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Vinay Sitapati

The writer teaches at Ashoka University.

How not to unfriend Narendra Modi
Thu, Mar 07, 2013

The petition by academics and activists against Modi’s talk at Wharton misunderstands what a university stands for

Why this Babalog di?
Wed, Dec 07, 2011

How nepotism and merit feed each other

The blind spots of India Shining
Wed, Aug 17, 2011

Why the new corporate middle class has so much sympathy for Anna?

Mahabharata,without the Gita
Wed, Jun 09, 2010

No,it holds a mirror to what our politics has become....

Disability law: Hunger strike called off
Fri, Jun 04, 2010

After the Centre partially conceded their demands,a group of disabled people on Wednesday called off their hunger strike held to protest...

Visa power
Sat, May 29, 2010

Even if it’s Canada’s business to judge Indian officialdom,their intervention could skew internal debate....

Courting a balance
Thu, May 06, 2010

The science of crime detection is a work in progress....

Enabling the disabled
Wed, Apr 28, 2010

A debate is on over the specific questions to be asked in the 2011 Census to determine the actual number of disabled in the country....

About 420 — and 415,409,405
Sat, Apr 24, 2010

As allegations fly against Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi,one specific allegation is that Multi-Screen Media paid US dollars 80 million as ‘facilitation fees’ to reacquire the telecast rights of the IPL....

The spectre of Naz
Thu, Apr 22, 2010

Can words change society? It is a question that is increasingly being asked of our higher judiciary.

Kangaroo courts
Wed, Apr 14, 2010

In the Orwellian world we live in,euphemisms aren’t the province of the state alone. The one that irks me most is “People’s Tribunal”.

Inquiry as performance art
Wed, Feb 03, 2010

Outside,the few protesters braving a muggy London morning waved “Jail Tony” banners. Inside,Lincoln’s Inn lawyer and three-time British premier...

Protecting the environment
Tue, Jan 26, 2010

M C Mehta,who was single-handedly responsible for making environmental degradation a part of public discourse,says it is vital that PILs have no ulterior motive

Gender justice
Tue, Jan 26, 2010

An open letter by law professor Upendra Baxi sparked the movement that transformed the debate on rape in India....

A case for the Republic
Tue, Jan 26, 2010

On the 60th birthday of our founding text,we remember the historic court judgments that expanded the idea of India,breathing life into our Constitution and the rights it promised us...

India,Botswana sign two pacts during Ansari’s visit
Sun, Jan 10, 2010

Indian and Botswana on Saturday signed two agreements after Vice-President Hamid Ansari arrived on a three-day visit here and held “warm” and friendly” talks with his counterpart Lt General Mompati Merafhe....

India to give $55 mn aid to Malawi
Sat, Jan 09, 2010

As part of India’s efforts to reach out to the people of Malawi,Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Friday announced an assistance of US $55 million for the south African country....

India to give $50 mn loan for Zambia project
Thu, Jan 07, 2010

The Indian government has agreed to lend $50 million to the Zambian government for a proposed power plant.

India-Africa ties in high gear: Ansari
Wed, Jan 06, 2010

Dismissing fears that India’s renewed focus on Africa is a response to China’s aggressive investments in the continent...

Courting protests
Mon, Dec 28, 2009

What the next decade’s landmark political judgment could be.....