February 25, 2023

Good morning. Every Saturday, we publish the results of polls from feature stories that were published the past week. We also give a brief overview of the topics that were discussed.

🗳️ POLL RESULTS – Week 113
*Only subscribers can participate in polls.


Is India doing enough to eliminate manual scavenging?

Daily | 20 February 2023

Despite manual scavenging being legally abolished in 2013, the practice is still rampant in India. It is hoped that mechanisation will eliminate the problem of manual scavenging. However, the rootedness of the occupation in caste oppression behoves some to argue that it is an incomplete solution. We find out for ourselves where India stands in the effort to solve this crisis. Read more on this here.

EC’s judgment on the Shiv Sena issue: Was it the right call?

Daily | 21 February 2023

Maharashtra politics has been relatively turbulent over the past year. The Shiv Sena is on somewhat rocky ground, with the debate raging on which is the ‘real’ Shiv Sena. The Election Commission (EC) decided in favour of the Eknath Shinde faction, allowing them to use the bow and arrow as the party symbol. This has created a rift, with some questioning the EC’s decision. We discuss it here.

Women’s Premier League: A turning point in women’s cricket?

Daily | 22 February 2023

Some argue that the WPL will give impetus to women cricketers across India. Others remain unconvinced because of the sluggish pace at which the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Indian government have introduced reforms in the sport. How much promise does the Premier League event hold for women beyond the WPL cohort? We unpack the issue here.

Air India’s shopping spree: Does it guarantee the airline’s successful turnaround?

Daily | 23 February 2023

With Air India’s mega purchase of 470 planes from Airbus and Boeing, it’s attempting to script its comeback story. The once national pride of the skies has seen its fair share of turbulence. With a new owner and money to spend, the question is, can the airline regain its past glory? Is this the first step or another miscalculation? Find the debate here.

Rewriting Roald Dahl: Inclusivity or Censorship?

Daily | 24 February 2023

Puffin Books and the Roald Dahl Story Company have made hundreds of changes to Roald Dahl’s books in what they describe as an attempt to make reading enjoyable and accessible to modern readers. Criticism of this move is coloured with diverse voices, from prominent authors, freedom of speech activists, and politicians all rallying against the practice of rewriting deceased authors’ books. Follow the story here.