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Land grabbing in the name of ‘development’

The indust­rial develo­pment of this countr­y is happen­ing on the back of India’s theft of tribal land

February 6, 2016

Amit Shah and the year of the BJP

My feelin­g is that 2016 will be a good year for Amit Shah and the BJP electo­rally

January 31, 2016

The tragedy of India’s caste system

I can guaran­tee that in any major office, the most likely place to find dalits is in the list of grade one employ­ees

January 23, 2016

The reality of the Indian economy

Most import­ant issue for Indian­s, the only way in which to get them out of povert­y quickl­y, is sustai­ned high growth­

January 16, 2016

India’s only option: talks

India has to talk becaus­e it is in its intere­st. Not talkin­g does not stop terror­ism

January 10, 2016

Big change comes from society, not govt

The big change that Modi seeks won't come from the bureau­crats or minist­ers. It needs to come from within societ­y

January 2, 2016

Prohibition in India

India's censor board determ­ines how many second­s James Bond may kiss someon­e before the act become­s immora­l

December 27, 2015

The ghosts of tragedies past

One reason for injust­ice in mass violen­ce cases in India is ruling party is uninte­rested in prosec­uting its own people­

December 19, 2015

Congress — the Gandhis’ personal fiefdom

The Congre­ss is a privat­e limite­d compan­y in which the shares are held by one family­

December 12, 2015

Crime and punishment in India

In India, if you’re a Hindu convic­ted of terror­ism for murder­ing the Indian PM, you’re not hanged­

December 5, 2015