Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor is India’s Minister of State for Human Resource Development. His most recent book is Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century.

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Culture & Society 2

Gurus and Governors

The ongoing general election in India has brought to prominence not only the usual cast of political aspirants, campaign managers, publicists, and vote-brokers, but also an array of astrologers,… read more

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Politics 4

India’s Disrupted Democracy

India’s 15th Lok Sabha (the lower house of Parliament) passed into history ignominiously this month, following the least productive five years of any Indian parliament in six decades of functioning… read more

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Politics 104

The Return of the Ugly American

Nearly a month after US authorities arrested India’s deputy consul general in New York and charged her with paying her Indian domestic worker a salary below the minimum wage, bilateral relations… read more

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World Affairs 4

India’s Martian Chronicles

Critics have portrayed India’s recently launched Mars mission as a kind of ego trip, inappropriate for a country with such a poor economy and dysfunctional politics. But mitigating natural disasters… read more

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World Affairs 0

The Terrorist Next Door

The moment Pakistan's political and military establishment genuinely disavows terror as an instrument of state policy, the prospect of peace will dawn on the subcontinent. Alas, that prospect is not… read more

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Education 10

Feeding Young Minds

India's midday meal scheme has transformed lives and helped educate a generation of poor schoolchildren. The tragedy in July in Chhapra, in which 23 children died after eating a poisoned lunch, would … read more

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