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In a patriarchal society, the question is: Does wearing hijab indicate free will?

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Hindu-Muslim violence in the UK: Revisiting Leicester

The timing of and ambiguity around communal tensions that flared recently are a by-product of the convergence of geopolitical processes

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How dreams of freedom are shattered for working women in small-town India

Neetha N. writes: Women moving from away from villages for economic and social mobility often end up without agency in urban areas. And with every incident of violence against them, there is a fresh wave of anxiety and fear in the minds of young women and their parents

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Macroeconomic environment calls for flexible currency movement

The RBI seems to be in favour of using the FX reserves to gradually depreciate the rupee range in a lock-step manner, while the MPC is likely to increase the repo rate by 50 basis points in the September policy, with a terminal rate of around 6.25 per cent.

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Retail therapy

April 20, 2009 12:49:10 am

Indian multinationals are now integrating India with global financial markets

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The Prime Minister’s ersatz bravado

April 19, 2009 12:36:26 am

For a conscientious politician,honour is a greater adornment than power. He values honour more than the office he holds…..

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Vote for governance

April 19, 2009 12:32:03 am

This week I meant to bring you tales of horror from India that is Bharat. Tales that urban hacks like me garner only when there is a general election…..

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Quicker,shorter,better

April 19, 2009 12:29:27 am

One more IPL. The WWF of cricket,except that it’s not fixed (hopefully). The equivalent of a soccer game reduced to five penalty kicks for each side….

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His own script

April 19, 2009 12:28:29 am

Manmohan Singh addressed four press meets within a week,after the Congress election strategists decided that the prime ministerial candidate had to be more visible….

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Politicians the problem,people the solution

April 19, 2009 12:27:07 am

The bell has sounded and the voters are voting. Now at last we can breathe a sigh of relief and think about wider issues. It is quite clear that politics….

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The glorious certainties

April 18, 2009 10:24:01 pm

Four things you can be sure of in an election that is too uncertain to call

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The labourer’s manifesto

April 18, 2009 10:21:58 pm

Most political parties woo labourers as voters but seldom think of them as a target for technological development and empowerment.

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In case of attack

April 18, 2009 12:54:56 am

In his characteristically reticent manner,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh admitted on Friday that India had “not been very successful in warding off terrorist attacks…

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Order…..order

April 18, 2009 12:52:31 am

Legal education in India is at a crossroads. The emergence of a new type of law graduate…

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Groundhog evening & the Frequent Five

April 18, 2009 12:49:28 am

After weeks of election talk TV,last evening could have been fun.

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Peace or desolation

April 18, 2009 12:48:29 am

The much-hyped Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009,better known as the “Swat Deal” and erroneously generalised as ‘Shariah…

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Dead end

April 17, 2009 10:11:27 pm

Of the many things wrong with our electoral politics is the sacrifice of economic priorities for votes.

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Pakistan & friends

April 17, 2009 10:09:59 pm

As donors meet in Tokyo,don’t expect too many stern conditions on Islamabad

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Thai tug o’war

April 17, 2009 10:08:31 pm

Protesting in Thailand has become a seasonal affair. Demands remain unclear,the outcome shadowed,the damage immense.

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All the prime minister’s men

April 17, 2009 12:28:48 am

For Jawaharlal Nehru the road to the first general elections,on which he was very keen…

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West side story

April 17, 2009 12:27:21 am

The latest peace deal signed by Pakistani President Asif Zardari with Taliban,ceding control of the Swat valley…

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Manifestos galore

April 17, 2009 12:25:56 am

Delhi-based Hindustan Express,in its editorial entitled ‘waadey hein,waadon ka kya’ (these are promises,what of promises?) on April 10 says…

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Of shock and schlock

April 16, 2009 11:48:16 pm

Provocation can score important cultural points. But the Akshay-Twinkle act was a damp squib by any measure

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A seat of her own

April 16, 2009 11:47:02 pm

Around the world,women are much less likely to participate in politics than men.

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EC goes easy on Lalu

April 16, 2009 11:45:46 pm

The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser,titled “Why is EC silent on Lalu and his ilk?

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Laws of origin

April 16, 2009 10:02:43 pm

• What an individual does is invariably tied to the environment that has nurtured him or her. Our actions are a function of how we connect to the world. Kasab’s mother may throw light on how and when things went wrong and her son was transformed into a terrorist,although one cannot be too sure about […]

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Liquidity self-traps

April 16, 2009 9:59:59 pm

India’s growth story in the last 15 years has ridden on the back of the middle income group and the affluent.

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If Mayawati were PM

April 16, 2009 9:58:31 pm

BSP’s founding strategy could limit her potential. But can she still surprise?

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An Unconscionable Act

April 15, 2009 10:09:27 am

The news reports of the Supreme Court appointed SIT’s charges against a leading activist,Teesta Setalvad are truly disturbing.

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