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Shiv Visvanathan

Shiv Visvanathan considers himself a social science nomad

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AN INDIAN EPIC WITH A CHAPLIN TOUCH

Why Modi lost and Kejriwal won

12 February 2015
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Beyond Ganesha and Vedic Surgery

Our science debate resembles a confederation of illiteracies

05 February 2015
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Why strong leaders are highly vitaminised

Narendra Modi and the steroid theory of politics

30 October 2014
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A Matter Out of Place

Why dirt and waste are two parallel realms which need to be linked up in Modi’s project on cleaning up India

10 October 2014
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From Chaos to Control

From UPA rule to NDA, the transition has been dramatic. But Modi needs to understand the inherent value of dissent

28 August 2014
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Being civil about development

The IB report on NGOs brings out the battle between the state and nature

24 July 2014
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Modi and the uses of dissent

The danger ahead: The idea that this Prime Minister can do no wrong may create its own McCarthyism

26 June 2014
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Aggression of the ascetic

Deconstructing Modi’s semiotic war: Is it the end of Nehruvian India?

15 May 2014
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The Meaning of Candidate Nilekani

Hope and fears about the future of technocratic imagination

11 April 2014

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 an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.

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