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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Twitter quietly changes India - Sadanand Dhume, WSJ
The Modi factor and the fake outrage over Ishrat Jahan - R Jagannathan, FirstPost
Take care of telecom - Business Standard
Battles within Islam: The sectarian divide - G Parthasarathy, Pioneer
Dear Shri Subbarao - Jaithirth Rao, Economic Times
Food security ordinance: Recipe for disaster - Times of India
Clear the skies - Business Line
PMRD fellows: Double standards and a clean chit - Paromita Goswami, IE
Judicial appointments: Tyranny of secrecy - NGR prasad, D Nagasaila & V Suresh, Hindu
Ishrat Jahan and the ethics of India’s encounter policies - Praveen Swami, FP
Mutual funds: A selective saving grace - Dhirendra Kumar, Business Standard
Again, the PM failed to check an errant 'ally' - Business Standard
12 ways to superior subsidy - TK Arun, Economic Times
Heart in the left place - Financial Express
Automation rises as unions get more demanding - Financial Express
Populism will sink us - Ranabir Ray Choudhury, Business Line
Pull out all the stops on FDI - Bhaskar Balakrishnan, Business Line
Environment ministry corrects a costly mistake - Indian Express
Force the issue: Raise special forces to take on the Maoists - Times of India
Shift focus from feeding us to freeing up job opportunities - Times of India
The art of no war - KC Singh, Asian Age
Their Gwadar, our Chabahar - Rohit Bansal, Pioneer
Waiting for Maoists to encircle Delhi - Ashok K Mehta, Pioneer
Why Jet-Etihad deal scrutiny is good for FDI - Binoy Prabhakar, Economic Times
Kerala debate: Crime data does tell a grim story - Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar, Economic Times
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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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