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Why the world needs non-violence more than ever

'Non-violence can be a viable tool for countering the competitive brutality of terrorist groups,' argues Rajni Bakshi. Freedom of expression was the central motif of the million-strong unity march......

Time to go beyond victimhood to action

The Binayak Sen case illustrates the urgent need for a mass-based nation-wide civil liberties movement, says Rajni Bakshi.A year of scam-upon-scam has left us, supposedly ordinary citizens, with......

What Star Trek tells us about reaching out to others

'In the lingo of Star Trek, how willing are we to keep all hailing frequencies open in order to listen more closely and with empathy to whoever we consider the 'other',' asks Rajni......

Celebrating azaadi: Listening for the concern behind the complaint

'We live in a time when hideous anger easily flares up, particularly on identity-related issues.''Often advocates of harmony and compassion fall victim to the same anger and end up hating the......

Tolerance as a duty is a pre-requisite to making India

If democracy is to survive and thrive, duties have to be as important as rights and tolerance must be the foundation of public and private life, says Rajni Bakshi. A hundred years after he landed......

How climate change is related to market failure

Columnist Rajni Bakshi asks if the louder responses to the climate crisis will be those arguing that innovations are viable only when they give handsome and rapid monetary returns? Governments may......

The economics of happiness

This does not mean isolating parochialism but of new way of thinking about economic systems, says Rajni Bakshi.What might an “Economics of Happiness” look like? This question brought......

Religious heads should educate masses on climate change

Climate change is a subject which should not be restricted to corporates and governments, says Rajni Bakshi. If religious heads take a lead in explaining perils of global warming and ways to......

Corporations, children and responsibility

Companies can be more alert on how various aspects of their operations impact children, writes Rajni Bakshi.Corporations are now among the most powerful entities on earth. Children are the......

SPECIAL: All about the patent wars

The course of the patent wars is almost certain to remain tortuous, writes Rajni Bakshi.Apple and Google got a judicial rap on the knuckles recently for indulging in 'silly' patent battles. A......

'I got more praise than the hero'

Image: Chandrashekhar. Photographer: Pradeep Bandekar 'Shakti Samanta was a very honest man. I have done four films with him. He was very sick before he died; nobody was allowed to see him in......

Showbiz and artistry: Can the two co-exist?

The dynamic between showbiz and creativity may well be one domain where the relationship between market forces and society is at its most delicate, says Rajni Bakshi, after attending the three-day......

Swades: The rediff connection

Go to www.swades.comClick on Enter HTML Site.Click on Acknowledgements at the bottom right of the screen that comes up.You see rediff.com columnist Dilip D'Souza, right? Explanation: The director,......

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