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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Is DTC a good idea? - Dinesh Kanabar, Financial Express
Sebi reforms to foreign investment were overdue - Business Standard
CBI autonomy: Flawed diagnosis - Times of India
Disaster was waiting to happen - Anoop Nautiyal, Mail Today
Politics of divestment - Business Line
How emerging markets lost their Mojo - Ruchir Sharma, WSJ
Narendra Modi's new script for fresh day - Gautam Mukherjee, Pioneer
Wide asleep on the net - Hardeep S Puri, Indian Express
Doing the Modi math - Ashutosh Varshney, Indian Express
BJP makes a pitch to minorities - Indian Express
SEBI does well to ease FII norms - Indian Express
Naval gazing - Vipin Narang & Paul Staniland, Foreign Policy
Between KYC, Aadhaar and CMS, India will be a police state - R Jagannathan, FirstPost
Between Ben and Beijing - Financial Express
The FDI debate - Business Standard
CAD crisis: Knock on Japan's door - Anjan Roy, Business Line
D Company’s cricket crime - Shankar Roychowdhury, Asian Age
Thank you, Mr Bernanke? - Arvind Subramanian, Business Standard
The UK should be more welcoming of Indians - Business Standard
India needs to welcome multinational capital - Mint
'Parrot' is caged, and starved too - Rohit bansal, Pioneer
The rise and rise of greedy government - Janet Daley, Telegraph UK
Kashmir attack shows why AFSPA must stay - Pioneer
Rupee fall: Unlucky dip - Arvind Virmani, Indian Express
Kerry visit: Breaking the standstill - Indian Express
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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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