India and Olympics

India and Olympics

If you want more medals, first fix your economy!

 

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    What does Hindutva mean to you?

    A layman’s view of Hindutva.

     
  • The problem of identities

    The problem of identities

    In a debate on Ideas of India, Prof. Varshney devotes significant effort in painting his idea of India replete with multiple identities and tries to distinguish it from Harsh and Rajiv’s idea. Unfortunately, the assumption central to his thesis and therefore his argument can be rejected simply by stating this: […]

     
  • The case against universal health care

    The case against universal health care

    In a recent post Ms. Meena N Swamy made an extensive case for Universal Health Care. It defines in great detail the meaning, scope and the motives for Universal Health Care (UHC). Her argument in favour of UHC rests on three points which I shall paraphrase as follows: Moral – […]

     
  • Ideological Labels

    Ideological Labels

    Gay: adj. pleasant, festive Gay: adj. Homosexual A couple of centuries ago, to be called gay could have been a compliment. By the end of 1990s, however, it had attained a connotation to homosexuality and later came to be used as a pejorative. This is just one of the many […]

     
  • Anonymity and Social Networking: A Response to Ashok Malik

    Anonymity and Social Networking: A Response to Ashok Malik

    (Editor’s note- Ashok Malik is a well-wisher of CRI and a commmentator whose association and guidance we deeply value) As opposed to some of the half-hearted defenses of free speech heard recently, it was refreshing to see Mr. Ashok Malik defend free speech forcefully. Although nary a voice has been raised […]

     
  • In defense of anonymity and free speech

    In defense of anonymity and free speech

    In the most brazen attack on civil liberties since 1975, our telecom minister Kapil Sibal has moved to try and remove content from social networks that he does not like. While it can be couched in sweet words, censorship by any other name still tastes just as bitter. The most […]

     
  • Consumer is King

    Consumer is King

    In days following the announcement of intent to allow FDI in retail, there has been an extensive debate offering multiple perspectives here, even if the debate in the corridors of power has been shrill. Many informed voices have reasoned and provided figures in defence of and against this proposal.This is […]