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200

The Heart of the Problem
Everybody's talking about corruption, but how many have really understood it?

Jagdish Bhagwati
The writer is university professor, economics and law, at Columbia University

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

199

Teaching A Hard Lesson
The best way to curbing corruption is to use the calculus of pleasure and pain

Sudipto Mundle
The writer is emeritus professor at the National Institute of Public Finance & Policy, New Delhi

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

198

Stateless Societies
- Constitutional order is at risk if the State is constantly attacked
'Indians pay lip service to Ambedkar as the leader of the Dalits. But he was much more than that'

André Béteille
The author is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, and National Research Professor

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

197

Social significance of Roza

M A Islahi
The writer is professor of Arabic and chair-person of the Centre of Arabic and African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

196

Parliament Is For People
Anti-graft combat needs waging via institutions of representative democracy

Zoya Hasan
The writer is professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

195

The Misery of Plenty
Surely, a nation which has 48 per cent of its children malnourished can find better uses for the treasure than to lock it up in a museum

Dr. Nissim Mannathukkaren
Dr. Nissim Mannathukkaren is Associate Professor, International Development Studies Department, Dalhousie University

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

194

Neither King nor Philosopher

Dipankar Gupta
(Dipankar Gupta is a former professor of sociology at JNU)

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

193

Born Again Patriot
- An anti-corruption movement and the rise of illiberalism

Kanti Bajpai
The author teaches international politics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

192

Useful Spectacle
- Anna's high drama will keep people focused on corruption

Ashok Guha
The author is a former teacher of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is currently affiliated to ISI, Delhi

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

191

Unsteady at the top
Weakening of prime ministerial authority is at the root of the UPA's troubles

Arvind Panagariya
The writer is a professor at Columbia University

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

190

Question Corner:
Earth's Orbit
Why does earth follow an elliptical orbit? Why not a circular orbit?

Prof. H.K. Sahu
Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

189

Civil Society's Challenge

Madhu Purnima Kishwar
The writer is professor, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

188

Policy Paralysis
- Small measures can make a big difference to the economy

Bhaskar Dutta
The author is professor of economics, University of Warwick

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

187

For a new and improved NRHM
The bidirectional relationship between economic development and health justifies greater investment in the health sector

K.S. Jacob
(Professor K.S. Jacob is on the faculty of the Christian Medical College, Vellore.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

186

Do Bigha Zameen
Any land acquisition policy must guarantee a better life for those displaced

Mahesh Rangarajan
The writer is professor of modern Indian history, Delhi University

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

185

Jan Lokpal goes elitist
Team Anna has taken its eyes off issues that bother the average citizen

Dipankar Gupta
The writer is former professor, JNU

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

184

Better Class
- A gathering of famous academics cannot make an institution

André Béteille
The author is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, and National Research Professor

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

183

Capitalism as a bogey
It's wrong to blame neo-liberal policies for corruption in India. State-controlled China also faces the same problem, writes Pranab Bardhan

Pranab Bardhan
Pranab Bardhan is a professor of economics at the University of California at Berkeley, and author of Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

182

Shared in Cyberspace
- Banning websites is not the answer to people like Breivik

Timothy Garton Ash
The author is Professor of European Studies at Oxford University, and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His most recent work is Facts are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

181

Oh! how we miss our crispy groundnuts, spiced mangoes...

Dr. V. Premala Priyadharshini
The writer is Assistant Professor, Dept. Food Service Management & Dietetics, Avinashilingam Institute of Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

180

Brush, floss and gargle
There's more to oral hygiene than just brushing your teeth. Here's why it's important and how to get it right.

Dr. Jose Paul
The writer is a Professor in Periodontics

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

179

Concern over Corruption
- Crusaders for the lok pal bill seem rather naive

Prabhat Patnaik
The author is a former professor, Centre for Economic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

178

Taxila to Noida
The planners of the ancient city listened to the people and reworked their land acquisition plans. The Indian State today should do the same, writes Nayanjot Lahiri

Nayanjot Lahiri
Nayanjot Lahiri is professor at the Department of History, University of Delhi

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

177

Bio-input good substitute for FYM in pulses

K. Vairavan
Dean, Agricultural College and Research Institute Madurai, Tamil Nadu

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

176

Balancing the scales

Bhaskar Dutta
The writer is professor, University of Warwick

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

175

No Longer A Picnic
- In developing countries, the food crisis is most important

Bhaskar Dutta
The author is professor of economics, University of Warwick

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

174

The Way Of Satyagraha
Where Baba Ramdev has gone wrong with his anti-corruption crusade

Madhu Purnima Kishwar
The writer is professor, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

173

Aadhaar: on a platform of myths
The Aadhaar project, just as its failed counterpart in the U.K., stands on a platform of myths. India needs a mass campaign to expose these myths.

R. Ramakumar
(R. Ramakumar is Associate Professor with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

172

It's your environment, stupid!
Geneticists are yet to recover from the shock of a human metagenome which has trillions of genes that it will take another century at least to unravel, even if all the science institutions in the world were to work only on those genes.Science should limit itself to unravelling the mysteries of nature and never try to teach nature a lesson or two, based on whims and fancies.

Professor B.M. Hegde
The writer is a former professor of cardiology, Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London and former Vice-Chancellor, Manipal University. His email is: hegdebm@gmail.com)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

171

Promise of a vibrant centre of ideas
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in New Delhi needs a fresh infusion of intellectual life into it.

K.N. Panikkar | Romila Thapar
(Professor K.N. Panikkar is Chairman of the Kerala Council for Historical Research. Romila Thapar is Professor Emeritus of History at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

170

Towards establishing health equity
The challenge is to acknowledge the inappropriateness of the current health education and delivery systems, and refashion health care delivery relevant for the country.

K.S. Jacob
(Professor K.S. Jacob is on the faculty of the Christian Medical College, Vellore. This article is based on his presentation at the Dr. Chandrakant Patil Memorial Eastern India Regional Health Assembly, Kolkata.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

169

PSUs take customers for granted
The current wave of scams is only tightening the emphasis on processes and inspections, when what is required is to energise those who work in the public sector.

Ashima Goyal
(The author is Professor of Economics, IGIDR, Mumbai)

The Hindu-Business Line website:
www.thehindubusinessline.com

168

Why no reforms?
Because the poor 'median voter' - as opposed to the middle class one - wants more immediate benefits for his votes through redistributive schemes

Vivek H Dehejia
(Vivek H Dehejia is an economics professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and a Mumbai-based commentator on Indian economic and political affairs)

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

167

From Scotland To the World
Planning a career in the Caribbean or chatting about Delhi - two centuries before 'globalism'.

Jeffrey Collins
Mr. Collins, a professor of history at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, is currently a visiting fellow at Cambridge University

The Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com

166

Modified tiller rotovator as a weeding machine

Prof. A. Tajuddin &
B. Suthakar
Agricultural Engineering College & Research Institute
TNAU, Kumulur, Tiruchi

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

165

Gender and Leisure
- Women's leisure is often fragmented and secondary

Alaka M. Basu
The author is professor, department of Development Sociology, Cornell University

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

164

Let us rescue our healthcare from the sick bed

Dr. M.J. Kuruvilla
(Dr. Kuruvilla, FRCS (London and Edinburgh), has held faculty positions in the universities of Kerala; Pahalavi University, Shiraz, Iran; and Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya. His email id is kuruvilla_mj@bsnl.in)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

163

Tagore and the idea of Cooperation
Nearly eight decades ago, Rabindranath Tagore worried about the growing concentration of economic power and the coming destruction of rural India.

Ananya Mukherjee
(Ananya Mukherjee is Professor and Chair of Political Science/Development Studies at York University, Toronto. Her latest book, Human Development and Social Power: Perspectives from South Asia, was published by Routledge (London and New York, 2008.))

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

162

Conditional cash transfers and health
Conditional cash transfers are necessary but not sufficient for improving health. Good government-funded health care is essential, as are schemes which address social determinants of health.

K.S. Jacob
(Professor K.S. Jacob is on the faculty of the Christian Medical College, Vellore.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

161

Universal health care: the barriers and the way forward
Health targets fail as they are set without strategies. The 12th Five-Year Plan should be used to look at the changes needed in the public health system.

Dileep Mavalankar
(Prof. Dileep Mavalankar is Dean, Academics, Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

160

Sparring Partners

Nandini Sundar
Nandini Sundar is professor of Sociology, Delhi University. The views expressed by the author are personal

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

159

Cut off from College

Deepak Nayyar
The writer is professor of economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and former vice-chancellor, University of Delhi

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

158

The Inward Eye
- Only Kabir's name can stand for India's vast poetic traditions

Ananya Vajpeyi
The author is Assistant Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Boston

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

157

The GOP Myth of 'Job-Killing' Spending

Alan S. Blinder
Mr. Blinder, a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University, is a former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve.

The Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com

156

Anna Hazare and Gandhi
- Whatever devalues Parliament strikes at the root of democracy

Prabhat Patnaik
(The author is a former professor, Centre for Economic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

155

A Very Special Case
- Wielding arbitrary power for the good

Partha Chatterjee
The writer is Honorary Professor, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

154

Wake-up call to all women on breast cancer
(A cancer survivor's true story)

Dr. Anita Khokhar
(The writer is Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjang Hospital, Delhi. Her email is: anitakh1@yahoo.com)

The Hindu website:
www.hindu.com

153

Happily non-married

Ruth Vanita
Ruth Vanita is Professor at the University of Montana and was founding co-editor of Manushi. This is an edited extract from Law Like Love: Queer Perspectives on Law, edited by Arvind Narrain and Alok Gupta, Yoda Press. The views expressed by the author are personal.

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

152

The Wizardly Ways of a Tech Lab

Henry Petroski
Mr. Petroski, a professor of history and of civil engineering at Duke University, is the author of "The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems."

The Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com

151

Make Professors Teach

Richard Vedder
Mr. Vedder is a professor of economics at Ohio University and directs the Center for College Affordability and Productivity

The Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com

150

To curb or not to curb

Sudipto Mundle
The writer is emeritus professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

149

Bring forests closer home

Professor P.J. Sanjeeva Raj
(The writer is formerly Head of the Zoology Department, Madras Christian College and currently a Consultant Ecologist. His email is fajsanjeeva@gmail.com)

The Hindu website:
www.hindu.com

148

Ignore forests at your peril

Prakash Nelliyat &
Ambujam N.K.
(Prakash Nelliyat is Research Coordinator and Ambujam N.K. is Director, Centre for Water Resources, Anna University, Chennai. Their email ids are: nelliyatp@yahoo.co.uk & nkambuj@annauniv.edu)

The Hindu website:
www.hindu.com

147

A School for Sale
- Public awareness can curtail commercialism in education

AndrÉ BÉteille
The author is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, and National Research Professor

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

146

For drafting an ideal Lokpal Bill
The success of the institution of Lokpal will depend on limiting its scope to the very top of the hierarchy. That will make it manageable and lead to accountability down the line.

Arun Kumar
(The author is with the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. E-mail: arunkumar1000@hotmail.com)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

145

Privilege, opportunities and 'merit'
The success of our policies of reservation should be judged not by their focus on provision of opportunity but on whether they deliver equality of outcomes.

K.S. Jacob
Professor K.S. Jacob is on the faculty of Christian Medical College, Vellore

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

144

Sai Baba: an insider's account

G. Venkataraman
(A physicist by training and profession, the writer served in BARC, Mumbai, IGCAR, Kalpakkam and the DRDO. After retirement, he took up teaching in the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed University) which he also served for one term as the Vice-Chancellor).

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

143

Reforming higher education in Middle East
The improvement of higher education in the Middle East includes upgrading the academic profession and providing an academic culture that promotes productivity.

Philip G. Altbach
(Philip G. Altbach is Monan professor of higher education and director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

142

Mending the Food Security Act
The National Advisory Council has proposed a framework for the National Food Security Act. But its potential could be wasted by a flawed approach to the PDS.

Jean Drèze
(The author is a Visiting Professor at the University of Allahabad. The views expressed here are his own.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

141

Magazine | History
Vignettes from an age of war
Maharaja Fateh Bahadur Sahi, a contemporary of Tipu Sultan, waged a guerrilla war against the British for about 30 years to oust them. His rebellion surpassed almost all uprisings before and after him. Remembering the obscure, but evergreen hero...

J.N. Sinha
The author is Associate Professor of History at the University of Delhi. Email: jnsinha@rediffmail.com
(Help received from Vaidurya Pratap Sahi, a 114th generation scion of Fateh Bahadur Sahi, his family, and Prof. Rai Murari of Patna University is acknowledged gratefully.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

140

Why RTE remains a moral dream
The law provides a five-year window to its implementation but the dream it legislated looks as elusive now as it did when the countdown started.

Krishna Kumar
The author is Professor of Education at Delhi University

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

139

Moving beyond curative approaches
Situating the prevention of tuberculosis within curative services is unlikely to lead to a reduction in the overall burden of the disease. Additional public health approaches are called for.

K.S. Jacob
Professor K.S. Jacob is on the faculty of the Christian Medical College, Vellore.

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

138

The Art Of Graft
It will take more than legalising bribe giving to reduce pretty corruption

Arvind Panagariya
The writer is a professor at
Columbia University.

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

137

What makes a writer relevant?
Pious speeches and reflections on Rabindranath Tagore's ideas and ideals are all very well, but what ultimately makes him relevant is the power of his art. His sesquicentennial (150th) birth anniversary is being observed today.

William Radice
(The author teaches Bengali Language and Literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and is a poet, writer and translator. His new translation of Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali is being published this month by Penguin India.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

136

Tribute
Epistolary moments
- Though letters are intimate tools of expression, with someone like Rabindranath Tagore, they are as much a part of his literary legacy. As we celebrate Tagore's 150th birth anniversary on May 7, his letters to two women reveal different sides to his engagement with gender issues...
- Could Tagore share the same kind of companionate relationship with his wife?

Malashri Lal
Malashri Lal is professor in the Department of English at the University of Delhi.
Email: malashri@hotmail.com

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

135

We make much ado about anything and everything
- We, Indians, generally seem to be having the illusion that 'doing more and more' is indicative of success. What we need is to focus on quality rather than quantity.

Ilango Ponnuswami
(The writer is Professor and Head, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchi.
His email is pon.ilango@gmail.com)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

134

Equal Chances
- A president at the head may not always be better than a monarch

Timothy Garton Ash
(The author is Professor of European Studies at Oxford University, and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
His most recent work is Facts are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name)

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

133

Travails of West Bengal
- A philosophy of poverty versus a poverty of philosophy

Dipankar Dasgupta
Former Professor - Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

132

A Monumental Error
The Lakha Medi stupa in Gujarat is of great archaeological importance. But like many other stupas in India, it lies forgotten and unattended, writes Nayanjot Lahiri

Nayanjot Lahiri
Professor at the Department of History, University of Delhi

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

131

Jan Lokpal: an alternative view
Given the scale of corruption in India, the constitution of a Jan Lokpal will be a welcome initiative. But the proposed Lokpal has the makings of a super-monster.

K.N. Panikkar
(Dr. K.N. Panikkar, a former Professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

130

Too many in India
- The stresses and rewards of a large population

Alaka M. Basu
The author is professor, department of Development Sociology,
Cornell University

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

129

Cricket unites, but is there no world beyond?
In the chase for cricket money, we're forgetting to build a national sports culture with character.

Dr. Maneesha Roy
(The writer is Assistant Professor, SCND Khalsa College, University of Delhi)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

128

When the phone call drives the psychiatrist mad

Dr. T.M. Raghuram
(The writer is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, M.E.S. Medical College, Perintalmanna, Kerala)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

127

Can we get back to Hippocrates for a change?
The practice of medicine must be based on competence, character and compassion.

K.V. Thiruvengadam &
V. Kumaraswami
(K.V. Thiruvengadam is a former Professor of Medicine, Madras Medical College, and V. Kumaraswami is a former Director-in-charge, Tuberculosis Research Centre, National Institute of Epidemiology.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

126

In Conversation
Rooted in the every day
With his latest series "Frontal Narrative Sculptures" exhibited during the recent Chennai Art Summit, sculptor S. Nandagopal looks back at his four decades in the art world.

Shivaji K. Panikkar
Shivaji K. Panikkar is an art theoretician and has served as head, Department of Art History and Aesthetics, M.S. University, Baroda.

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

125

Learning how to teach
Getting the governance model for our universities right is a must for boosting the education sector

Pankaj Jalote &
Gautam Barua
(Jalote is director, IIIT-Delhi and Barua is director, IIT-Guwahati. Views are personal.)

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

124

The Magnificent Eleven
The World Cup victory will leave a deep and lasting legacy

Boria Majumdar
The writer is senior research fellow, University of Central Lancashire

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

123

Struggling with India
- How modern India treats Gandhi with piety and disregard

Ananya Vajpeyi
The author is Assistant Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Boston

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

122

Confronting fears of radioactivity
While the fears of people living in Japan are justified, the level of anxiety in the rest of the world has been quite disproportionate to the actual threat.

R. Rajaraman
(R. Rajaraman is Emeritus Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Co-Chair, International Panel on Fissile Materials)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

121

The high road and the low
The Indian cricket team played by the rules and won, but the rest of us choose the easier path

Sunil Khilnani
The writer is director-designate of the India Institute, King's College, London.

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

120

The Fed Should Consider a
'Bad Bank'

Allan H. Meltzer
Mr. Meltzer is a professor of political economy at the Tepper School, Carnegie Mellon University, a visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and the author of "A History of the Federal Reserve" (University of Chicago Press, 2003 and 2009)

The Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com

119

In The Age of Digileaks
- There should be fewer secrets, but those better kept

Timothy Garton Ash
The author is Professor of European Studies at Oxford University, and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His most recent work is Facts are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

118

Protect The Next Generation
Let's educate Indian women about how to combat cervical cancer

Indu Shahani
The writer is the Sheriff of Mumbai and principal of H R College of Commerce and Economics

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

117

Rich, Educated, Criminal?
To have parliamentarians of integrity, we need judicial, legal and electoral reforms

Poonam Gupta and Arvind Panagariya
(Gupta is with ICRIER, New Delhi; Panagariya is professor,
Columbia University, New York.)

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

116

The Cup that Cheered
Team India shine in the 2011 World Cup, a joyous celebration of one-day cricket

Ronojoy Sen
Visiting Research Fellow at ISAS, National University of Singapore

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

115

Earthquake and Japan
It is not Japan's demise that the earthquake has produced, but rather the possibility of its rebirth. It may be that only amid the ruins can people gain the courage to stride down a new path.

Kojin Karatani
(Professor Kojin Karatani is a distinguished Japanese philosopher and literary critic. This essay, written on March 16, 2011 and translated into English by Seiji M. Lippit, is published by The Hindu with the permission of the author. Professor Karatani's biography is at www.kojinkaratani.com/en/bios/ biography.html.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

114

South, Be Not Proud
Let's not devalue the contribution of the northern states to India's growth

Dipankar Gupta
Former Professor, JNU

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

113

Handicapping the Economic Recovery
Japan, Europe, oil and the deficit all pose problems. But chances are growth will continue.

Alan S. Blinder
Mr. Blinder, a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University and vice chairman of the Promontory Interfinancial Network, is a former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve.

The Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com

112

Lead Japan to Recovery, Mr. Kan
The prime minister's lack of engagement or a plan for growth is getting low marks.

Michael Auslin
Mr. Auslin is director of Japan studies at the American Enterprise Institute and a columnist for WSJ.com. His new book "Pacific Cosmopolitans: A Cultural History of U.S.-Japan Relations" is out this month.

The Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com

111

New vigilantism in higher education
The alarming aspect of the proposed Educational Tribunals Bill is its total disregard for the due process of law. It seeks to bypass the whole judicial structure.

Brinda Bose
Prasanta Chakravarty
(Brinda Bose and Prasanta Chakravarty teach in the Department of English,
University of Delhi)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

110

Hard Road Ahead
- A spell in opposition may be just what the Left Front needs

Bhaskar Dutta
Professor - Economics
University of Warwick

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

109

Following The Money Trail
There is an urgent need to force greater accountability in public spending

Sudipto Mundle
The writer is emeritus professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

108

Follow the Sun
To realise its potential of becoming a major knowledge economy, India must recalibrate its understanding of research and innovation, writes Priyamvada Natarajan

Priyamvada Natarajan
Professor, Departments of Physics and Astronomy,
Yale University

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

107

Family medicine & medical education reform
This week could see far-reaching beneficial consequences for health care in India. But we need to ensure that the emerging paradigm shift does not miss out on what medical education can and should do to overcome the inadequacies.

P. Zachariah
(Dr. P. Zachariah was formerly a Professor of Physiology and continues to engage in issues in medical education.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

106

On Political Space and Coalitions
The number of coalition partners in political formations is inversely proportional to the availability of political space for diversity and dissent within political parties.

Professor K.S. Jacob
Christian Medical College, Vellore

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

105

Unlock Their Minds
Infusing the vitality of classroom lecture - discussions into virtual learning is a challenge

Narain D Batra
Professor, Communications and Diplomacy,
Norwich University

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

104

Nuclear power after Fukushima
The difficulty in bringing Japan's nuclear crisis under control has undoubtedly put a serious question mark over the entire issue of nuclear power.

T. Jayaraman
Chairperson, Center for Science, Technology and Society,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

103

More than just numbers
The census is not just about counting people. It has also thrown up valuable information about how society in the U.K. has changed over the years

Bill Kirkman
Emeritus Fellow,
Wolfson College Cambridge, U.K.

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

102

The right to death

Sauravpran Goswami
Professor - Philosophy,
Gauhati University

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

101

Rising from the Ashes
Tragedy-hit Japan is an inspiring model of courage, dignity and resilience for the world

Jean-Pierre Lehmann
Dominique Turpin
Lehmann is professor of international political economy, IMD; Turpin is president, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland

The Times of India website:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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