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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hijra: India’s historical relationship with gender and sexuality

Hijra are a community of people that reside predominantly in South Asia. According to the BBC, the word hijra encompasses transgender people, transsexual people, cross-dressers, eunuchs and transvestites. Essentially, they…

Ye India hai, meri jaan

When I was 5, I was crying because I hadn’t seen the park 20 minutes away from my house. I only ever went to the one right downstairs. I told…

Free sanitary products in Scotland: Sanitree speaks to The Student

With the start of the new academic year educational institutions across Scotland are to provide free sanitary products. Sanitree, a University of Edinburgh student-led project, has been at the forefront…