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Dhirendra K. Jha

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India
Jatland in Chhattisgarh

Yet again settlers from one Indian state have taken over large parts of another’s farmland, altering the farm economy, power equations and social setup.

24 September 2009
opinion-reddy
India
It’s for Congress to Set a Dynastic Example

Jaganmohan Reddy’s CM aspirations haven’t gone down well with the Congress

10 September 2009
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India
Cloak and Swagger

Leila Kabir and Jaya Jaitly are waging a battle of intrigue for George Fernandes’ political legacy

19 August 2009
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India
Tugs at the Top

With renewed talk of a rift between Manmohan Singh and Pranab Mukherjee, Congress circles are abuzz with balance-of-power whispers.

30 July 2009
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India
The End of Mandal Politics

It ruled the cow belt for two decades but is now headed for oblivion. An analysis of a social revolution that went wrong

23 July 2009
naxal
India
Wails Within Wails

Though fighting oppression in West Bengal, Maoists are busy oppressing their own cadres in Jharkhand. Dissent is not an option in their ideology

26 June 2009
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India
Up in the Air

A roundup of post-poll government formation possibilities explains why the political fission caused by the nuclear deal may bring Mayawati to the fore

22 June 2009
laloo
India
Lalu’s Party is Over

The RJD chief was once thought to be invincible in his home state. Now Nitish Kumar is working overtime to draft his political obituary

18 June 2009
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India
The Real Drama Backstage

The hustings are over, but the action has just begun as political parties embark on negotiations for government formation. It’s deal time and here are the dealmakers

18 June 2009
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Books
What Orwell Owes to Motihari

The great novelist was born in Bihar. Who cares to remember? None, if the derelict state of his house is any indication

13 June 2009

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is a member of Rajya Sabha and the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.

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