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Protests Against Tanishq Are Not About the Ad, but Something Much More Sinister

October 17, 2020

All this talk about the so-called "love jihad" is just a façade. The fact is that those who opposed the ad really do not want any relations at all between the Hindu and Muslim communities.

Could Joe Biden Actually Bring America Back Together?

October 17, 2020

Joe Biden has long valorized comity and respect in the political arena, but the country’s deepest cleavages are now imprinted on Americans’ party affiliations.

Why read Boethius today?

October 17, 2020

Written while awaiting execution, the Consolation of Philosophy poses questions about human reason that remain urgent today.

The pandemic has killed cash

September 26, 2020

  With ATM shutting down and customers embracing contactless, the elderly are left shielding and searching for notes

No Other Western Democracy Allows This

September 26, 2020

Only in America does so much power rest in the hands of elderly judges.

Book of Revelation

January 01, 2020

On the power and privilege of the written word in the Middle Ages

Does ‘Merit’ Have a Caste?

September 19, 2020

See merit as a ‘neutral’ ideology justifies exclusion and discrimination.

A recipe to reverse the loss of nature

September 19, 2020

How can the decline in global biodiversity be reversed, given the need to supply food? Computer modelling provides a way to assess the effectiveness of combining various conservation and food-system interventions to tackle this issue.

The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is

September 19, 2020

(This is a draft excerpt from my forthcoming book, The Living Mirror: A Philosophy of the Internet, appearing in 2021 from Princeton University Press. Text and title are still subject to change.)

How Trump Could Win

September 12, 2020

The President consistently trails Joe Biden in polls, but political strategists from both parties suggest that he still has routes to reëlection.

Russia’s ‘slow-motion Chernobyl’ at sea

September 12, 2020

Is artistic nepotism an evil – or a necessity?

September 12, 2020

Nepotism in the arts is very much alive and here to stay

Is it possible to rid police officers of bias?

August 29, 2020

Police forces and many other institutions are turning to implicit bias training to help their staff recognise when they are relying upon racist assumptions and stereotypes. But does it really work?

The mosquito strategy that could eliminate dengue

August 29, 2020

Infecting the insects with a bacterium to stop disease transmission produces ‘staggering’ reduction in cases.

The tyranny of chairs: why we need better design

August 29, 2020

Most chairs aren’t designed to serve human bodies – but a better seat is possible.

The end of American history begins in America

August 22, 2020

America's aggressions around the globe have now come full circle and boomeranged into its domestic affairs.

Pankaj Tripathi: The Star of Simplicity

August 22, 2020

The much-feted minimalist actor inhabits a rich universe where he is an ally of women, has the ‘software’ to straddle both village and city, and is inspired by literary giants like Muktibodh.

Uncertain times

August 22, 2020

The pandemic is an unprecedented opportunity – seeing human society as a complex system opens a better future for us all.

The Fall and Rise of Kamala Harris

August 15, 2020

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris appeared together at a virtual campaign fund-raiser on Wednesday.

THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SAVING DEMOCRACY

August 15, 2020

Why free markets need free politics

'We Curse Christianity Three Times a Day': Can Jews and Christians Truly Reconcile?

August 15, 2020

The 1965 Vatican Council, and subsequent efforts by the Church to reconcile with Judaism, did not win over Orthodox Jews, who believe that their reading of the Scriptures is correct – not the Christians'. A new book discusses these uneasy relations

Isabel Wilkerson’s World-Historical Theory of Race and Caste

August 08, 2020

By comparing white supremacy in the U.S. to the caste system in India, her new book at once illuminates and collapses a complex history.

How COVID-19 Changed Everything About the 2020 Election

August 08, 2020

The last of the Zoroastrians

August 08, 2020

A funeral, a family, and a journey into a disappearing religion

How London’s Silicon Roundabout dream turned into a nightmare

August 01, 2020

Politicians thought they could create a new Silicon Valley in London’s East End. But they ended up making things bigger, not better.

How to be an emperor

August 01, 2020

Re-reading Fergus Millar’s The Emperor in the Roman World

'Green' colonialism is ruining Indigenous lives in Norway

August 01, 2020

Norway continues to allow the construction of wind farms on Saami land, which threatens their herding livelihoods.

Smallpox and other viruses plagued humans much earlier than suspected

July 25, 2020

Genetic research is rewriting the history of diseases.

Dickens and his demons

July 25, 2020

How the novelist hid his cruel side – infidelity, bullying callousness, malice – in plain sight in his fiction.

The App of the Summer Is Just a Random-Number Generator

July 25, 2020

TikTok is on the chopping block. Instagram is pointless in lockdown. The best we can do is a hokey piece of software that takes us somewhere unexpected.

The necessity of awe

July 18, 2020

In awe we hold fast to nature’s strangeness and open up to the unknown. No wonder it’s central to the scientific imagination

From neoliberalism to necrocapitalism in 20 years

July 18, 2020

The focus on the ills of neoliberalism is misplaced. The problem we face today is far more sinister.

The Pandemic Shows Us the Genius of Supermarkets

July 18, 2020

A short history of the stores that—even now—keep us supplied with an abundance of choices

YouTube’s Psychic Wounds

July 11, 2020

Seeking political news, Nicholson Baker ventures to the wrong clip and back again

If the coronavirus is really airborne, we might be fighting it the wrong way

July 11, 2020

Airborne transmission would mean there are certain solutions we really need to focus on.

Ashoka’s moral empire

July 11, 2020

Being good is hard. How an ancient Indian emperor, horrified by the cruelty of war, created an infrastructure of goodness

The curious case of India's PM CARES fund

July 04, 2020

Hong Kong: the end game is here

June 04, 2020

Coronavirus crosses 11 million cases

July 04, 2020

China locks down half a million people

July 04, 2020

India: records coronavirus spikes, limited options

June 26, 2020

Nepotism: the philosophy of well-connected uncles

June 26, 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput: he was and he was not

June 15, 2020

Triumph of the iPhone: Apple cracks trillion-dollar mark

August 04, 2018

Back to the 1990s as Kohli wages a lonely battle

August 04, 2018

US grants India the STA-1 status

August 04, 2018

CAT examination 2018: IIMs announce registration dates, full schedule and venues

July 28, 2018

A game of three giants

July 28, 2018

A Lake on Mars

July 28, 2018

The megacorporation is here

July 25, 2018

Imran Khan's party ahead as counting underway in Pakistan

July 25, 2018

What Trump Doesn’t Get About Conservatism

July 11, 2018