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12-12-2014

Nehru's legacy

A critical appraisal of the legacy of free India's first Prime Minister.

Briefing

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Nehru's legacy

Development model

Lead Story
The Nehru-Mahalanobis strategy, which does not promote the export of products that take land away from foodgrain production, must constitute the crux
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Voice for the Larger Principle

The importance of being Nehru

Lead Story
Jawaharlal Nehru’s was the voice that always stood for the larger principle, which was often at odds with the aims of his own party and government. To
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Imagining the nation

Science as solution

Lead Story
For Jawaharlal Nehru, science was an “enzyme of hope”, a romance, a dream, and a constructive way of imagining the nation, which he wanted everyone to
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Diplomacy

The middle path

Lead Story
Nehru’s pragmatic diplomacy gave a newly independent India a stature in world affairs much above its economic and military power and guided it deftly
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Germany

History’s Wall

World Affairs
Western leaders extol the fall of the Berlin Wall on the 25th anniversary of the event as a triumph of good over evil, but they are noticeably silent
Readers write

Letters to the Editor

Letters
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Data Card

New emissions target

Data Stories
While the E.U, the U.S. and China have announced their new emission reduction targets with much fanfare, these may prove well short of what is require
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Essay

Muslims & police

Social Justice
Enduring “institutional prejudice”—this conclusion of a famous inquiry report in the U.K. holds good for India’s minority situation as well.
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Bald Ibis

Under a wing

Conservation
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Opinion

Failed ideas

Lead Story
The deification of Nehru was a function of the Congress’ vote politics, but none of his ideas ever worked.
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Extracts from EMS' book

The Gandhi-Nehru legacy

Lead Story
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Public Health

Anatomy of a tragedy

Social Issues
The sterilisation drive that resulted in the death of 13 women in Chhattisgarh points to the flawed targeted-sterilisation programme with focus on wom
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Patents

Breach of promise on IPR policy?

India
By constituting a new think tank on intellectual property rights and seemingly sidelining the committee it had set up earlier, the government appears
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From Nehru to his Chief Ministers

Letters for a nation

Lead Story
India & Sri Lanka

Semantics of a release

India
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Controversy

Protecting monopolies

India
Producers of polyester fibre allege that the imposition of anti-dumping duties on PTA protects the monopoly in the industry.
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Cosmic secrets

Science & Technology
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Spotlight

To harness monsoon

Environment
A novel suggestion to find a permanent solution to the problem of water scarcity in Chennai: reshape the face of a mountain.
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Politics

Split after defeat

Politics
The high command’s high-handedness is blamed for G.K. Vasan’s decision to break away from the Congress and set up his own party.
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Scandal

Removing roadblocks

India
The appointment of U. Sagayam as the High Court’s Special Officer to probe the illegal mining activities in the State enthuses farmers and activists w
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Space

On a comet

Science & Technology
The orbiter Rosetta and its lander Philae make a historic cometary mission, despite an unsatisfactory landing.
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Mystics & music

Books
The books take the reader to the heart of the Sufi tradition and reveal its little-known musical forms.
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A prisoner’s trials

Books
The book gives a graphic description of the miserable lives of prisoners and the blatant violation of human rights by the law enforcers.
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Beyond the border

Books
The personal and professional experience of Ranjit Singh Kalha, who has dealt with China for over 12 years, makes his book refreshingly different from
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West Asia

Rise of the jehadis

World Affairs
Patrick Cockburn, in his new book The Jihadis Return, traces the origins of the Islamic State to the U.S.-engineered collapse of the Iraqi state and s
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APEC Summit

Towards Multipolarity

World Affairs
As China steps up its role as the global growth engine, the APEC summit in Beijing opens a new chapter in the geopolitical rivalry between the U.S. an
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Palestine

Third intifada?

World Affairs
Israel’s latest provocation is part of a stealthy plan to establish Jewish control over the Al Aqsa mosque area in Jerusalem, the third most revered p
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Through my Window

From the earth and the sky

K.Satchidanandan
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Imagining the nation

Science as solution

Lead Story
For Jawaharlal Nehru, science was an “enzyme of hope”, a romance, a dream, and a constructive way of imagining the nation, which he wanted everyone to
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Diplomacy

The middle path

Lead Story
Nehru’s pragmatic diplomacy gave a newly independent India a stature in world affairs much above its economic and military power and guided it deftly
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Nehru's legacy: Development plan

Development model

Lead Story
The Nehru-Mahalanobis strategy, which does not promote the export of products that take land away from foodgrain production, must constitute the crux
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Essay

Muslims & police

Social Justice
Enduring “institutional prejudice”—this conclusion of a famous inquiry report in the U.K. holds good for India’s minority situation as well.
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Bald Ibis

Under a wing

Conservation
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Unsung heroes

Books
For everyone interested in India’s contribution to the First World War, David Omissi’s book is a mine of information.