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Permit Raj in a brand new avatar - Jaithirth Rao, Tehelka
In the bad old days before Narasimha Rao liberated us from the Licence Permit Raj, it took a minimum of three years (the average was closer to seven years) to obtain an industrial licence. Anyone who wanted to start a factory was treated as if he or she were a supplicant. Guess what, very few factories were started in India and ordinary people couldn’t easily buy TV sets, refrigerators or motorcycles.
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Congress' Rahul dilemma deepens - Deepak Kumar Jha, Pioneer
Why there’s a need for more transparency & context in op-eds - Kelly McBride, Poynter
Mandir? UP has 2 other semi-finals pre-2014 - Ashok Malik, Economic Times
Use Modi to manage rupee - TK Arun, Economic Times
The economic consequences of Professor Amartya Sen - Arvind Subramanian, Business Standard
Now, it’s committee-panel raj - Ashoak Upadhyay, Business Line
India’s dysfunctional public health system - Mint
Breaking China code needs firm leadership - Ashok K Mehta, Pioneer
Judicial appointments: Shred the veil of secrecy - Ajit Prakash Shah, Times of India
Elections win over hunger - Suman Sahai, Asian Age
How chess explains the World - John Arquilla, ForeignPolicy
Free markets have helped cut global poverty - Mint
The rupee's wake-up call - Financial Express
Stop 'Mandalising' the military - Ajai Shukla, Business Standard
Managing the rupee fall - Business Standard
Dr Singh, you've slipped - Yashwant Sinha, Economic Times
Boost economy, rupee will revive - Economic Times
VVIP power - Indian Express
Omar Abdullah protests too much - Indian Express
Authorities ignored IB warnings on Bodh Gaya - Pioneer
Like vultures, they fight for remains - A Surya Prakash, Pioneer
Wanted, an Indian Frankfurter - Prabhash Ranjan, Hindu
Snowden made the right call when he fled the US - Daniel Ellsberg, Washington Post
What about the Right to Good Governance? - Joginder Singh, Pioneer
Centre must reveal Ishrat Jahan’s terror links - Pioneer
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Indians resented their sacred stories being viewed as mythology, not history. They resented the reconstruction of India's history by British Orientalists based on archaeology, philology and epigraphy, especially since they tended to give greater value to everything antiHindu: the founder of Buddhism (Gautama Sakyamuni), the king who patronized Buddhism (Ashoka), the monuments of Islamic kings, and scriptures like Manu Smriti that affirmed that Hindus used the caste system to suppress vast portions of the local population. It seemed like a political conspiracy to systematically strip upper-caste Hindus of all self-worth and self-esteem. That is why those on the Left are convinced our great narratives are `falsehoods' while those on the Right are convinced they are literal `truths'. Both function in a state of colonial hangover, but will deny it violently if accused of it. 
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