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In defence of Rambo - Madhu Kishwar, Economic Times
Food security is poor politics too, but who cares - R Jagannathan, FirstPost
'You can't eat Sharia' - Mohamed Elbaradei, ForeignPolicy
New Delhi, don't be wishy-washington - Rajesh Rajagopalan, Economic Times
Price gas logically, set up a market - Economic Times
Ending the drift in India-US ties - Manjeet Kripalani & Neelam Deo, Mint
Emerging markets R.I.P. - V Anantha Nageswaran, Mint
Denationalise coal - Times of India
A 10-step programme for India’s economy - Jim O’Neill, Bloomberg
Bharat Shining: Fall in rural poverty needs to be showcased - Financial Express
A tale of two BJPs - Christophe Jaffrelot, Indian Express
RTI: Golden chance for our system to come clean - A Surya Prakash, Pioneer
John Kerry's baggage - Pioneer
Food Bill: Bad economic and bad politics - Abhijit Banerjee, Hindustan Times
India, US: a story of receding horizons - Mint
Why trade pacts are not working - Biswajit Dhar, Financial Express
Towards 2050: structural shifts - Nitin Desai, Business Standard
Growthless and jobless? - Business Standard
Let’s fix this rupee volatility - V Shunmugam, Business Line
VIPs, do things yourself - C Gopinath, Business Line
Entrepreneurs should be made to pay the price for making wrong calls - Business Line
The irrantional cap on tv advertising - Economic Times
An open letter to John Kerry - Som Mittal, Times of India
Metadata: Be afraid, be very afraid - John Naughton, Hindustan Times
Coal price pass through - Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, 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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