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Diary of an unusual year – The Hindu (Aug 29, 2017)

Diary of an unusual year – The Hindu (Aug 29, 2017) When Urjit Patel was elevated to the post of Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) a year ago, among the qualities that recommended him were his orthodoxy, technical competence … Continue reading

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The long healing of 1971 – The Hindu (April 08, 2017)

The long healing of 1971 – The Hindu (April 08, 2017) It is the morning of March 28 and there is a sea of students milling around the canteen of Dhaka University. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview … Continue reading

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Life without social media – The Hindu (Feb 23, 2017)

Life without social media – The Hindu (Feb 23, 2017) It was on a highly political afternoon in the not-so-distant future that the social media of the world collapsed into a pile of moral dilemmas, personal problems and ideological conundrums. … Continue reading

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Breaking the status quo – The Hindu (Feb 06, 2017)

Breaking the status quo – The Hindu (Feb 06, 2017) Change is the key for progress. Fulfilling the dream of Resurgent India through a series of reformatory initiatives has been the leitmotif of…  For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This … Continue reading

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Neither cultural nor revolutionary – The Hindu (Dec 28, 2016)

Neither cultural nor revolutionary – The Hindu (Dec 28, 2016) We live in ironic times where the establishment quotes Bob Dylan, an anti-establishment figure. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with permission. Courtesy: The Hindu … Continue reading

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Not a tragedy, but the remedy – The Hindu (Dec 13, 2016)

Not a tragedy, but the remedy – The Hindu (Dec 13, 2016) In his article (“Making of a mammoth tragedy”, The Hindu, December 9), Dr. Manmohan Singh attacked the demonetisation of high denomination notes (HDNs) by the National Democratic Alliance … Continue reading

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The Marrakech mandate – The Hindu (Nov 25, 2016)

The Marrakech mandate – The Hindu (Nov 25, 2016) As world leaders gathered in Marrakech (November 7-18) to discuss the implementation of the Paris Agreement at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-22),… For further reading, visit … Continue reading

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Quick fixes for deep-rooted issues – The Hindu (Nov 22, 2016)

Quick fixes for deep-rooted issues – The Hindu (Nov 22, 2016) Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced a plan to withdraw high-denomination banknotes from circulation. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with permission. Courtesy: The … Continue reading

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A sense of only itself – The Hindu (Nov 17, 2016)

A sense of only itself – The Hindu (Nov 17, 2016) India’s middle classes have travelled a long way since the late 19th century when they planted the saplings of the freedom movement. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview … Continue reading

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When cash is not king – The Hindu (Nov 15, 2016)

When cash is not king – The Hindu (Nov 15, 2016) In a new tryst with destiny, once again at the stroke of the midnight hour on November 8-9, Narendra Modi effectively demonetised large denomination notes in India. For further … Continue reading

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