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Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Resignation Row: Ashoka University Acknowledges ‘Lapses In Institutional Process’

Mar 21, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The university’s comments come in the backdrop of the resignation of two of its faculty--political commentator Pratap Bhanu Mehta and noted economist Arvind Subramanian.

Ashoka University Founders Bartered Away Its 'Soul': Raghuram Rajan On Resignation Row

Mar 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, in a Linkedin post, said that free speech has suffered a 'grievous blow' in India.


Ashoka University: Faculty Members Write To VC After Pratap Bhanu Mehta's Resignation; Priyanka Gandhi Attacks BJP

The developments came on a day when eminent economist Arvind Subramanian also resigned as a professor of the university.

Fascism, Indian Edition

Apr 25, 2014 Aditya Nigam

Is it gullibility or complicity of our pro-establishment intellectuals to pass off the violent core of political culture represented by Narendra Modi as an aberration?


NonAlignment 2.0

A foreign and strategic policy for India in the twenty first century

11 January, 2010

A Decade Of Hope

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Education and Equality are central to India's future because they not only define the content of our power; they are also the instruments to achieve it.


12 November, 2008

'Politics Of Innuendo'

Tarun Das

Eminent Indians speak up in support of Sonal Shah: 'We are dismayed by attempts to draw Sonal Shah's name into needless controversy by questioning her ideological affiliations and to make utterly false accusations against her'


26 February, 2007

The New Trinity

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

The meeting of China, Russia and India offers temptations of a multipolar order. Is a profound shift may underway in international politics? The larger context suggests more might be at stake.


24 November, 2006

Globalization And God

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Does globalization require an ethic of religious exchange? Should there be a set of norms, unstated conventions, restraints that govern religious exchange?


23 August, 2006

Mourn, Reflect, Hope...

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

A perfidious piece of legislation, the Quota Bill, is about to arrive. The dark clouds it brings in its wake will dissipate only when this crisis becomes an occasion for genuine soul searching, for focusing attention on the meaning of citizenship and


19 June, 2006

Outsourcing Indian Education

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

In addition to the state investing heavily in increasing access to higher education, globalization also requires the state to respect the autonomy of institutions so that institutions have the flexibility to do what it takes to retain talent in a glo


24 May, 2006

'My letter Is Redeemed...'

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

'...by the fact that it prompted you to write ... But I do not believe that virtue is distributed by caste or class, which your letter implicitly suggests ... Perhaps I trust society too much, but perhaps you trust the state too much, and good histo


22 May, 2006

'Tokenism More Than Social Justice'

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

'Your government is sending a message about our institutions: in the final analysis, they are playthings for politicians to mess around with ... I cannot help but concluding that what your government is proposing poses grave dangers for India as a n


07 March, 2006

Uncharted Waters

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Time to brace up. The historic nuclear deal with the US could have an unpredictable and serious outcome. Is India now in the danger of being drawn into the confrontation between militant Islam and the West, a confrontation that is not of its making?


03 August, 2004

The Human Face

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

While Wall Street was being wooed, the Indian farmer was left without help. Or so the story goes. But the truth is that the plight of these farmers had little to do with a government bent on sending signals to investors.


18 June, 2004

Voting On Globalization

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

If opposing globalization in the name of democracy is often disingenuous, bypassing democracy in the name of globalization is downright dangerous.


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Leader of Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly Pritam Singh during a protest near the State Secretariat against the Devasthanam Act, in Dehradun.

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Lok Janshakti Party (Ramvilas) President Chirag Paswan inspects Bapu Auditorium for preparation of his party foundation day function, in Patna.

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