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31 July 2014
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Jul 16 2014
BUDGETING FOR AGRICULTURE
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Devinder Sharma
For over two decades now, agriculture has suffered overall neglect as successive governments, led by World-Bank prescribed growth models, have issued disproportionate doles to industry. While the present allocations do not spell much hope, Devinder Sharma suggests what the Modi government may still do to reverse the trend.
Jul 05 2014
THE RAPE EPIDEMIC
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Ammu Joseph
Indifference, impatience, aggression and denial have been among the common responses to rape as a multi-layered problem. In the concluding part of her article, Ammu Joseph draws attention to all that fosters a culture of violence against women in our society and why it is unamenable to hasty remedies.
Apr 16 2014
OPINION
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Subramaniam Vincent
As India votes in the midst of a rising campaign crescendo that pits one individual against the other, Subramaniam Vincent urges the electorate to prioritise a 'better parliament.'
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Jun 25 2014
NUCLEAR DYNAMICS
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Firdaus Ahmed
Regardless of how it is interpreted, India’s doctrinal promise of ‘massive nuclear retaliation’ in the event of nuclear first use by the enemy would be more than strategically flawed. At a time when India is now poised to review its doctrine afresh, Firdaus Ahmed digs deeper.
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Feb 14 2014
PARLIAMENT PRIMER
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R Balasubramaniam
As elections draw nearer, it is more important than ever to understand the way the Lok Sabha functions and what our Members of Parliament are expected to do. Only then can we assess their performance and who may be the best choice, writes R Balasubramaniam .
Oct 29 2013
TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY
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Ashish Kothari
Humanity has collectively crossed the limits necessary for ecological sustainability. Ashish Kothari argues for a sustainable consumption line that would ensure individuals and communities do not partake of resources in a way that deprives others or endangers the environment further.
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Oct 23 2013
DEEP TALK WITH RAMACHANDRA GUHA
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Subramaniam Vincent, Satarupa Sen Bhattacharya
As the spectre of communal violence raises its ugly head yet again in the build-up towards elections, India Together talks to Ramachandra Guha to explore the threats to the secular imagination in India and the hopes for religious pluralism in the democracy.
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May 14 2013
FIGHTING PAID NEWS
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P Sainath
The government’s counter-affidavit in a recent suit could strip the ECI of its power to disqualify candidates for fraudulent accounts or put an end to the pandemic of paid news. P Sainath reports on civil society attempts to stop the subversion of the EC’s powers.
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Sep 08 2012
WOMEN AND SOCIETY
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Kalpana Sharma
However imperfect, the National Commission for Women should not be disbanded. Instead, it needs to be debated and held accountable to its original mandate, writes writes Kalpana Sharma.
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Aug 30 2011
ANNA / IAC
Rajesh Kasturirangan
A number of barbs have been flung at Anna Hazare and the India Against Corruption campaign, amidst the rising popularity of the effort. Are these justified, wonders Rajesh Kasturirangan.
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Feb 14 2011
SEA LEVEL RISE
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Sujatha Byravan
A large number of existing and proposed investments along the Tamilnadu coast are at risk from likely changes to sea level in the coming decades. Plans for the future must bear this risk in mind, writes Sujatha Byravan.
Sep 12 2010
TOURISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT
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Dilip D'Souza
The flash flood has brought devastation, and also a warning to Ladakhis not to build indiscriminately, ignoring earlier generations' knowledge about where water was known to flow, writes Dilip D'Souza.
Apr 13 2010
DEALING WITH NAXALISM
Ashwin Mahesh
Politicians would like us to believe that tackling the Maoists now is urgent, while development is only possible in the long run. Not true, writes Ashwin Mahesh.
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