Opinion/Editorials
What happened at Koodankulam? - G Balachandran, Indian Express
The prime minister’s recent comments to the journal Science on the foreign funding of Indian NGOs and the deportation of a German national, Sonntag Reiner Hermann, has generated much heat, with newspaper reports feeding further analysis and comment.
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The last hurrah of (Indira) Gandhian socialism - Meghnad Desai, Financial Express
Hunger games - Financial Express
Govt needs to let go of the 1970s mindset on FDI - Financial Express
Hidden costs of Food Security - Business Line
Himalayan blunders - Sunita Narain, Business Standard
The wrongs of rights - Devesh Kapur, Business Standard
India is unique in almost destroying the Telecom business - Sanjeev Aga, Economic Times
Giveaways wreck states' fincnces - Economic Times
Intelligence suffering, Manmohan Singh should stop fight immediately - VG Vaidya, Economic Times
Easy money's over - Times of India
On the road to 2014 - Arun Jaitley, Hindustan Times
National interest can wait; Congress's interest cannot - Kanchan Gupta, Pioneer
When Chulbul Pandeys shoot first and whistle later - MJ Akbar, Times of India
Where public services fail - Tavleen Singh, Indian Express
If China needles us, try respond in kind - Asian Age
The way out: reforms without political intervention - Subramanian Swamy, Pioneer
Eyewash, not autonomy - Pioneer
Food for politics - Hindu
Failed by the lawyer - Nick Robinson, Hindu
Handouts or jobs: Does 'inclusion' translate into govt charity? - T N Ninan, Business Standard
How global investors are reviewing their India exposure - Srivatsa Krishna, Times of India
Indian aviation hit by cronyism charges - Times of India
Manmonia's food bill: 3% of GDP - Surjit S Bhalla, Indian Express
Body politics - Shekhar Gupta, Indian Express
New Delhi's Hunger Games - Sadanand Dhume, WSJ
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An Englishman's description of “Hindoo” society, as he saw it in the early 1790s, when colonial system had not begun to extract and ravish the land and its indigenous frameworks, makes a fascinating reading of our collective self and capacities. In his “Sketches of the Hindoos” (1790, 1792), Q Craufurd, for example, noted that where the “destructive hand of the conqueror” had not fallen, the Hindoos, under their “native sovereigns” were “governed on principles of the most just and benevolent policy. In those countries (local principalities) the lands were highly cultivated; the towns and their manufacture flourish; the villages were composed of neat and commodious habitations, and filled with cheerful inhabitants; and wherever the eye turned, it beheld marks of the mild protection of the Government, and of ease and industry of the people.” Craufurd saw this especially in the southern parts, a region which had remained relatively insulated from invading hordes.
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