Indians' Unreasonable Fascination With Leaders From Highly Developed Nations

Leo Tolstoy’s iconic novel Anna Karenina has a famous line: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own ...

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Indians' Unreasonable Fascination With Leaders From Highly Developed Nations

Leo Tolstoy’s iconic novel Anna Karenina has a famous line: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Tolstoy wrote thus since happy families have ...

In Culture, Economics, InternationalAffairs, Jul 10, 2020

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Dear Prime Minister, We Are Squarely Behind You. All We Ask For Are Transparency And Statesmanship

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Cities, Big Business, Entrepreneurs: Mahatma Abhorred Them and We are Paying Today

There have been many great men and women whose contributions to contemporary Indian society are evident in our day-to-day lives. Buddha, Mahavira, Ashoka, Adi Shankaracharya, Kabir, G...

In Culture, History, Policy, May 31, 2020

Central Vista Redevelopment Project: An Exercise in Self-Love, Deception, and Vanity

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The Great Liberal Crisis

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Modi Government's Policy Paralysis and Opposition's Unused Brahamastra

Wouldn’t it be confusing if suddenly a day the Sun shall rise from the West? What if Bengalis would suddenly quit eating fish? How about a time when Kerala will cease to be God’s Own ...

In Politics, Policy, Economics, May 09, 2020

Leadership in Turbulent Times

Theodore Roosevelt once expressed thus: “If there is not the war, you don’t get the great general; if there is to a great occasion, you don’t get the great statesman; if Lincoln had l...

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