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Sec 69 of the IT Act: Fears of violation of privacy may not be unfounded

NEW DELHI, Jan. 9 -- The December 2018 notification by the ministry of home affairs, which specified 10 agencies for interception, monitoring and decryption of information under the section 69 of the ... Read More


How not to reform the Indian Stat

NEW DELHI, Jan. 9 -- From the (now botched up) attempt to introduce lateral entrants into the government, the launch of new schemes like the Ayushman Bharat and Aspirational Districts Programme, unvei... Read More


Sheikh Hasina, the unchallenged ruler

NEW DELHI, Jan. 1 -- The ruling Awami League has come back to power with a stunning mandate in Bangladesh. The party has won 288 out of 300 seats up for grabs in the polls held on Sunday. The oppositi... Read More


2019: a big year for India

NEW DELHI, Jan. 1 -- Welcome to the new year. Whether 2019 ends up being different from 2018 is entirely up to us. We could have more of the same on all fronts, or we could have something entirely dif... Read More


India's theatre culture is undergoing a sea change

NEW DELHI, Jan. 1 -- We are living in times of collaboration. Not to say that collaborations never existed before but today I believe that prevailing technology is the perpetrator of this sharing on a... Read More


Imagining 2019: The system isn't warped, the system is us

NEW DELHI, Jan. 1 -- Imagining things like the future is the trick of the trade of us science fiction and fantasy (SFF) writers. But in a way we are also interpreters of history. Whether we're writing... Read More


Disney can use 'Hakuna Matata'

NEW DELHI, Jan. 1 -- Around two weeks ago, I did a session on "stress relief" for law students who are part of IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education), a project to empower... Read More