Category Archives: Lead Articles (The Hindu)

Courting faith and reason – The Hindu (April 14, 2017)

Courting faith and reason – The Hindu (April 14, 2017) The Challenger space shuttle exploded in 1986, killing all seven crew members. It occurred because of a design flaw in the rocket boosters of the spacecraft. For further reading, visit … Continue reading

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When the unelected set the agenda – The Hindu (Feb 22, 2017)

When the unelected set the agenda – The Hindu (Feb 22, 2017) Sometimes, it seems that to understand our complex society, all that we need to do is to understand our behaviour at traffic lights. For further reading, visit “The … Continue reading

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Obama’s act of departure – The Hindu (Jan 14, 2017)

Obama’s act of departure – The Hindu (Jan 14, 2017) U.S. President Barack Obama’s farewell address in Chicago this week was an epic event, a drama in political dialogue which people sensed as a terrific performance. For further reading, visit … Continue reading

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Time to repeal the FCRA – The Hindu (Dec 27, 2016)

Time to repeal the FCRA – The Hindu (Dec 27, 2016) In early November, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs rejected the licence renewal applications, under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA), of 25 non-governmental organisations (NGO). For further … Continue reading

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The unmaking of Parliament – The Hindu (Dec 19, 2016)

The unmaking of Parliament – The Hindu (Dec 19, 2016) The Indian Parliament meets, the Indian Parliament ceases to meet, and there is nary an impact of these meetings/non-meetings on the democratic discourse in the country. For further reading, visit … Continue reading

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Making of a mammoth tragedy – The Hindu (Dec 09, 2016)

Making of a mammoth tragedy – The Hindu (Dec 09, 2016) It is said that “money is an idea that inspires confidence”. At the stroke of the midnight hour, on November 9, 2016, the confidence of more than a billion … Continue reading

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Making of a legislative court – The Hindu (Dec 03, 2016)

Making of a legislative court – The Hindu (Dec 03, 2016) The Supreme Court of India, on November 30, gave an order that the national anthem will have to be played before feature films at cinema halls all over the … Continue reading

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Contours of a challenge – The Hindu (Dec 02, 2016)

Contours of a challenge – The Hindu (Dec 02, 2016) Today the Supreme Court is slated to commence hearing arguments on a slew of petitions that call into question the correctness, and indeed the constitutional validity, of the Union government’s … Continue reading

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The centralising instinct – The Hindu (Nov 28, 2016)

The centralising instinct – The Hindu (Nov 28, 2016) The shock and awe of demonetisation has left no one in India untouched. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with permission. Courtesy: The Hindu Word List-1: Note: … Continue reading

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Close out the war on corruption – The Hindu (Nov 24, 2016)

Close out the war on corruption – The Hindu (Nov 24, 2016) The Modi government has set the cat among pigeons by demonetising two high-value currency notes. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with permission. … Continue reading

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