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The writing on the wall doesn’t mean we drop our guard or critical faculties. But neither does it mean we join the pack.
Vinod Mehta
Magazine | May 12, 2014
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Some of the Election Commission’s efforts raise questions about whether it is expanding its ambit too aggressively
K.N. Hari Kumar
Magazine | May 05, 2014
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Many paradigm changes have been at work since the 1950s. They will mark their imprint on Elections 2014.
Dilip Padgaonkar
Magazine | Apr 28, 2014
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The Modi hype is relentless. But some of our institutions of democracy are still fragile for us to risk a firebrand leader.
Pranab Bardhan
Magazine | Apr 28, 2014
Full Text: 15th D.P. Kohli Memorial Lecture
Thus spake the former West Bengal governor, who stunned his hosts, the CBI, and dubbed Reliance as "a parallel State".
Gopalkrishna Gandhi
Web | Apr 16, 2014
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Let us not expect Modi to relinquish his ideological roots. The BJP’s poll manifesto points to the limits of his flexibility.
N. Ram
Magazine | Apr 21, 2014
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Hemmed in by the neo-federalist ambitions of state satraps and Modi’s hocus pocus, will the Idea of India implode?
Kumar Ketkar
Magazine | Apr 07, 2014
survey: growth
Two academics hold Gujarat up against other states to see if it grew more in the Modi decade than in the preceding 20 years
Maitreesh Ghatak, Sanchari Roy
Magazine | Mar 31, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: controversy | banning books
To ban books on the basis of ‘hurt sentiment’ with no nod to scholarship or debate is untenable
Romila Thapar
Magazine | Mar 24, 2014
L'Affaire Doniger
...and further meditations on sacred art
Sajan Venniyoor
Web | Mar 13, 2014
Essay: state of the nation
Lesson for the GoI-to-be: growth is not a panacea, but if it falters, all else does too, even a re-election
Pratap Bhanu Mehta
Magazine | Mar 17, 2014
Controversy
The many strands entangled in l' affaire Doniger involve issues that are too important to be left to the predictable and somewhat stale rhetoric about Hindutva fanatics or lamenting the role of the Indian government and judiciary
Jakob De Roover
Web | Feb 18, 2014
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A polytheistic religion fosters a natural hospitality to ideas. So argued the author of the ‘banned’ The Hindus: An Alternative History in this essay for Outlook Turning Points 2014. We reprint.
Wendy Doniger
Magazine | Feb 24, 2014
A Historical perspective
Khushwant Singh has just entered his 100th year. Time to recall an essay detailing why he once extolled Sanjay Gandhi, just the way a brash, bullying politician is currently being saluted
Ramachandra Guha
Web | Feb 10, 2014
2013 The Year That Was
For long it seemed a RaGa-NaMo race. Till Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP changed equations and perceptions in Delhi.
Hartosh Singh Bal
Magazine | Jan 13, 2014
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What takes people to shrines that grant what they seek? A look at wish-making.
Sundar Sarukkai
Magazine | Jan 13, 2014
Women
Time and again, our films underline the supremacy of man. Modernity is reduced to a matter of packaging. A modern woman is defined by her westernized attire. She looks modern but when it comes to making informed choices, she chooses the conventional.
Sharmila Tagore
Web | Dec 04, 2013
Cricket: Legacy
'Sachin and I played 122 Test matches together; I never threatened his place in the team as a batsman. But I can tell you he sometimes threatened mine as a bowler— he was such a natural as a leg spinner!'
Anil Kumble
Web | Nov 18, 2013
Ethics and Integrity in Sports
'It is now time for legal reform and the turn of national and state legislators and the criminal law administration to intervene definitively'
Rahul Dravid
Web | Nov 14, 2013
Book Extract
To return to Patna is to find the challenging thought of death, like the tip of a knife, pressing against my rib.
Amitava Kumar
Web | Nov 06, 2013
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