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300

Disconcerting Telepresence
The internet is creating new human networks not limited by geography or nationality

Narain D Batra
The writer is professor of commu- nications and diplomacy at
Norwich University

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

299

Wanted: a communications policy
Market forces may decree that millions of viewers can no longer afford the television service they have had many years, unless the government takes pre-emptive steps to treat television as a public utility and guarantees citizens access to it

Arvind Rajagopal
(Arvind Rajagopal is Professor of Media Studies at New York University)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

298

Mind the Gaffe
- Free speech is under threat globally

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

297

Teachers have to balance demands from various quarters: Howard Gardner
'Parents should avoid positive and negative narcissism. The challenge is to watch your children very carefully, see what interests them, and find ways to help them.'

After challenging certain conventional notions of education with his 'Theory of Multiple Intelligences', renowned developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has been involved in areas such as design of performance-based assessments, education for understanding and the quality of interdisciplinary efforts in education over the past two decades.

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

296

It is Elementary
To improve our education system, we need to encourage students to think critically all the way from school through higher education

Priyamvada Natarajan
(Priyamvada Natarajan is professor, department of Astronomy & Physics, Yale University)

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

295

For The Common Good
In pursuing public goals, can private initiative substitute for government action?

Sunil Khilnani
The writer is director, King's India Institute, King's College, London

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

294

A major milestone in polio eradication
While one year has passed without polio caused by natural poliovirus, we can claim complete eradication only after we ensure the absence of wild and vaccine polioviruses in the population

T. Jacob John
(The author was professor of clinical virology in the Christian Medical College, Vellore until retirement, and has served on several Global and National Committees on Immunisation and Polio Eradication.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

293

An Idea To Bank On
Innovative solutions can link land demand with supply in a way that protects farmers

Bina Agarwal &
Pravesh Sharma
Agarwal is director, Institute of Economic Growth; Sharma is a civil servant

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

292

Trouble At The Crease
When it comes to reviving Indian cricket, business as usual will no longer serve

Ramesh Thakur
The writer is professor of international relations, Australian National University

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

291

The glory and the blemishes of the Indian news media
Our free media, including our largely unfettered press, are a hugely important asset for democratic India. And yet the celebration of the Indian news media can go only so far — and no further. There are at least two barriers to quality that need to be overcome. The first is some real laxity in professionalism in achieving accuracy. The second is the bias, often implicit, in the choice of what news to cover and what to ignore, and the way this bias relates particularly to class divisions in India.

Amartya Sen
(Amartya Sen, the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998. The Bharat Ratna was conferred on him in 1999.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

290

The corrupt rule the roost
Strong watchdog institutions in a weak democracy make for a tall order

Arun Kumar
(The author is a Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

289

A great medium of public education declines
Finding something worth listening to on medium wave in the broadcasts of an All India Radio station in any part of the country is like looking for life in a drought-hit landscape.

Krishna Kumar
(The author teaches education at
Delhi University and is a former director of NCERT.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

288

Hero, not hero worship
The hero, in recent movies, has become more body and less mind

Shohini Ghosh
(Shohini Ghosh is a professor at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia)

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

287

Trajectories of Democracy
Ideals and arguments

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

286

A Real Priority
- With some changes, the food security bill would look promising

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

285

Cracking the kerala myth
Kerala's image as a state-led success crumbles in the face of hard facts

Arvind Panagariya
The writer is a professor at Columbia University

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

284

A Shield for Democracy
There is an urgent need to set up a South Asian human rights commission.

C Raj Kumar
C Raj Kumar is the Vice Chancellor of OP Jindal Global University and Dean of the Jindal Global Law School

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

283

Watching the Economy
To rebound in 2012, India must address domestic challenges and face off global crisis.

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

282

2011: Democracy's Odyssey
Protests this year showcased popular yearning for freedom, dignity and participation.

Anita Inder Singh
The writer is a security analyst and visiting professor at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, New Delhi

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

281

Thinking Secularism
The struggle for social justice is part of a truly secular polity

Prabhat Patnaik
The author held the Sukhamoy Chakravarty Chair at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

280

This is Tunnel Vision
With its mandate of ensuring that rules are followed, the lokpal may stifle initiative and discourage talented people from taking up bureaucratic jobs

Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee is Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics and Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, MIT

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

279

Where motive is profit, education takes a back seat
Formally allowing 'for-profit' institutions to operate schools will deepen the systemic inequity along economic fault lines.

Hema Ramanathan and Parvathy P.B.
(Hema Ramanathan is Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar, 2011-12, and Associate Professor, University of West Georgia)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

278

The Christmas that I yearn for!

Dr. Vincent Arockiasamy
(The writer is an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

277

Hunger Must Go
Alarmist views over the cost of Food Security Bill are meant to mislead. In any case should our priorities be so skewed?

Jean Dreze
(Jean Dreze is visiting professor, department of Economics, Allahabad University)

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

276

Burning through Ice
- Few have left so much of value behind

Timothy Garton Ash
The author is Professor of European Studies at Oxford University. He is the author of The Magic Lantern, an eyewitness account of the velvet revolutions of 1989, and several other books about central Europe's journey from communism to the present

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

275

Post-Durban, India has its task cut out
New Delhi needs to proactively help lead the way to an early global climate agreement, as it will put the brakes on developed-country emissions sooner rather than later.

T. Jayaraman
(Dr. T. Jayaraman is Dean, School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

274

Has education lost its heart?

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)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

273

In reality, it should be 'why this kolaveri... kolaveri... kolaveri... daa?'

Dr. Elizabeth Abraham
(The writer is Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary and A. H. Extension, Shimoga Veterinary College, Shimoga, Karnataka)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

272

Bureaucratisation comes to JNU
JNU is set to introduce the points-based system of evaluation for faculty recruitment and promotions dictated by the University Grants Commission. This will mean confusing standardisation with standards

Arun Kumar
(The author is with the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

271

Aadhaar: Time to Disown the Idea
The government should pay heed to the parliamentary standing committee's views and suspend the Aadhaar project. It would be a travesty to push the project in through the backdoor

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

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

270

No More Mr Fall Guy
A deal-making, not deal-breaking India emerged in Durban

Sreeram Chaulia
Sreeram Chaulia is vice-dean of the Jindal School of International Affairs

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

269

Making history on the move
Teaching and interpretation of history must focus much more on movement over time and by different peoples, says Princeton History Professor Linda Colley

Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Sanjay Subrahmanyam, joint managing editor of the IESHR, and Professor of History at UCLA

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

268

Selling the Wrong Idea
An inept government and muddle-headed opposition have caused a wholesale debacle on retail reform

Jagdish Bhagwati and
Rajeev Kohli
Bhagwati is the university professor of economics and law and Kohli is the Ira Leon Rennert professor of business at Columbia University

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

267

The world's not so flat
Democratisation of access may have evened out some inequalities. But not all

Vivek Dehejia
Vivek Dehejia is an economics professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

266

Of Film Stars and Farmers
The division between serious and trivial themes for news is often a false one

Sanjay Srivastava
The writer is a professor of socio-logy at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi

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

265

Similar Problems, Related Maladies
Private and public health care delivery systems, despite their marked differences, suffer due to variable professional standards and limited accountability.

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

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

264

Markets and Supermarkets
- FDI in retail is hardly the blessing it is being projected to be

Sukanta Chaudhuri
The author is Professor Emeritus, Jadavpur University

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

263

Retail Therapy
Enough case studies show that FDI in retail, with effective checks in place, has actually benefited small retailers and farmers, writes Nandita Nandita Dasgupta

Nandita Dasgupta
(Nandita Dasgupta teaches economics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, United States)

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

262

Let the Teeth Show
- Britain's tabloid tyranny and the battle for privacy

Timothy Garton Ash
The author is Professor of European Studies at Oxford University, and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

261

A Tiger By The Retail
The positive experience of other countries should inform the FDI policy debate in India

Malobi Kar &
Richard Cuthbertson
The writers are faculty at the Said Business School, University of Oxford

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

260

The Retail Counter-Revolution
With deep pockets and international sourcing capabilities, global retail chains will outcompete domestic players, displace jobs, and undermine livelihoods

C.P. Chandrasekhar
(C.P. Chandrasekhar is Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

259

Growth and Exclusion
- The growth that India is experiencing is itself creating poverty

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

258

A Complicated Affair
As modern love stories go, the common man's infatuation with the Indian state is hard to beat

Sanjay Srivastava
The writer is professor of sociology at the Institute of Economic Growth

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

257

The Private Sector's Turn to Deliver
The government's decision to set aside a 20 per cent quota for SC/ST vendors in its purchases, if accepted by every sector on a wider scale, has the potential to makegrowth pro-poor and inclusive

Sukhadeo Thorat
(Sukhadeo Thorat is Professor, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and Chairman, Indian Council of Social Science Research)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

256

Kaun Banega Scorepati?
The National Food Security Bill makes a futile and counterproductive distinction between 'Priority' and 'General' households, even after excluding 25 per cent of the rural population

Jean Drèze
(The author is Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Allahabad.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

255

Unfair Practices Bill – Intent vs. Content

Prof. R. Sethuraman
(The writer is Vice-Chancellor, SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

254

Can the centre hold?
- The Congress must support the prime minister or replace him

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

253

Good School, Good Graduate
Judging institutions on the basis of inputs alone does not reflect their contribution to society. Social mission should also form part of the ranking.

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

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

252

Tribute to a doyen of urology in India
November 19 marks the first anniversary of the passing of Professor Hattangadi Sashidhar Bhat, urologist and teacher.

K. Sasidharan
(Dr. K. Sasidharan is a former Head of the Department of Urology at Manipal University, a former Editor of the Indian Journal of Urology and Past President of the Urological Society of India. He is now Professor of Urology at the Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

251

Dialogues With Liberalism
Liberal ideas define the broad foundation of modern Indian political thought

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

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

250

Growing slow but steady
For inclusive development, redistribution is as vital as economic growth

Vivek Dehejia
(Vivek Dehejia is an economics professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada)

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

249

Ideate and Innovate
The weak R&D ecosystem in India must be fixed if we are to compete in the global economy

Jitendra Malik
Pankaj Jalote
(Malik is Arthur J Chick professor, University of California, Berkeley, and Jalote is director, IIIT-Delhi)

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

248

Growth versus Inflation
- The dilemma between agriculture and industry

Dipankar Dasgupta
The author is former professor of economics, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

247

Learning Curbs
The Right to Education Act says much about what school premises should look like. But what about ensuring that a minimum set of skills is delivered to each child?

Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee is Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics and Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, MIT

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

246

For Rich or for Poor?
Food subsidy to the poor is not a luxury. It is a necessity for India's development, write Ashok Kotwal, Milind Murugkar and Bharat Ramaswami

Ashok Kotwal, Milind Murugkar and Bharat Ramaswami
Ashok Kotwal is professor, University of British Columbia; Milind Murugkar is policy analyst, Pragati Abhiyan, Nasik; and Bharat Ramaswami is professor, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

245

Main Street Vs Wall Street
Can the global crisis of capitalism correct a system that no longer works as it should?

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

244

Fighting for Survival
- The package for Greece must save the Eurozone for now

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

243

Change the Prescription
India needs medical education that can contribute to equitable, affordable and effective health care.

P. Zachariah
(Dr. P. Zachariah was a Professor at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

242

Think Different?
If we really did, we wouldn't be standing in queues to buy fancy gadgets…

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

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

241

Not many lessons for India from U.S.
Foreign academics and universities cannot help India develop solutions for higher education challenges. Only those familiar with the problems of Indian society can provide creative and specific ideas

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

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

240

Translation as Cultural Mediation
Anuradha Kapur responds to Girish Karnad's review of Stages of Life published in the Literary Review on September 4, 2011

Anuradha Kapur
The writer is a director, National School of Drama, New Delhi

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

239

When a Department let the University down
The pre-history of the Ramanujan Ramayana essay in India.

Shahid Amin
(Shahid Amin is a professor of history at Delhi University)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

238

Steve Jobs
Death didn't happen to Steve,
he achieved it

Mona Simpson
Mona Simpson is a novelist and a professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. She delivered this eulogy for her brother, Steve Jobs, on October 16 at his memorial service at the Memorial Church of Stanford University.

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

237

Their Learning and Ours
- Academic quality is not a uniform substance

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

236

Transmitted social tensions & cycle of prejudice
Bigotry passed on through generations creates an atmosphere in which communal violence is morally justified and perpetuated.

K.S. Jacob
(Professor K.S. Jacob is on the faculty of the Christian Medical College, Vellore. He would like to acknowledge the work of Dr. Alok Sarin, Fellow, The Nehru Library, New Delhi, who presented his research on India's Partition at the conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Jaipur, 2010.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

235

Judicial delay may become a thing of the past
The National Mission to improve the delivery of justice is at work.

N.R. Madhava Menon
(Dr. Madhava Menon is a former Vice-Chancellor of the National Law Schools in Bangalore and Kolkata, and a member of the Advisory Council of National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms set up by the Government of India.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

234

Draw the Right Line
To end the confusion over the definition of the poverty standard, the State must define two benchmarks: an ethical one and an administrative one

Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee is Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics and Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, MIT

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

233

Not Earth's Girl
- Post-colonial Kali and the alleged pathology of patriotism

Arindam Chakrabarti
The author teaches Philosophy of Language and Mind, Kant, Wittgenstein and Indian Philosophy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

232

The way to get man back on his feet
Time has come to abandon the disease era of medicine. We have to concentrate on the whole human organism for the future management of altered physiologies.

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)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

231

Spare a thought for vaccine policies
All stakeholders - government, academia, industry, public health systems, health providers and the community - need to be engaged to formulate rational and relevant vaccine policies.

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

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

230

Aiming For The Golden Ring
Setting up public prizes could help harness our ingenuity to solve national problems.

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

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

229

How to Clean Up the Housing Mess
Millions of foreclosures are ruining millions of lives. We can do better than Social Darwinism.

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

228

A new tragedy of the commons
The mega-city's unquenchable thirst for land is the backstory of the recent communal clash in Gopalgarh.

Shail Mayaram
(Shail Mayaram is a professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

227

Making the law easier for the common man
The Restatement of law seeks to identify and remove the ambiguities surrounding the legal principles, and clarify the law for its better adaptation to the needs of society.

N.R. Madhava Menon
(Professor N.R. Madhava Menon, a former Vice-Chancellor of the National Law School, Bangalore and Kolkata, is a Member of the Restatement of Indian Law Project Committee of the Supreme Court.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

226

Dangers of being correct
- A lok pal bill should not make the administration dysfunctional

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

225

The Bold And The Fruitful
India needs innovative strategies to transform itself into a true research hub.

Avinash Dixit
The writer is professor emeritus of economics at Princeton University

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

224

Bitter almonds from the capital
Underpaid workers and child labour drive small-scale units in Delhi that process Californian almonds.

Moushumi Basu
(The author teaches at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

223

Steve Jobs and the Coolest Show on Earth
Like everyone who counts most in the world, he made himself up as he went along, occupied a job category whose total size was always one.

David Gelernter
Mr. Gelernter is professor of computer science at Yale University

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

222

Telling the Wrong Story
The Congress has let Narendra Modi get away with claiming all the credit for Gujarat's progress.

Dipankar Gupta
The writer is former professor, JNU

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

221

Looking For The Perfect Ten
An objective way to rate governance would have many political and economic benefits.

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

220

To put the Republic back on the rails
A new political configuration should be formed to appropriate the outcome of the recent mass awakening, rather than the BJP being allowed to exploit the mobilisation and consolidate its political base.

P.S. Appu
(The writer was an officer of the Indian Administrative Service and he held the positions of Chief Secretary, Bihar, and Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

219

Struggling to enter the BPL club
The Planning Commission's poverty straightjacket is but one of a series of obstacles faced by "aspirants" to the BPL status.

Jean Drèze
(The author is Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Allahabad.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

218

The Child Malnutrition Myth
Why does nobody question the absurdly high numbers cited for India?

Arvind Panagariya
The writer is a professor at Columbia University

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

217

How little can a person live on?
The Planning Commission's laughable estimates of the 'poverty line' follow from a mistake in method that it made 30 years ago and has clung to ever since.

Utsa Patnaik
(Utsa Patnaik has been a Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

216

One Size Doesn't Fit All
We need to revisit the issue of entrance tests for better selection of candidates.

Pankaj Jalote
The writer is director, IIIT-Delhi

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

215

Running on Autopilot
- The RBI has not made a good case for a tight monetary policy

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

214

A Captain's Innings
Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi gave Indian cricket something it never truly had - pride

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

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

213

On Losing the Mother

Prof. M. Nehal
(The writer is Registrar, Central University of Bihar)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

212

A Doctor? Nay, A Saviour

Dr. S. Sankar
(The writer is Professor & Head, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, SRMC&RI, Porur, Chennai)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

211

Relax, 'txt mssgng' won't doom English language

S. Subrahmanya Sarma
The writer is Professor of English-EIT-Eritrea)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

210

Whose politics is it anyway
Modern India has always challenged accepted definitions of political action and argument.

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

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

209

Land on one's sq feet
The draft Land Acquisition Bill looks at land in terms of price, not value.
Auctioning could take care of this skewed view, write Maitreesh Ghatak and Parikshit Ghosh

Maitreesh Ghatak and Parikshit Ghosh
Maitreesh Ghatak is professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Development Economics.
Parikshit Ghosh is reader, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

208

Response to UIDAI's clarification

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

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

207

Where have all the good teachers gone now?
In our hurry to become a superpower, we forgot the elementary. We started first with creating engineers, followed by doctors. Then we created 'tech coolies' and 'nurses.' Teachers, along with other nation-building professionals, fell by the wayside.

Manoj Kumar
(The writer is the CEO of Naandi Foundation, Hyderabad, which works in over 1,800 government schools to ensure that children learn. The views expressed here are personal)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

206

Mixed cropping of pepper in coconut gardens

Dr. H.P. Maheswarappa
Principal Scientist (Agronomy)
CPCRI, Kasaragod

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

205

A Bill that facilitates displacement?
The Draft National Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011 signifies state-backed acquisition for the rich, with rehabilitation and resettlement as token charity.

R. Uma Maheshwari
(The writer is a postdoctoral Fellow at IIT-Madras and independent journalist. She is completing a book on Polavaram .)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

204

Time to declare
Practising medicine in a non-urban setting can have its own unsettling moments. DR. Easwer H.V. recollects one such experience...

Dr. Easwer H.V.
The writer is with the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

203

Reforms to the Rescue
It'll take more than just the Lokpal to fight corruption effectively

Arvind Panagariya
The writer is a professor at Columbia University

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

202

Clash of Interests
- Movements such as Hazare's may promote the corporate agenda

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

201

Give Some, Keep Some
- Changing the name of a state is not always a chauvinistic move

Sukanta Chaudhuri
The author is Professor Emeritus, Jadavpur University

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

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