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  • Measures To Root Out Corruption Restoring Values of our Public Life

    December 25, 2010 10:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Widespread concerns have been expressed about the decline of values and standards in our society and public life. Too many scams and corrupt practices give the impression of the sharp fall of the conduct of people who have the mandate... View Article

  • Apartheid in India?

    December 18, 2010 12:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    At long last India has arrived—it has finally emerged after a thousand year alien rule first under the invaders from West Asia, and later under the British colonisers. Soon after India’s Independence in 1947, thanks to the foresighted ventures of... View Article

  • Corruption Scam And India’s Public Life

    December 11, 2010 1:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    It is raining scam in India at an alarming rate!!! Even as this article was being finalised an LIC housing loan scam has surfaced on November 24, 2010. With the arrest of senior officers of the LIC and several nationalised... View Article

  • How certain should we be? The Problem Of Religious Pluralism

    December 4, 2010 2:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The theology that searches for pluralism is very much a theology in the Indian tradition. I was once asked to organise a meeting of people of different faiths to meet Prince Charles when he came to India, and one of... View Article

  • Governance Political Leadership & Bureaucracy In India

    November 27, 2010 10:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    The relationship between political leadership and the bureaucracy has been the subject of public debate since the rise of the concept of democratic governance. Oxford Dictionary defines the term bureaucracy as the “Government by state officials, not by elected representatives”... View Article

  • Can Yoga Be Exclusive To Hinduism?

    November 13, 2010 11:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Talking of global Indian heritage, Yoga is perhaps the most recognised one, having travelled all over the world for everyone’s well-being. Yoga like many things cultural, is a legacy of an ancient and continuous 5000 years old Indian civilisation and... View Article

  • Alang Ship-Breaking Yard Gargantuan Grief

    November 6, 2010 2:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Two decades ago, Alang was a small poverty-stricken seaside village, where most of its Muslim inhabitants were fishermen. Today it is the biggest ship-breaking yard in the world. Stretching along the west coast of the Gulf of Cambay some 50kms... View Article

  • The Invisible Fishermen Of The Godavari

    October 30, 2010 4:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The Andhra Pradesh government has a grand vision for industrial development, and the Polavaram Dam across the Godavari is essential to it. But the dam will submerge 276 villages, displacing farmers and fisherfolk. At Rajahmundry, in the middle of my... View Article

  • Blood Stained Brown Gold And Mean Streets Of Mumbai Housing Mafia And Mumbai Underworld

    October 23, 2010 3:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    It was business as usual in the infamous Kamathipura lane—prostitutes were busy preparing for the long night that laid ahead, the pimps were luring customers to the buildings, and the lanes thronged with people on sundry errands. On that June... View Article

  • The Hidden Impacts Of Solar India

    October 16, 2010 5:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The National Solar Mission envisages a solar generation capacity of 20 GW in India by 2022, and claims zero environmental impact. But serious environmental risks do exist in the manufacture of solar photovoltaic and solar thermal cells, and the establishment... View Article

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