Neera Chandhoke The Indian Express Group

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From rage to movement

Saturday 29 December '12

Civil society must be Janus-faced, with one face turned towards the state, and the other turned towards its own self
That silence in Ahmedabad

Thursday 29 November '12

The preconditions for civil society have gone missing from the city
The seeds of authoritarianism

Tuesday 12 April '11

Democracy needs civil society. But not Anna Hazare’s version, contemptuous of ordinary voters.
Minding our languages

Thursday 24 April '08

With Tamil poised to enter the Chennai High Court, Neera Chandhoke looks back at the Indian state’s successful negotiations with linguistic demands. Lessons of political prudence have been learnt thro...
My right not to be censored

Thursday 8 February '07

As ‘Parzania’ is kept out of theatres in Gujarat, the question is: Can a ban on a book, play or painting ever serve a larger cause?


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Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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