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The Violence of Cultural Nationalism in Orissa PDF Print E-mail
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Violent Gods Hindu Nationalism in Indias Present. Narratives from Orissa Author/Editor : Angana P ChatterjiA Review by Archana Prasad about  Angana. P Chatterji's latest book  Violent Gods: Hindu Nationalism in India’s Present, Narratives from Orissa, Three Essays Collective, 2009

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where would you rather be arrested? India or China? PDF Print E-mail
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Peter FosterPeter Foster was formerly the Daily Telegraph's South Asia Correspondent based New Delhi from 2004-2008. He later moved to Beijing in March 2009. In a recent article published in Telegraph, he shares his experience about human rights abuses in India and China.

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Why Hindutva is anti-development? PDF Print E-mail
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Narendra Modi dismisses the notion that Hindutva is inconsistent with development. He cites as proof Gujarat’s progress. Indeed, Gujarat does have a dynamic administration and it is one of India’s fastest growing states. And many of India Inc’s leading lights want Modi to become India’s prime minister one day. So why should one cavil about Hindutva in terms of development? Because Hindutva is the anti-thesis of the very idea of development.
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Only affirmative collective action can save India PDF Print E-mail
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Arvind Kejriwal is a mechanical engineer from IIT Kharagpur. He joined the Indian Revenue Service in 1992 and set up his NGO, Parivartan, in 2000. He resigned from the Government in February 2006. Arvind's sustenance is supported by Ashoka's fellowship. An ardent activist, he was honoured with the Ramon Magsaysay award in 2007.Despite aggressive "Go out and vote" campaigns and thousands of Mumbaikars thronging Mumbai roads to express their anger at 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the voter turn-out in Mumbai actually decreased rather than going up. It is easy to blame the middle-class as lazy. But a deeper analysis would show that the people actually do not see a connection between voting and a solution to their problems. In the last sixty years, almost every political party and leader has been tried. But things have gone from bad to worse. People do not see elections bringing any change. They vote and then plead before the same people the next five years.

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What should be our Government's priotities? PDF Print E-mail
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Will it be old wine in a new bottle or some altogether different combination in a novel package? Even as we near what looks set to be a nail-biting finish of the electoral process, it is clear that the end game is going to be the result of team play and that no individual (party) can aspire to be in the top place on the victory stand. The winner will be determined not so much by the voters, as by the negotiators. Magnetism — whom can you attract? — will be more important than compatibility; economics may well be more important than chemistry.

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