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Dearth on the Campus

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JNU: Dearth on the Campus

Country without a Post Office is a quaint—part poetic, part rebellious— name for a cultural event. But in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) where revolution is serious business, names…

Quota Tyranny on Streets

Nine of Haryana’s 12 chief ministers since the state’s formation five decades ago came from the politically powerful and relatively well-off Jat community, and the fresh demand for Other Backward…

The Modi Defect

Across the world, political campaigning has become big business. Thousands of people are employed, vast budgets are spent on advertising, promotion and logistics, and the ‘product’ is as carefully…

Time to Shatter the Money Illusion

Number crunching season is upon us. And while analysts whip up a storm of figures drawn from the Budget to crunch—and torture, in some cases, to confess one view of the economy or another—it is also…

The Sin of Profiting From Sin

Sin is a transgression against the intent of God, but in modern rational times it should be an irrelevant word, among sensible human beings at least. Smoking cigarettes might be bad for your lungs…

The Union Budget

The Budget, simply put, is the Government telling citizens how much money it expects and how much it intends to spend over the financial year. But in that lies the story of whether it is frugal or…

B S Bassi

‘Innocent until proven guilty’ is a rule of law followed in almost every civlised nation. However, soon-to-retire Delhi Police Chief BS Bassi would like us to believe otherwise. In the ongoing…

The Funeral Pyre Economics

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to stop supplying cow dung cakes to the city’s crematoriums, citing pollution and expense. It also wants to encourage the use of electric…