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Political Battling Vs National Interests

Political battling vs national interests

This trend is an about-turn, though not by the US, and proves how in the past the US forced European countries to pursue fundamentally wrong strategies. While it proves yet…

Moral Interventions

Moral interventions

A cursory look at the cases of corruption of those in power draws similar conclusions, though each story might have more than one moral. Ms Jayalalitha, called ‘Mama’ by her…

Interventions

Interventions

Capital suggestion I pray that our politicians do not push ‘dangerous events to the brink of disaster’. And I pray that our politicians resolve their political disputes without the military’s…

Limits To Market Interventions

Limits to market interventions

Last week was witnessed a complete reversal of the (IMF-driven) policy of buying dollars to build reserves that had pushed the rupee down to the 108.70/$ level. Beginning March, the…

The Political Minimum

The political minimum

The issue of raising minimum wage hit the headlines recently with the announcement of election manifestos by different parties. All of them promised a substantial increase in the minimum wage…

Two steps back

HUMAN history is replete with instances of places of worship being repurposed by rival faiths in the wake of conquests or other cataclysms. It’s no longer a common phenomenon, yet…

Who’s Afraid Of Greta?

Who’s afraid of Greta?

Some are fascinated with her: they see her as a hero, as a Joan of Arc of modern times or as a Mafalda, with a political agenda to preserve planet…

South Asian Politics In The 1970s

South Asian politics in the 1970s

Up until now, in the five earlier parts of this series we have discussed the politics of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan in the 1970s. We have seen how Mujib,…