Still Around, Still Abound 

Still Around, Still Abound 

To campaign for a legislation (on the model of The Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989) that recognises Islamophobia as a religious form of discrimination. Such a legislation will potentially act as a deterrent against anti-Muslim abuse and violence.

Reading Goffman’s ‘On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City’

Reading Goffman’s ‘On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City’

With incredibly richer details, accessible prose, and impeccable presentation, On the Run is a brilliant and engaging work of ethnographic research. Goffman has provided us a rare and humanistic glimpse into the world of poor Black Americans who continue to suffer at the margins of the society with little attention from mainstream American media

Behind the Books 

Behind the Books 

Overall, the whole episode has put spotlight on the issue of ethics in research, particularly a research involving subject-informants from conflict zones who are vulnerable for sharing their stories and intimate selves to researchers.

Numbers Behind Numerics: Facade of University Rankings

Numbers Behind Numerics: Facade of University Rankings

The university’s score on 8 out of 15 sub-parameters has been quite poor. For Intellectual Property Rights and Patents, it has received zero. For sub-parameter Economically and Socially Challenged Students, its score is 0.86 out of 20. Its Peer Perception ranking is 2.18 out of 100

How Will Taliban Victory Impact Kashmir

How Will Taliban Victory Impact Kashmir

If Taliban is behaving more pragmatically during its second stint, then it is unlikely that the group will try infiltrate into Kashmir. However, it would be difficult for a fledgling state to control its borders. So, despite the assurances to India, the Taliban won’t be able to control its militant allies who are focused on Kashmir.

Will the Taliban Spillover Reach Kashmir?

Will the Taliban Spillover Reach Kashmir?

That the ongoing rapid changes in Afghanistan are detrimental to India’s strategic and security interests (particularly with respect to the Kashmir situation) is widely believed and now echoes frequently among experts.

Since August 5, 2019: Kashmir in the Rearview 

Since August 5, 2019: Kashmir in the Rearview 

On August 5, 2019, New Delhi revoked Article 370 of Indian Constitution which enshrined the semi-autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir. Following is a brief analysis of the changing realities on ground written by KO columnists.

Precarious Primary School Education in Kashmir

Precarious Primary School Education in Kashmir

The triple lockdown is a unique context which has created a uniquely challenging situation for Kashmiri students, particularly from the economically weaker sections who lack resources to navigate the crisis. Prolonged school closures and continuous disruption during the formative years of primary education is especially concerning, because students lose out on developing basic cognitive (and acquiring) other skills

Research Ruins 

Research Ruins 

It seems that once they become APs, they stop reading. That is to say that they stop caring about research. But, is research a primary job of an AP? We cannot be sure, because we don’t know what roles and responsibilities are delineated in the employment contract of an AP.

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