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Vasundhara Sirnate Drennan

Vasundhara Sirnate Drennan is former Chief Coordinator of Research at The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy. She is also a Ph.D candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, U.S., and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Washington D.C.

Jallikattu and the Art of Legal Dodging

In mid-January, Tamil Nadu was witness to a popular youth protest against the Supreme Court’s ban on holding Jallikattu—an annual rural sport in which

Mapping and its Discontents: The Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016

The new Geospatial Information Regulation Bill proposed by the Ministry of Home Affairs attempts to regulate the flow of digital and cartographic info

Passive Police: Institutional Learning Through Inquiry Commissions

Commissions of inquiry set up by the Indian state in three instances – the anti-Sikh riots (1984), the Mumbai riots (1992-93), and, the post-Godhra ri