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Hartosh Singh Bal

Hartosh Singh Bal turned from the difficulty of doing mathematics to the ease of writing on politics. Unlike mathematics all this requires is being less wrong than most others who dwell on the subject.

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Voices
The Hero and the Prince

In the democracy they disdain, there should really be no place for either

03 October 2013
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Voices
What is Sauce for the Goose…

The media should not be stopped from covering criminality in the name of national interest

25 September 2013
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Voices
Secular Nonsense on 1984

Some commentators have no qualms absolving the Congress on behalf of an entire community

04 September 2013
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Books
The Unending Nostalgia of Punjabiyat

Was there a shared Punjabi identity that united the region’s Muslims and Sikhs before the advent of British rule? Gandhi places too much faith in such a notion

28 August 2013
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India
Guess who can see your tax data

Believe it or not, it has been turned over to a private firm

21 August 2013
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Books
Tall Tales

Hoping to ‘debunk’ myths about India’s growth, Bhagwati and Panagariya spin some fairy tales of their own

14 August 2013
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India
Land’s End

Of a post-Partition village

08 August 2013
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Voices
Done in by the Vote

Funding elections through corruption goes hand-in-hand with last minute announcements aimed at voters

31 July 2013
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Voices
The End of Shame

Modi is a disgrace; but let us make sure those pointing it out are not doing so to serve other interests

24 July 2013
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The IB Test

Or the claim that patriotism is not about dying for the country but murdering for it

17 July 2013

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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