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The coming storm

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The Indian republic seems stuck in quicksand of its own making. It trudges along, powered by people with long experience in adapting to dysfunctional systems. But hope that the churn of the last... READ MORE

An odd policy

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Unfortunately, the Delhi government and most of the NGOs pushing for even-odd policy do not have a clue about the actual numbers. Mahatma Gandhi had said, “Action in the absence of knowledge can... READ MORE

How deep is India’s poverty?

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  A recent World Bank (WB) report brought out poverty ratios across countries. According to these estimates, poverty in India in 2011-12 could be as low as 12.4 per cent if we use... READ MORE

Chennai can learn from Gandhi

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Jawaharlal Nehru, in his famous “tryst with destiny” speech, referred to disasters and said, “Peace has been said to be indivisible; so is freedom, so is prosperity now and so also is disaster... READ MORE

How a book was banned

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File photo of Salman Rushdie Normally, it is the relentless war of words between the ruling BJP and the Congress, which remains the main Opposition party despite its tally in the Lok Sabha... READ MORE