Monthly Archives: October 2015

Challenges before the Republic

Growing intolerance a curse on the polity Incidents of intolerance in Mumbai and elsewhere in recent weeks have besmirched the image of India as a tolerant and secular society. The forced cancellation of Pakistani Ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, the ugly … Continue reading

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Judicial appointments must be above suspicion !

The Supreme Court’s historic verdict invalidating the 99th Constitutional Amendment and the consequent legislation on the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) Act needs to be seen in a wider perspective of democratic functioning of the Indian polity. It is not … Continue reading

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Rural India University

Linking higher education to tomorrow’s rural life Gandhiji in 1942 talked about Village Republic (Village Swaraj) wherin live “intelligent human beings” and  where men and women will be “free and able to hold their own against anyone in the world”. … Continue reading

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