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Overcoming cynicism

Wednesday 1 January '14

A new democratic experimentalism is in the air.
Return of the repressed

Wednesday 25 December '13

The Ugly Indian and the Ugly American have rediscovered each other.
A sleepwalking economy

Wednesday 18 December '13

There is no passion for growth, and no one is taking up the cudgels on its behalf.
Justice denied

Thursday 12 December '13

By upholding Section 377, the court has undermined constitutional values.
Left behind

Monday 9 December '13

The Congress is identified with a tottering, corrupt and incompetent old order.
The cult of distrust

Tuesday 3 December '13

Elites assert innocence not by being exemplary, but by being shrill.
Washington dissensus

Wednesday 27 November '13

What India can learn from the debate on secular stagnation in the West.
A question to Modi

Wednesday 20 November '13

Evasion or silence cannot be a response to the surveillance controversy.
The old familiar

Friday 15 November '13

Indiaís high decibel politics misses a serious engagement with the future.
Leaving it to the pros

Friday 8 November '13

The perils of a bureaucratic and legal imagination that disdains politics.
Regions of the mind

Thursday 31 October '13

The South Asia project founders because we donít have the imagination for it.
Fog ahead

Wednesday 23 October '13

We need to ask why courtís efforts to clean up are not bringing clarity, accountability.
AAP and them

Tuesday 8 October '13

A new party is beginning to open up new spaces of conversation
Blunt hammer syndrome

Friday 4 October '13

UPA didnít make a nuanced case for contesting the judgment on convicted MPs.
Hidden in plain sight

Wednesday 25 September '13

Our institutions have lost the credibility to project the truth.
Fragility of tolerance

Thursday 19 September '13

Muzaffarnagar challenges ingrained assumptions on secularism and diversity.
Call it crime, not superstition

Friday 30 August '13

Anti-superstition laws enshrine paternalism, diminish the moral importance of the harm committed and make citizens less responsible.
Once upon a food bill

Wednesday 28 August '13

Congress has a story around the welfare state. Whatís BJPís response?
Crisis and complicity

Wednesday 21 August '13

Institutional disrepair lies at the heart of the economic breakdown.
People of the past

Thursday 15 August '13

The deeper premises that led to Partition still shape politics in South Asia


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Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employmentÖ 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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