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Issue No.: 574 | April 2015
 

Parliament is Back: Doing its Job - Finally!

 

The Functioning of the Lok Sabha

S. V. Raju
To your editor the best piece of news in recent weeks was the report in...
 
 

Obituary

 

Kisan Mehta, R.I.P.

The Passing Away of a Dedicated Environmentali...
 
 

From Our Readers

 

Jamsetji Tata

Ali Khwaja
I was very happy to see the radiant face of Jamsetji Tata on your cover...
 
 

Amartya Sen’s Outbursts on Being Denied a Second Term

N. S. Venkataraman
On being denied second term as Chancellor of Nalanda University, Amartsya Sen has criticised the...
 
 

Growing Saffronization

Firoze Hirjikaka
In his column in the March 16 edition of The Indian Express, Ribeiro joins a...
 
 

Nagaland Lynching

Firoze Hirjikaka
The despicable incident in Nagaland where as bloodthirsty mob pulled an alleged rapist out of...
 
 

Our "Inconsistencies"

 

A Lesson in Public Life from Rajaji and Masani

If men were condemned to demonstrate rigid consistency on what they stand for, through ......
 
 

The Land Acquisition Bill

 

Hypocrites All!

S. V. Raju
"We of the cities will do everything for the peasant except get off his back.”...
 
 

The Land Acquisition Bill Not Convincing

N. S. Venkataraman
Government of India’s determined move to enact the Land Acquisition Bill has caused considerable ......
 
 

Point Counter Point : Every issue has at least two sides

 

Daughter of India

Ashok Karnik
Under an impressive sounding name of "Daughter of India’, a documentary.....real question was of the......
 
 

Porbandar Boat Again

Ashok Karnik
The sinking of a Pak boat off the coast of Porbandar ....could be a pointer...
 
 

Sensitive Documents

Ashok Karnik
...leakage of Petroleum Ministry documents to Corporate Houses...more could be wrong ...
 
 

Black Money

Ashok Karnik
...Bill to check Black Money would be moved shortly...details of the legal provisions are not...
 
 

The National Scene

 

Remembering Pandit Nehru’s ‘Tryst with Destiny’ Thereby Lies ... A Twist in the Tale

H. R. Bapu Satyanarayana
There is an interesting progression of events immediately prior to and after India became indepen......
 
 

“Daughter of India” – The BBC Documentary - – Banning Not the Answer

Nitin G. Raut
The overriding social purpose to create worldwide awareness and public interest is missed in a ......
 
 

Rahul Takes A Break

Firoze Hirjikaka
They seek him here, they seek him there They seek that fellow everywhere He makes them grind...
 
 

How to bolo the boli and chalo the boli

In a commendable effort to try and ensure that our top babus are heard to...
 
 

Ugly Truths about Young India

Dilip Thakore
A nationwide study commissioned by the Bangalore-based Children’s Movement for Civic awareness hi...
 
 

Congress in reboot stage

Congress is set to recast its organisational orientation along urban and rural lines accepting that...
 
 

Budget 2015-16

 

Budget 2015-16: An Evaluation

Ajit Karnik
My view is that there was no need for such a radical budget at this...
 
 

Distortion, Damned Distortion and National Accounts Statistics

Sunil S. Bhandare
How does such statistically driven enhancement of growth rates help policy makers and various s...
 
 

The 14th Finance Commission

S. Viswanathan
Dr. Y. V. Reddy has become the darling of states. The 14th Finance Commission he...
 
 

The Rural Perspective

 

Agriculture and Rural Indebtedness - VI

R. M. Mohan Rao
In this, the VIth part of the series on the indebtedness of farmers, Professor Mohan...
 
 

Foreign Relations in the 21st Century

 

Obama Came and Concurred: Convergences Enhanced and New Vistas of Cooperation Opened

B. Ramesh Babu
…the progress achieved in strategic security and defence cooperation during the Obama visit are equa......
 
 

Pakistan’s Quest for Nationhood

Suresh C. Sharma
The causes which produce military interventions in politics…lie not in the nature of groups but...
 
 

Warriors after War

Edited by Bonney, Richard / Maini, Tridivesh Singh / Malik, Tahir. Indian and Pakistani Retired...
 
 

Book Review

 

A JOURNALIST REFLECTS ON EMINENT GOVERNORS, EDITORS AND POLITICIANS

S. K. Rau
A JOURNALIST REFLECTS ON EMINENT GOVERNORS, EDITORS AND POLITIC...
 
 

ONE LIFE IS NOT ENOUGH: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

K. Natwar Singh
ONE LIFE IS NOT ENOUGH: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY by K. Natwar Singh  Rupa Pu...
 
 

Educating Adults

 

Three Emerging Religious Icons for Maharashtra Politics

Sharu Rangnekar
Use of religious icons for political campaigns is not unusual in India. The Ram Mandir...
 
 

Shortage of Qualified Teachers

Suresh C. Sharma
"Those who have witnessed the insults heaped on professors by students in the university would...
 
 

The Right to Sanitation as a Human Right

B. N. Mehrish
Sanitation is a "fundamental component of improved living conditions and physical health”. Wit...
 
 

Sankranti Kanukalu (Gift on Sankranti)

When thousands of schools in the state do not have toilets for boys and girls...
 
 

Miscellany

 

WHAT NEXT?

Questions to which there are no ready answers:- Will the new J&K Coalition Government last...
 
 
 

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