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  • The Case for Privatising Indian Railways

    The Case for Privatising Indian Railways

    India must study the best privatization models employed across the world, improve upon from their mistakes, and execute the reforms boldly so as realize the slumbering potential of Indian Railways.

     
  • Is there a ‘rape culture’ in India?

    Is there a ‘rape culture’ in India?

    There has been a vibrant debate in the west on such issues as ‘consent’ and significant progress has been achieved in defining these terms. However, this debate has not happened in our society and as a result, significant portion of our society (including most politicians) are unaware of the foregone conclusions and the resulting vocabulary regarding consent.

     
  • Urban poverty – some myths and a reality check

    Urban poverty – some myths and a reality check

    Based on the evidence available, it is reasonable to conclude that there is no “widespread abject poverty in urban areas”; greater focus should be to address widespread poverty in rural areas and restrict role of government in urban areas to providing basic physical and social infrastructure.

     
  • Second Coming: Tiki-taka is dead… long live tiki-taka!

    Second Coming: Tiki-taka is dead… long live tiki-taka!

    Will there be a second coming for Tiki-taka in Brazil this summer after yesterday’s death knell?

     
  • A little silence for the cause

    A little silence for the cause

    If the Prime Minister wants these people to be silenced too, I support him and always will. This time I will use my voice not to ask people to speak up against Rape but to shut up about Rape.

     
  • Re-birth of the football tradition

    Re-birth of the football tradition

    Author: Shwetank Bhushan Singh When Diego Aramando Maradona was asked in 1998 who would win that year’s soccer World Cup being played in France, he said, “Countries organize the World Cup to win it,” thus suggesting that France would be the winner. And it was. The same thing could be […]

     
  • Second Coming: Rediscovering Samba soccer from the ghosts of 82

    Second Coming: Rediscovering Samba soccer from the ghosts of 82

    In the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Brazil was to the world of football what West Indies was to the world of cricket or India was to the world of hockey – unquestioned emperors who redefined winning by the sheer grace of their style.

     
  • On Hindu ‘Nazism’

    On Hindu ‘Nazism’

    Shri Koenraad Elst on the accusations of anti-Semitism and Nazism on Hindus in the backdrop of the Wendy Doniger controversy.

     
  • Thoughts on Right to Propagating Religion – I

    Thoughts on Right to Propagating Religion – I

    The conceptual background that helps formulating proper laws on the Right to Propagating Religion