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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Ramesh Venkataraman

The writer, a former partner with McKinsey & Company, is a private equity investor based in London.

India needs its secularists to engage in open, self-critical debate — rather than polarising polemic
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

India’s secularists must wake up to the fact that the discourse on the ground has profoundly altered. More and more, mainstream Hindus feel that they are being taken for a ride under the banner of secularism.

Don’t fire from Supreme Court’s shoulder
Sat, Jan 26, 2019

Fighting social ills needs engagement with communities, throwing the Constitution at them won’t help.

Undoing injustice against Dalits requires upper caste support
Wed, Jan 09, 2019

Moral responsibility and amplified sensitivity will amount to little without tangible support for Dalit economic advancement.

A shrinking flock
Sat, Dec 15, 2018

A confused economic agenda and misjudgement on how to get things done at the Centre may have cost PM Modi his non-Hindutva supporters and the opportunity to be a transformational leader.

An unethical place: Waning ethics in India’s private sector
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Waning ethics in India's private sector is not just a moral problem. No economy can perform at a high level without integrity.

Let’s talk to the Book
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Ramanuja and Martin Luther underline how religion evolves by debating with scriptures, not by being beholden to them.

Happy Diwalis
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Diverse myths around the festival underpin Hinduism’s openness, pluralism and historically tolerant ‘live and let live’ ethos

Hindu way to resist Hindutva
Thu, Dec 31, 2015

India’s secular, liberal Hindus need to engage with their religion if they are to fight intolerance.

Bihar Polls: Paging the real Mr Modi
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

If PM Modi needed a reminder of why he was voted to power, Bihar election results may have provided one.