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Hamid Ansari’s Woes: Plight of Pluralism in India

Hamid Ansari’s Woes: Plight of Pluralism in India

Ram Puniyani India began as a plural democracy; respect for diversity was the core value. The provisions of safeguards for minorities were in built. These safeguards were formulated by the Constituent Assembly’s committee on Minorities headed by Sardar Patel. Seven ...

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Restoring Nature to Economics — Diane Coyle

Restoring Nature to Economics — Diane Coyle

Human economic activity makes extensive use of the ecosystem services nature provides, but these barely feature in measurements of GDP. It is vital to restore nature to economic analysis and policy before the damage to the natural world – and ...

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The Russian Affair

The Russian Affair

The recent demonstrations in Russia might have raised the West’s hope to see an end to the Russian oligarchy, but it may turn out to be a wishful dream. Over the last two weeks, many Russian cities including Moscow and ...

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Changing Contours of Indo-US Ties

Changing Contours of Indo-US Ties

By Asad Mirza After tolerating four years of tantrums, mood swings and fits, bad language, and the worst idiotic and overtly racist behaviour when defeated by any US president, the world keenly awaited the change of power in the oldest ...

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Indian Muslims: Dilemmas and Panacea

Indian Muslims: Dilemmas and Panacea

For their community’s benefit Muslim leaders will have to adopt a pragmatic approach and identify path-breaking alternatives for community’s progress. Fostering a Community psyche The Indian Muslims, as a community, do not possess a common community psyche. They are divided ...

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Indian Muslims: Dilemmas and Panacea (part 1)

Indian Muslims: Dilemmas and Panacea (part 1)

Indian Muslims since 1947 have faced a continuous onslaught on the community, which have increased in recent times, but the way forward has to be found by the community itself.  It seems as if the Indian Muslims are under a ...

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Netaji Bose: Attempted Appropriation by Hindu Nationalism

Netaji Bose: Attempted Appropriation by Hindu Nationalism

By Ram Puniyani Netaji Subhashchandra Bose’s birth anniversary was marked by various events this year (January 23). His portrait was unveiled by the President in Rashtrapati Bhavan. It was declared that his anniversary will be celebrated as Parakram Divas (Bravery ...

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