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Some doors which were closed, we have opened - Arun Jaitley, Mint
‘I looked at unresolved issues and tried to address them’ - Arun Jaitley, IndianExpress
The storyteller of India - Granville Austin, IndianExpress
PM’s input provider, troubleshooter and budget author - Arun Jaitley, IndianExpress
Amit Shah, high command - Amit Shah, IndianExpress
An organisation man at helm - Amit Shah, Business Standard
NDA's Mr dependable - Arun Jaitley, Mint
We want India to succeed — and not just for economics - K Shanmugam, Singapore’s Foreign Minister, Times of India
The bottom line is that Indian Railways is opening up - Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar and Financial Commissioner Rashmi Kapoor, Business Standard
New estimates are more realistic - C Rangarajan, Former PMEAC Chairman, IE
Granville Austin, Biographer of our statute, dead - Granville Austin, Times of India
Renowned scholar of Indian Constitution - Granville Austin, Hindu
Swiss accounts are a diversion. Bulk of black money is right here in India - Arun Kumar, Prof, JNU Delhi, Times of India
‘I don’t have chiefs in many PSUs. Leaders from different fields must come forward’ - Piyush Goyal, Indian Express
'West Asia crucial for our long-term energy security' - Talmiz Ahmad, Bus Std
Patients have become consumers and they are the losers - Dr Samiran Nundy, ToI
The practical politician - Prakash Javadekar, Business Standard
A perpetual India bull - Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Google India, Bus Std
Modi's Chanakya - Arun Jaitley, Business Standard
I have a file on you - MK Narayanan, Business Standard
The man and his conviction - Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Pioneer
Women should progress without being told they’re bossy - Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, Times of India
Pepsi CEO's mother had a brutally honest reaction to her daughter’s new job - Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, BusinessInsider
Women empowerment, more than just symbolic - Anandiben Patel, Pioneer
Pepsi CEO's mother had a brutally honest reaction to her daughter’s new job - Indra K. Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo, BusinessInsider
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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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