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Should the Government Dabble into AI Researchers’ Preference to Publish Openly?

In academia, researchers have always preferred to openly publish cutting-edge research. This is because publishing in high-impact journals is a prerequisite to secure financial grants...

In Policy, Feb 10, 2020

A Tale of Two Dynasties

There once lived a great emperor by the name, Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar. He ruled over the Mughal Empire which he expanded to include most of the Indian subcontinent. He was born in...

In History, Politics, Jan 25, 2020

Perspectives on Indian Nationalism

There are broadly two definitions of Indian Nationalism as put forward by academicians. The first celebrates nationalism in India as being pluralistic under which a citizen can succes...

In History, Culture, Jan 19, 2020

The Curse of the Bombardment of Information

Which was the last major news that aroused your interest so much as to compel you to express your views? Which was the most interesting news to you preceding that? And, preceding that...

In Others, Jan 09, 2020

2019 - A Year of Paranoia and Missed Opportunities; 2020 - Modi's Indira Gandhi Moment?

As we enter 2020 today, let me start this write-up with a disclaimer: In India, if Sharma Ji’s spoiled son has the single “virtue” of being good at studies, the society exonerates him...

In Politics, Jan 01, 2020

Delhi—Pollution and Perspectives

Delhi, or as Delhiwallas love to say, Dilwalon ki Dilli, is an urban settlement consisting of seven ancient cities arranged in a kaleidoscopic pattern. These seven cities reflect Indi...

In Politics, Nov 30, 2019

Ethics, Morality, and Actions: From Rodents to Humans, Nations to Companies, Ancients to Contemporaries

Let us imagine that we have created a time machine and transported ourselves five hundred years back to observe our surroundings. It’s the year 1519 and we have landed in that region ...

In Others, Nov 03, 2019

Defining Politics

The word “politics” comes from the Greek word “politikos” which means pertaining to the affairs of the state or its citizens. Politics has been variously defined as the process by whi...

In Politics, Oct 20, 2019

Gandhi

How to introduce Gandhi to somebody who knows not much about him? In fact, how to interpret Gandhi oneself? It’s interesting to think that he seems to be so approachable and yet so di...

In History, Biography, Oct 02, 2019

Parallels between Cinema and Politics in India

The state of any medium of cultural expression such as art, cinema, music, theater, etc. is reflected in the politics of that society. Talking about today’s nation-states, generally, ...

In Cinema, Politics, Sep 30, 2019

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