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India Gasps For Air. All I Can Do Is Watch.

I woke up last Thursday morning, and instead of the motivational quotes I usually stumble across on my Instagram stories, I saw black screens that read out “URGENT!” in bold red letters. Two of them were from my kindergarten friends. They were both asking for plasma donations for their family members. My heart dropped. “Is […]

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Sport

England’s experience pays off in emphatic victory

Just under a month after India’s heroics in Australia, they turned to play host to an England team hot from their own winning feats in Sri Lanka. Prior to going into this series, most cricket pundits, including a very vocal Michael Vaughan, gave England absolutely no chance of being able to succeed in any aspect […]

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Editorial

The Student on Nationalism: a changing and contested idea

Nationalism. A word that means a lot of different things to different people. For some, nationalism is the inspirational promise of liberation from an occupying, tyrannical force. For others, nationalism is seen as the most egregious political philosophy of them all, chiefly responsible for the two most devastating wars in human history. Whatever your view […]

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The misinformed Republic

On the 4th of January, Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp revealed plans to update its privacy policy that would embroil it in a controversy its executives had not anticipated. The update allowed WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook, and gave its users an ultimatum to consent or be prohibited from using the app. Facebook has […]

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Sport

Mumbai secure back-to-back IPL titles

Mumbai Indians made history last week as they won their fifth Indian Premier league title by sweeping aside Delhi Capitals in the final. They also become only the second team after Chennai Super Kings to win back-to back titles. Such dominance is all the more extraordinary in a league that was only founded 13 years […]

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The rise of outsourcing call centres: is it ethical?

In the early 2000s, a number of UK based companies realised that by transferring their call centres overseas, they could drastically reduce labour costs and simultaneously gain access to an untapped market of graduates. Companies such as British Airways, BT and Dell were among the many organisations to relocate to India, where overqualified workers abound. […]

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Phoolan Devi: the feminist anti-hero India needed

The name Phoolan in Hindi translates to ‘flower’. Soft and docile, beautiful and precious, eventually bearing fruits; everything that an ‘ideal’ woman is supposed to be. Phoolan Devi represents everything that this mystical ideal of a woman is not. Described as being ‘foul-mouthed’ and ‘bold’, she was married off at the age of eleven to […]

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India’s Controversial Citizens (Amendment) Act

Protests have erupted across many Indian cities throughout December after the Citizens (Amendment) Act was passed by the Parliament of India. In amending a 64 year old citizenship law, the CAA allows all religious minorities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan to fast-track Indian citizenship. The Hindu nationalist agenda of Prime Minister Modi and his Bharatiya […]