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Renuka Bisht

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Monsoon has changed, so must we

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Renuka Bisht In a Q&A with TOI a month ago, secretary of ministry of earth sciences Madhavan Nair Rajeevan had discussed the changing nature of the Indian monsoon, where while the total quantum of the rainfall is not changing much the length of the dry spells ... More »

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Dilli, cry me a river

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Renuka Bisht As monsoon fury has hit state after state hard across India, from the east to the west, south to north, a proportionate flood of self-flagellation has spilled over. And rightly so, because whatever Nature wreaks has been exponentially worsened by ... More »

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The CSR albatross

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Renuka Bisht Business should be socially responsible. You and I should give more to charity. You and I should also do volunteer work. Government should steer the economy well. Political parties should not use underhand means to… via TOI Blog More »

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Presentism, while being stuck in the past

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Renuka Bisht Presentism is the tendency to evaluate the people and events of the past by the values and realities of the present. It manifests in a variety of ways. In the US it has energized demands for memorialization revisions, such as a demand to take down... More »

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Trojan horses

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Renuka Bisht Even as the second round of India-Pakistan talks over finalizing the modalities of the Karatpur corridor take place in Wagah, things are not going very well for the man who claimed a significant chunk of… via TOI Blog More »

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Junk the anti-defection law

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Renuka Bisht Chakshu Roy, who heads the legislative and civic engagement initiatives at PRS, persuasively argues that the fundamental flaw in the anti-defection law is that it tries to solve a political issue through a legal solution, and the Band-Aid has abso... More »

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Shivakumar rolls up his sleeves

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Renuka Bisht In times of political churn, the powers of Governors and Speakers are basically such that they can buy time for whichever side they decide. Yesterday in Karnataka it was Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar who found an opportunity to do this, for the JD(S)-Co... More »

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Megan Rapinoe: A diva citizenship

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Renuka Bisht The US overpowered the Netherlands 2-0 yesterday, to score the Women’s World Cup for a record fourth time. Co-captain Megan Rapinoe’s successful penalty had her scoring the Golden Boot award as the tournament’s top scorer as well as the Golden Bal... More »