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Once Bit-ten, twice shy - Financial Express
With Russia’s Sistema, the majority holder (56.7%) in Sistema Shyam TeleServices, invoking the bilateral investment treaty (BIT) to give the Indian government six months to find a solution to the Supreme Court cancelling its licences
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Indians were not ahistorical - Pioneer
There’s a Kayani in the Kerry-Khurshid room - Lisa Kurtis, Deccan Chronicle
Who's the Rambo? Modi or media? - Swapan Dasgupta, Pioneer
Ishrat Jehan case: Dangerous logic - Ashok Malik, AsianAge
Britain's attempt to to keep immigrants out will backfire - Palash Krishna Mehrotra, Mail Today
'Nitish is a first-rate opportunist' - Devesh Kumar, Mail Today
Congress has only one mission: Fix Modi! - Kanchan Gupta, Pioneer
Give Rahul baba a break - Swapan Dasgupta, Times of India
Letter from an Indian Muslim Youth - Chetan Bhagat, Times of India
Environmental frauds - Tavleen Singh, Indian Express
Omar, do restrain yourself! - LK Advani
Is it masochism that makes the govt invite controversy? - TN Ninan, Business Standard
Defining control of Indian firms: Are we there yet? - Shriram Subramanian, Business Standard
Stepping on the gas - Financial Express
De-risking revisited - Nouriel Roubini, Mint
Indian biotech’s tough regulatory encounter - Mint
How to cap the CAD - Ila Patnaik, Financial Express
Rupee: Stumble and fall - Times of India
Towards poll reforms - Pioneer
Overtaken by Uttarakhand - Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Indian Express
Is monetary theory dead? - S Gurumurthy, Business Line
Falling deficit, rising debt - Business Standard
Why India, US should look at a next big idea - Indrani Bagchi, Economic Times
Reform coal policies to fix power cuts - Economic Times
See beyond Snowden - Dhruva Jaishankar, 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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