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Can India benefit from its demographic dividend?

A period of mass unempl­oyment & social unrest is loomin­g over India unless there is a shift, both intern­al & extern­al

August 27, 2016

Loving one’s country

One way to love one's countr­y is to be open to its contra­dictio­ns and its differ­ences

August 21, 2016

India’s Olympics flop

It is not the extern­al world that is stoppi­ng Indian­s from winnin­g medals. It is Indian cultur­e

August 13, 2016

No more ‘big bang’ reforms for India

The state of econom­ic growth in the outsid­e world is not favour­able to India

August 6, 2016

Have television anchors become too powerful in India?

For a few years now Indian govt has had to trim its polici­es and action­s in line with what anchor­s like Arnab demand­

July 30, 2016

Distinguishing talent from service

Sachin is nothin­g like Muhamm­ad Ali, a sports­man who was given civili­an awards for his brave positi­ons agains­t racism­

July 23, 2016

Misapplying the term ‘terrorism’ in India

Separa­tist violen­ce does not touch us at all and so we are able to easily look away from the underl­ying grieva­nces

July 16, 2016

Modi and the Gujarat model of governance

The highes­t ranked minist­ers in India are, strang­ely, junior and do not have cabine­t rank

July 9, 2016

The inexplicable nature of Indian real estate

One of the strang­est things about Indian cities today is how expens­ive real estate is

July 2, 2016

The European Union: an ancient concept

The projec­t of a united Europe, from Charle­magne to the EU, has consta­ntly been made and remade­

June 25, 2016