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The Woes of Celebrity Activism

On the rise of commodified philanthropy, consumerism and capitalistic stardom

The Unfulfilled Promises of Meritocracy

On the frustration of a stratified India, its meritocratic institutions, and educational mobility

The Death of an Activist

The recent demise of Father Stan Swamy presents us with an ugly picture of the ramifications of dissent in India

On Indians Caring About American Politics

"The American way of life—through entertainment, social media, and a whole lot of junk food—has touched even those in the most remote parts of the world."

‘Dispatch’ Creative Writing Competition

Our in-house creative writing competition 'Dispatch' welcomes fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. The winning entry will receive $150.

India On The Brink: The Folly Of Poor Economics

"Covid-19 merely exacerbated structural shortcomings in the economy, which had been ailing long before the coronavirus reached India’s shores."

The Courtside Blemishes On Novak Djokovic

The World No.1’s demeanour has eclipsed his prowess as a tennis champion over the years; disqualification from the U.S. Open 2020 after accidentally hitting a line judge has added fuel to the sceptic's fire

The Self-Sexualisation of Young Women Online

On the liberal feminist movement, influencer culture, and the internalised pressures to sell sex

Editor’s Note, Fall 2020

"In a time both chaotic and quiet, what must fine writing be about?" A hesitant Founding Editor's Note, by Yuvraj Nathani.

#DalitLivesMatter: Only a Tweet Storm?

The murder of George Floyd in the US prompted people across India to stand up for racial equality and align themselves in solidarity with...