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How we can build 'Indianness'

The new government has to make conscious efforts to rebuild social equality and bring the people together, says Devesh Kapur.  One of the most difficult challenges facing the new government is......

Manik Sarkar: The anomaly in Indian politics

Tripura's popular chief minister shows up the failures of the elitist central leadership of India's Left, says Devesh Kapur In the increasingly high-decibel debates on the quality of leadership on......

The elite's classrooms

The government is internationalising Indian higher education in quite the wrong way, says Devesh Kapur The Indian government recently announced a grant of Rs 25 crore to Oxford University for the......

'Overseas citizen shifted the basis of Indian nationalism'

Devesh Kapur has been the director of Centre for the Advanced Study of India, the only research institute in America devoted to India, since 2006. CASI at the University of Pennsylvania turned 20......

Has India become less violent?

India is less violent, privately and publicly, than ever before, says Devesh Kapur Amidst the gloom in the state of affairs in India, there is one surprising piece of good news. Although the recent......

Modi govt needs new talent to change India

If the Modi government is to keep its promise of change, it must bring in fresh faces, says Devesh Kapur. When the new prime minister took power he appeared to make it clear that he would......

4 reforms that can solve India's land woes

 India needs to do away with income tax concessions that encourage purchase of housing, say Devesh Kapur and T V Somanathan and Arvind Subramanian. How can India reduce the severe......

Are special perks for VIPs in India justified?

The race for VIP perks has pernicious consequences and is undermining the elite's authority, says Devesh Kapur. Edward Said once wrote a short piece examining people in positions of power and......

There is a Swiss connection to Indians' craze for gold

Swiss data secrecy suggests a sinister explanation for India's gold fetish, say Devesh Kapur, Marla Spivack, Arvind Subramanian & Milan Vaishnav. Gold has been all over the news in India lately......

Miles to go for Dalit entrepreneurs

  On Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary on Tuesday, political parties across the spectrum tried to stake claim on his legacy. Since Independence, governments have introduced......
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Schedule, time and speaker list

The much awaited annual literature festival Jaipur Literature Festival steps in its 10 th year in 2017. The fest to celebrate its 10 th anniversary... ...

http://www.freepressjournal.in/india/our-guide-to-jaipur-literature-festival-2017-schedule-time-and-speaker-list/1003870
Pew study

The U.S. Congress has three Hindus, three Buddhists and two Muslims and it is only marginally less Christian than the previous Congress, says a Pew... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/More-Hindus-and-Buddhists-in-U.S.-Congress-Pew-study/article16993529.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
In the End is the Beginning

The foundations of liberal democracy became more fragile than ever globally in 2016. But, there was still reason for hope in these times The... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/books/in-the-end-is-the-beginning-4452405/
Demonetisation alone won't stop black money in political funding; electoral reform needed

One of the many articulated (and oft changing) aims of demonetisation has been to curb the use of black money in poll funding. In an interview to... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/politics/demonetisation-alone-wont-stop-black-money-in-political-funding-electoral-reform-needed-3177106.html
Outlaw disruptions before Parliament loses credibility

As December 2016 winds down on the year, many report cards on 2016 will proliferate. But the one that will read the worst will be report card on... ...

http://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/outlaw-disruptions-before-parliament-loses-credibility/482267/

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