring caste divide among Ashrafs, Pasmandas to the fore

The caste system constitutes the reality of Indian Muslims, as it does of Hindus. The Muslims are broadly divided into the elite upper castes, or the Ashrafs, and the subaltern lower castes, or the Pasmandas. The differences between these two broad categories of castes come to the fore before every election.

Pulwama attack aftermath: Othering, civilising processes and life as an Indian Muslim today
India

Pulwama attack aftermath: Othering, civilising processes and life as an Indian Muslim today

In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack on 14 February, the thought of avoiding civilisation altogether did cross the mind

Study on driverless ethics surveys millions of people in tough do or die scenarios
science

Study on driverless ethics surveys millions of people in tough do or die scenarios

Surprising regional differences were found, like France's soft corner for women &... fit characters.

Amid the tea plantations of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, what drives the hunt for 'witches'
Life

Amid the tea plantations of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, what drives the hunt for 'witches'

Professor Soma Chaudhuri has studied for over a decade the problem of witch-hunting in the tea plantation community of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal

Pakistan orders inquiry into textbook that called Baloch people 'uncivilised looters'
World

Pakistan orders inquiry into textbook that called Baloch people 'uncivilised looters'

Authorities in Pakistan's Punjab province have ordered an inquiry over offensive content in a sociology textbook, though the publisher tendered an apology

'They have blood on their hands': Ex-DU student slams University for mass failure in Sociology exam
India

'They have blood on their hands': Ex-DU student slams University for mass failure in Sociology exam

Apaar Sharma, a former student of the Shivaji College in Delhi University has written an open letter over the mass failure in Sociology exam in DU.

The ruling class wars: What the VK Singh debacle signifies
Politics

The ruling class wars: What the VK Singh debacle signifies

Pratap Bhanu Mehta argues we are now witnessing an orgy of cannibalism among the ruling class as they tear each other than their institutions down.

Bihar to launch caste census from 20 April
Politics

Bihar to launch caste census from 20 April

Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said the state administration is fully ready to begin the much awaited caste census from panchayats to district level.

Human rights education will help get rid of caste prejudice: Social Justice Min
India

Human rights education will help get rid of caste prejudice: Social Justice Min

The Social Justice Ministry has recommended human rights education at various levels including civil services and other central service training institutions to get rid of caste-based discrimination.