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Category Archive: Current Affiars

The Big 2…?

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The Big 2? There comes a time in life when an individual’s ability is doubted, correctly maybe, if the entity cannot perform to a level that is expected, but incorrectly so doubters can… Continue reading

Rights, wrongs and a worried brother

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Hi. My name is Bijon Keswani. While the name will probably be irrelevant now, what’s of more importance is that I have a sister who just turned 18, and a few women family… Continue reading

Rutwij Kokje on ‘The Power Games behind the FDI veil’

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The debate on FDI in multi-brand retail has finally concluded in the Lok Sabha though it still in pending in the Rajya Sabha. UPA has defeated the motion introduced by Smt. Sushma Swaraj,… Continue reading

Why Two Million Chanted “Balasaheb Amar Rahein”

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Image courtesy: Raghu Rai If one goes by the discourse peddled by the “secular” intelligentsia and indeed some on social media, a well-travelled, snooty, socially liberal, free-market loving Colaba/SoBo resident like me should… Continue reading

First Khap, now Chand

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Picture this: Food either leads to, or causes Rape As a moderately educated citizen of new age, youthful India, that statement disturbs me. Not because its largely inaccurate (unless you have plans to… Continue reading

The Utility of Utilitarianism

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(This topic is inspired by a class I recently look via iTunesU, ‘Justice by Michael Sandel’, one of Harvard University’s most popular courses. I draw upon a couple of his examples to make… Continue reading

Reviewing Ruchir Sharma’s Breakout Nations

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(Rs. 419 on Flipkart, published by Penguin, released in April 2012) Over the last six months, I’ve read about half a dozen books on comparative studies of economies and their policies to wrap… Continue reading

Entry Level Corruption

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I was at a photocopy center near a college in suburban Mumbai when a tall guy gets off his bike and asks the shop keeper “Boss, Is my assignment done?” Ghostwriting thrives in… Continue reading

Why India Needs the Power of the Atoms

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‘If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One… I am become Death, the Shatterer of Worlds’ … Continue reading

T20 Jitters..

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Maybe I’m a little late on the whole cricket wagon, but honestly, can you blame me? I and many others have just been deflated with the amount of cricket we even try to… Continue reading