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Ravinder Kaur

The writer is a Copenhagen-based historian

Kaun banega Indian idle?
Sat, Mar 05, 2005

According to the Economic Survey (’04-’05), there are 4 crore job-seekers and 70 per cent of them are educated. Many scholars have...

Tracking two faces of power
Sat, Jan 22, 2005

On a train journey from Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh to New Delhi, one encountered several forms of power, and its exercise. In one ca...

In a buffalo economy
Wed, Dec 15, 2004

On a field trip to rural Haryana, what struck me was the dissonance between per capita incomes and living conditions, especially as they aff...

The truth about Sonia
Mon, Oct 18, 2004

Two recent dramas highlight the increasing intervention of the public into the private domain. The first was the rewriting of Gudiya’s ...

Breaking through, speaking up
Sat, Oct 09, 2004

Indian women today are facing increasing and diverse kinds of violence. Perhaps its severest form is the murder of the unborn girl child, ta...

Education, as a ticket to ride
Fri, Jun 11, 2004

The Common Minimum Programme has a seemingly laudable goal: to spend 6 per cent of GDP — up from the present 3 per cent — on expan...

The marriage ratio
Mon, Aug 25, 2003

Can two such negative social trends as dowry and the poor sex ratio ever yield anything positive? While the large print (national media) dwe...

Violence of an insecure people
Wed, May 22, 2002

The English press has done an exemplary job in exposing the role of the administration and the police in the events after the Godhra tragedy...

Sweeping generalisations
Fri, Sep 01, 2000

Issues of urban poverty, globalisation and the fate of various categories of Indians have recently engaged public attention. In his column...