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400

Global healthcare gets a better platform
The Rio+20 outcome gives the millennium development goals a more sustainable framework

Thomas Teuscher
Michael Maguire
(Thomas Teuscher is Executive Director of Roll Back Malaria Partnership. Michael Maguire is with the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

399

The opportunities in drought
The proportion of people dependent on farming can be reduced by using drought relief funds to create sustainable non-farm earning opportunities

Narendar Pani
(The author is Professor, School of Social Science, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore)

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

398

When a star dies
Rajesh Khanna's superstardom is attributed to a set of mannerisms that became his trademark. But his fall was as spectacular as his rise, writes Shohini Ghosh

Shohini Ghosh
Shohini Ghosh is Sajjad Zaheer Professor at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

397

Raingun sprinkler proves economical
It saves labour and electricity

A. Tajuddin
S. Somasundaram
(A. Tajuddin, Dean and S. Somasundaram, Asst Prof, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Agricultural Engineering College & Research, Institute, Kumulur, Tiruchi)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

396

The dark shadow of impunity
The northeast used to pride itself on its gender equality. But the gory sexual violence against a teenager in Assam shows the region is no different from the rest of India

Sanjoy Hazarika
(Sanjoy Hazarika is Saifuddin Kitchelew Chair and Director of the Centre for North East Studies at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, and founder of the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research in the northeast)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

395

The stench of corruption
- Venality is not just a question of moral fibre

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

394

Faith in the Age of Science
There must be some force that manages this huge universe as well as the tiniest component and which goes by God's name

P.V. Indiresan
(The author is a former Director,
IIT, Madras)

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

393

Number games in Nagaland
Competition for scare resources led tribals and non-tribals to inflate the headcount for two decades, but the 2011 census proved different

Ankush Agrawal
Vikas Kumar
(Ankush Agrawal and Vikas Kumar are with the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, and Azim Premji University, Bangalore, respectively)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

392

Where honour is due
Satyendra Nath Bose's work does not get the acclaim it deserves

Priyamvada Natarajan
Priyamvada Natarajan is professor, department of astronomy and physics, Yale University

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

391

Breathing uneasy over TB
What is a preventable and easily treatable disease is now threatening to overwhelm India with growing drug resistant forms, rising treatment costs and greater suffering

Dr. Sarman Singh
(Dr. Sarman Singh is Faculty-in-charge, Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

390

The Bose in the Particle
The Higgs bit we know. But the boson? Western science is overlooking India's contribution

Amit Chaudhuri
(Amit Chaudhuri is professor of contemporary literature at the University of East Anglia)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

389

Right concept, wrong place
For the new Nalanda University to flourish, it must move closer to a vibrant urban centre where it will have access to a wider intellectual community

Philip G. Altbach
(Philip G. Altbach is at Boston College in the United States)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

388

'The textbooks should be used as they are'
Text of the dissent note submitted by M.S.S. Pandian to the NCERT Committee on Textbooks, and a sample of the cartoons recommended for deletion by the committee

M.S.S. Pandian
(M.S.S. Pandian is Professor of History, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi. He was a member of the NCERT Committee for Reviewing the Textbooks of Social Science/Political Science)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

387

Glass case with no entry
- Memoirs of two Indian scholars who worked at Oxbridge

Nayanjot Lahiri
The author teaches at the Department of History, University of Delhi

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

386

A messy corner of India's modernity
We need to understand the dilemma of the school principal who denied admission to two child brides

Krishna Kumar
(The writer is Professor of Education at Delhi University and a former Director of NCERT)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

385

Making these slopes less slippery
Rather than seek to impose inflexible solutions, the expert panel on conserving the Western Ghats has suggested guidelines for consulting people right down to the level of villages for the right answers

Madhav Gadgil
(Madhav Gadgil, a former Professor of Ecology at the Indian Institute of Science, is Member, National Advisory Council. He was on the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

384

Politics without policy
The acrimony between the government and the opposition has worsened to such an extent that it has subverted attempts to reach workable solutions to practical problems

André Béteille
(André Béteille is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Delhi University, and National Research Professor)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

383

'The walking encyclopaedia' walks no more
B.K. Roy Burman (1922-2012)

Tanka B. Subba
(Tanka Subba is Professor of Anthropology at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

382

Understanding the nuances of evidence-informed healthcare

Dr. Sridharan Ramaratnam
Dr. Prathap Tharyan
Dr. Thambu David
Sridharan Ramaratnam, Consultant Neurologist, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai / Thambu David Sudarsanam, Professor of Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore / Prathap Tharyan, Professor of Psychiatry and Director, South Asian Cochrane Centre, Prof BV Moses and ICMR Centre for Evidence-Informed Healthcare, Christian Medical College, Vellore

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

381

Why fears of a foreign hand are real
There are enough reasons to suspect that companies overseas influence Indian politics

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

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

380

Invisible health risk that stalks India's youth
A Lancet study reports that suicide is the second highest cause of death among the young

Vikram Patel
(Vikram Patel is with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Sangath, Goa)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

379

On the margins of the margin
Dalit politics must embrace less powerful caste groups

Badri Narayan
(Badri Narayan teaches at the Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute in Jhusi, Allahabad, and is an analyst of Dalit issues. His latest book published is The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh 1950–Present, from Oxford University Press)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

378

The enigma of Indian engineering
A narrow education is making engineers oblivious to the importance of human interaction and raising the cost of even simple tasks

James Trevelyan
(James Trevelyan is Winthrop Professor in the school of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering at the University of Western Australia. His book How to Become an Expert Engineer is due to be published later this year)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

377

Politics in Command
The growth story is fading, but a few bold strokes can revive it

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

376

Reforms yes, but of the right type
The path to higher growth lies in promoting manufacturing through transparent governance and better infrastructure, not in increasing foreign investment in retail trade, insurance and other service sectors

N.S. Siddharthan
(The author is Honorary Professor of Economics, Madras School of Economics)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

375

Time for IITs to discard the JEE
The present selection system has failed to bring in students who are genuinely interested in path-breaking engineering work

Dinesh Mohan
(Dinesh Mohan is the Volvo Chair Professor Emeritus, Transport Research and Injury Prevention Programme, WHO Collaborating Centre, IIT Delhi)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

374

Organ donation - look beyond tokenism

Dr. Sunil Shroff
Dr. Sumana Navin
(Dr. Sunil Shroff is Professor and Head, Department of Urology & Renal Transplantation, Department of Urology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Porur, Chennai. Dr. Sumana Navin is Course Director, MOHAN Foundation (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network), Chennai)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

373

This is not what the doctor ordered
Despite the good intentions of the evidence-based medicine movement, financial interests and sponsorship tend to trump its technical fixes

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

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

372

The New Untouchability
Ironically, Ambedkar's supporters now pronounce him beyond the pale

Harish Trivedi
The writer is former professor of English, Delhi University

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

371

This White Paper on black money is blank
Any discussion on the parallel economy will be incomplete until it accounts for the nexus that drives it

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

370

Caste and the count
The process of caste enumeration, which got under way recently, has shown that social categories are more malleable than they appear

Hugo Gorringe
(Hugo Gorringe is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. He has conducted research on Dalit movements in Tamil Nadu and is the author of Untouchable Citizens)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

369

Imprisoning the consumer behind a digital firewall
By introducing Digital Rights Management, the amended Copyright Act could compromise the legitimate rights of customers and stifle innovation

Srividhya Ragavan
(The author is Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and Fulbright Scholar attached to NLSIU, Bangalore)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

368

Parliament's say extends to the classroom
It was entirely correct for the Lok Sabha to have intervened in the textbook row as it represents the people, and their right to an egalitarian society, better than any group of "experts"

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

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

367

Population Blues
- As the babies get fewer and the old live longer

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

366

India in the European mirror
The government needs to increase expenditure to restore growth and employment, but international investors are dictating just the opposite

C.P. Chandrasekhar
(C.P. Chandrasekhar is Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

365

Reading politics and the politics of reading

Janaki Nair
(Janaki Nair teaches history at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

364

Judicial propriety in an age of scandal
Why Justice Dalveer Bhandari's election to the International Court of Justice while serving as a judge of the Supreme Court of India is an unhealthy development

Arghya Sengupta
(Arghya Sengupta is a Stipendiary Lecturer in Administrative Law at the University of Oxford)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

363

Perpetuating The Scourge of Caste
The Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Commission has missed the opportunity to revisit the State's reservation policy in a way that could have stopped affluent castes from cornering quotas

P. Radhakrishnan
(The writer was a Professor of Sociology at the Madras Institute of Development Studies)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

362

Perpetual Outsider
- A communist's life under capitalism

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

361

No Course Correction
The new academic programmes launched by Delhi University won't help the students and will impact the institution badly

Shobhit Mahajan
Shobhit Mahajan is Professor of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

360

In pursuit of socially mixed schools
The interaction between less privileged and rich students will enrich the experience of both

Manabi Majumdar | Jos Mooij
(Manabi Majumdar is at Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, and Jos Mooij at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, Rotterdam)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

359

A candle in the dark
Not many people know them but village-based Dalit writers in Uttar Pradesh are quietly raising community awareness and holding meetings to protest the recent escalation in violence against the Scheduled Castes

Badri Narayan
(The writer teaches at the Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute in Jhusi, Allahabad, and is an analyst of Dalit issues)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

358

A standard & poor way of remote control
With their predictions and unsolicited policy advice, international credit rating agencies are seeking to erode India's national autonomy in economic policymaking

Sunanda Sen
(Sunanda Sen retired as Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

357

Of Tractors and Cellphones
A little bit of modern technology, a lot of 'jugaad', and farmers are making up for a clueless government

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

356

Regulating cultures through food policing
Organising a food festival can hardly be described as an act promoting hatred between students or communities

Kalpana Kannabiran
(The author is Professor and Director, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

355

India has no room for its wandering builders
The exploitation of migrant construction workers has grown alongside the expansion of the industry. It's time the government got serious about upholding the law

Moushumi Basu
(Moushumi Basu is an Associate Professor at the School of International Studies, JNU, and member of PUDR)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

354

Rescue Fantasies
The Planning Commission's latest approval and West Bengal

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

353

Beyond The Walls
Americans romanticise Mumbai's slums because, unlike the ghettos, the slums here are economically versatile and not crime-ridden, writes Michael McQuarrie

Michael McQuarrie
Michael McQuarrie is assistant professor of sociology, University of California, Davis

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

352

Public goods as the way to welfare
There is evidence to show that growth is slowly becoming inclusive. But for the quality of life to improve, incomes must be complemented by infrastructure

Pulapre Balakrishnan
(The author is on the faculty of Economics at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

351

Give The Professor A Raise
Faculty salaries are key to attracting the best and the brightest to academe

Philip G. Altbach
Iván F. Pacheco
(Philip G. Altbach is Monan University Professor and director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. Iván F. Pacheco is research assistant at the CIHE)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

350

Let a hundred children blossom
A classroom reflecting life's diversity will benefit children of all strata while enriching teaching experience

Krishna Kumar
(The writer is Professor of Education at Delhi University and a former Director of NCERT)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

349

'Osum' Shakespeare and the 'mincemeat of English'
If Shakespeare were to live now, he would perhaps add one more piece of work to his dramatic oeuvre by introducing the English found in the NET

S. Subrahmanya Sarma
(The writer is Professor of English, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

348

The flip side of fighting graft
The attack on corruption should not turn into disregard and contempt for institutions

André Béteille
(The writer is Professor Emeritus of sociology, Delhi University, and National Research Professor)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

347

Put the World in World Bank
The organization's next president should be from the emerging market economies

David Daokui Li
Mr. Li is director of the Center for China in the World Economy and the Mansfield Freeman professor of economics at Tsinghua University

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

346

Books
Evolution Revolution
------------------------------
The Social Conquest of Earth
By Edward O. Wilson
Liveright, 330 pages, $27.95

Michael Gazzaniga
Mr. Gazzaniga is director of the Sage Center for Study of Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara

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

345

Divided and Distinct
- Caste and class in politics

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

344

Missing from the Indian newsroom
The media's failure to recruit Dalits is a betrayal of the constitutional guarantees of equality and fraternity

Robin Jeffrey
(Robin Jeffrey is Visiting Research Professor, Institute of South Asian Studies and Asia Research Institute National University of Singapore. The article is based on the Rajendra Mathur Memorial Lecture delivered in New Delhi on 31 March, 2012.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

343

It's time we took a look at the alternatives

Professor B.M. Hegde
(The writer is a former professor of cardiology, the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, and former Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

342

You are not being fair to modern medicine, Mr. Hegde

Dr. K.P. Poulose
(The writer is Emeritus Professor of Medicine, SUT Academy of Medical Sciences and Chief Physician, SUT Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

341

Shifting The Innovation Track
Not just in business models, we need to invest in scholarly research and pure science

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

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

340

A two-tier system
- Higher education: rank, wealth and learning

Sukanta Chaudhuri
The author is Professor Emeritus, Jadavpur University

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

339

It's the way we think
Our behaviour on the roads mirrors India's social hierarchies and tensions

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

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

338

Persistent Paradoxes
Does economic growth relate to human development? If so, why the discord between different aspects of human wellbeing?

Nissim Mannathukkaren
Dr. Nissim Mannathukkaren is Acting Chair, International Development Studies, Dalhousie University

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

337

Myths about poverty lines
Critics of the Planning Commission are in denial about India's efforts to combat destitution

Arvind Panagariya
The writer is a professor at Columbia University

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

336

A time for India to stand up and be counted
The two-cornered contest for the top job in the World Bank is an opportunity for India to objectively assess which person is the right choice

John Briscoe
(The writer is Professor at Harvard University and former World Bank Country Director for Brazil.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

335

More benefit than cost
- For women, the NREGA would bring important social gains

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

334

An unfinished legacy
Bhagat Singh
was not just a martyr but also a revolutionary thinker and an intellectual who had a secular vision for India

S Irfan Habib
(S Irfan Habib holds Maulana Azad Chair at National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi)

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

333

With modest aims
- The finance minister must be given more than a passing grade

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

332

Politics wins again

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

331

Playing The Growth Card
Constrained by economic circumstances, the finance minister has made the best of a poor hand

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

330

Minor Adjustments
The world economy has to overcome the diktats of finance capital

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

329

When local meets global
Rising regional political forces must see domestic and foreign policy as interlinked

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

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

328

Caste in politics is linked to lived realities

Joseph Tharamangalam
(The writer, professor Emeritus of Sociology at Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, Canada, is currently Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

327

How To Be A Winner
Bihar's done well on the growth front, now it must further speed up development

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

326

'A free man'(s) freedom is not completely empty'
Aman Sethi's book lays bare the poverty, exploitation and the persistent insecurity of 'informality' of the lives of workers

Mukul Mangalik
(Mukul Mangalik is Associate Professor in History, Ramjas College, University of Delhi)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

325

The Right to Reject
- Aversion to politicians makes voters stay away

Ashok SanjAy Guha
The author is professor at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

324

A campus, 'cola'nised

Sajni Mukherji
The writer, a former professor of English at Jadavpur University

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

323

It simply can't fail
The Food Security Bill must be amended

Abhijit V Banerjee, Pranab Bardhan, Ashok Kotwal, Milind Murugkar and Bharat Ramaswami
Abhijit V Banerjee is Professor, Massachussetts Institute of Technology; Pranab Bardhan is Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Ashok Kotwal is Professor, University of British Columbia; Milind Murugkar is Policy Analyst, Pragati Abhiyan, Nasik; Bharat Ramaswami is Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

322

A case for judicial lockjaw
Judgments should speak for themselves; when judges justify them in public, they run the risk of sounding like politicians

Arghya Sengupta
(Arghya Sengupta is a Stipendiary Lecturer in Administrative Law at the University of Oxford and founder of the think tank The Pre-Legislative Briefing Service.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

321

Routine Effort
- Pranab Mukherjee cannot deliver a big bang budget

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

320

Latin America, India's next big thing?
South-South cooperation will work again only if it is driven by economic opportunities rather than wishful thinking

Jorge Heine
(The writer is CIGI Professor of Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. His book The Dark Side of Globalization, co-authored with Ramesh Thakur, is published by United Nations University Press.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

319

India's destiny not caste in stone
Outside politics, there are other areas of life in which caste consciousness has been dying down

André Béteille
(The writer is Professor Emeritus of sociology, Delhi University, and National Research Professor; the illustration is from Seventy Two Specimens of Castes in India, General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

318

Medical profession: the other side of the coin

Dr. A. Aswini Kumar
(The writer is Professor of Medicine, Asram Medical College, Eluru, West Godavri district, Andhra Pradesh)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

317

Forgive & forget... and get on with life

Dr. H.V. Easwer
(The writer is Associate Professor,
Dept of Neurosurgery, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

316

The Greeks' Daring Experiment

James Romm
Mr. Romm, a professor of classics at Bard College

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

315

Silent Report
What the UN cannot afford to say about the food crisis

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

314

The Missionary Position
Foreign aid is often salve for the conscience, helping the donor rather than recipient

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

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

313

In U.P. polls, local dalit histories vie with BSP's grand storyline

Badri Narayan
(The writer teaches at the Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute in Jhusi, Allahabad, and is an analyst of dalit issues.)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

312

Crossing the finish line
If the government's social policies are to be effective, it must look at the last mile problem

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

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

311

Dazzling images do not a shining nation make
In the competitive world of 'emerging nations,' there are limits to how much Brand India can sell itself without actually building an equitable country

Ravinder Kaur
(The author is Associate Professor of Modern South Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

310

Just target the rich
The food security Bill should look to exclude the wealthy, not include only the poorest of the poor

Jean Dreze
The writer is visiting professor at the department of economics, University of Allahabad

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

309

Don't tie down the India of ideas
We need to free our universities from the stifling rules and quantitative targets which govern academic hiring and promotion

Pulapre Balakrishnan
(The author is on the faculty of Economics at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

308

Can capitalism and morality be friends?
Two celebrated economists have different views on the topic. The truth, as always, lies somewhere in the middle

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

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

307

And that is a fact
If honest data collection and transparent analysis are given short shrift, we will be left groping for hidden agenda

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

306

The everyday embrace of inequality
The institution of paid domestic labour produces cleanliness, meals and childcare, but it also produces and reproduces an unequal home and society

Raka Ray
(Raka Ray teaches at the University of California, Berkeley)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

305

Webbed to the cause
Net users and tech firms united to defeat the US pro-patent bills

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

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

304

From food security to food justice
A quarter of a million women in Kerala are showing us how to earn livelihoods with dignity

Ananya Mukherjee
(Ananya Mukherjee is Professor and Chair of Political Science at York University, Toronto)

The Hindu website:
www.thehindu.com

303

Slow and Steady
- No one expects the government to risk major economic reforms

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

The Telegraph:
www.telegraphindia.com

302

Some Home Truths
Even after 62 years of the creation of our Constitution, India's urban homeless do not enjoy the rights, dignity and independence that they deserve

Harsh Mander
Harsh Mander is director, Centre for Equity Studies

Hindustan Times:
www.hindustantimes.com

301

Poised To Take Off
India must address demographic issues to fulfil its enormous potential

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

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