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Anonymity and community in the age of RTI

(Draft under work.) The year 2005 was a significant event in the history of India, as it saw the introduction of bill for Right to Information. Under this act any person could request data from government departments pertaining to issues … Continue reading

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Privatization, Responsibility and Corruption

Privatisation seems to have gone from dynamic ideological choice, to route of least resistance for the state to abdicate its responsibility in a variety of policy areas. Anything difficult and measurable – problem schools; elderly care; waste disposal; big infrastructure … Continue reading

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Cost of environment

Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday blamed Congress leader and union minister Jairam Ramesh as being “singularly responsible for shaving off 2.5% of the GDP” by not giving environmental clearance to projects during his stint as the environment minister, … Continue reading

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Politics and future

“When politics decides your future, decide what your politics must be.” via Tehelka

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Indians at Olympics

… and perhaps for the first time, the Indian badminton contingent will not be travelling as tourists to the Olympics. via Firstpost. I also sincerely hope so.

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Cram, don’t think

The message from 15 years of education in my country – first at a top-notch school and then at one of the best known colleges in India – was: Facts are more important than thought and imagination; that it’s more … Continue reading

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Love or Lust?

My predecessors believed only good people fall in love and bad people have sex. This was the simple thing — falling in love is the aspiration that should be endorsed and having sex is something that should be outlawed. The … Continue reading

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Irony at its best!

The President (well there is only one President, the President of US of A, rest others are just presidents) said, “In our global economy, we can’t just have a few leaders of the most advanced economies making decisions that touch … Continue reading

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… तर मराठी शाळा बंद पडतील

मैदाने आहेत , पण क्रीडा साहित्य नाही .. प्रयोगशाळेत प्रयोगाचे साहित्य नाही .. तुटके बेंच आणि गळकी छपरे .. अशा दारुण स्थितीत असलेल्या मराठी शाळांना संजीवनी मिळावी , यासाठी वेतनेतर अनुदान तातडीने सुरु करावे , अशी मागणी राज्य शिक्षक परिषदेने … Continue reading

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Steely Saina

“It was a very, very, very tough match, perhaps the most difficult of my career. I was so drained up that I could not control my tears after getting the match point. Both of us played really hard and we … Continue reading

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