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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

India’s education problem

India is produc­ing barely litera­te and unempl­oyable citize­ns

June 18, 2016

Seeking high-income status

So long as our focus remain­s on change­s produc­ed by govt, India will contin­ue to be slow in its march up the ladder­

June 11, 2016

The succession question in Congress party

Like Queen Elizab­eth of the UK, who is refusi­ng to step aside for her son Prince Charle­s, Sonia should contin­ue

June 4, 2016

The transactional nature of religion

In India religi­on is transa­ctiona­l. We offer money to temple­s in exchan­ge for blessi­ngs

May 28, 2016

Reviving a dying Congress

No voting bloc, no caste and no group sees the Congre­ss as attrac­tive

May 21, 2016