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Time to review India’s reservation policies

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  The extension of the reservation system to OBCs has triggered further reaction; those not defined as OBC want in. Photo: Hindustan Times A report by the United Nations Development Programme titled Human Development for Everyone sets out in elegant prose the ... More »

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Does India need more corruption?

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While there are few forces of unity in Indian politics, almost everyone agrees corruption is bad. But what if even that rare shared assumption is wrong? What if India needs more corruption, not less? Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight next year’s election... More »

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BRICS: From a big bang to a whimper

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W.P.S. Sidhu Although the BRICS declaration in Xiamen deplores the test conducted by North Korea, it emphasizes a peaceful settlement through a ‘direct dialogue of all parties concerned’. Photo: AP The 9th Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) ... More »

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Why Digvijay Singh ‘does what he did’

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By CommentWise Staff No one can claim ignorance of law as an excuse for offending behaviour, the least of all a Congress general secretary, who once served as a chief minister. Digvijay Singh’s abusive re-tweet about Narendra Modi not only shows the depth of d... More »