Tuesday, 4 October, 2022

Topic: academics

China watchers are on the rise in India—from civil servants to scholars to general public

Besides civil servants and academics, there are now open-source enthusiasts, finding clues for China-related developments in satellite imagery and social media.

Pursuing two degrees simultaneously will benefit students. Polymaths not rare in India

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Vikram Sampath’s brutal targeting wasn’t academic activism. It was antithesis of restraint

Those who accuse Vikram Sampath of plagiarism must know that when academia is politicised, the biggest loser is academic integrity.

Without grants for research, India cannot become Modi’s vision of ‘Vishwa Guru’

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

DL Sheth, the theorist of desi modernity, and friend of India’s andolanjeevis

Many sociologists who saw nothing but caste in Indian villages turned around during the Mandal debate. But Dhirubhai was firm in his defence of caste-based reservations.

Women less likely to criticise men’s research in academic journals

We conducted a study using author information from all comment letters published over 16 years in PNAS and Science, two of the world’s most high-impact and widely read scientific journals.

‘Delhi riots anti-Muslim, BJP’s Kapil Mishra to blame’ — academics from IITs, JNU, SOAS, UCLA

Over 400 academics in open letter demand judicial inquiry into actions of Delhi Police as well as a ban on organisations such as Bajrang Dal.

Not terrorists, not Congress nor voters, this is who scares PM Narendra Modi the most

PM Modi knows he is invincible, but a small community makes him insecure enough to carry out a branding exercise against them.

Academics & researchers from IITs, DU, JNU urge Indians to vote against ‘those who lynch’

The academics, also from TIFR and Ambedkar University, have written a letter, requesting people to not endorse politics that creates fear.

What sedition headlines don’t tell you about JNU: It’s a leader in science research

The science research at JNU often gets lost in the headlines about its culture of intense campus politics.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.