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From 25 Years Ago

Gurpreet Mahajan In contemporary social and political theory civil society is almost always associated with democracy. Yet, there continue to exist vast differences of opinion about what is civil....

Samir Amin The March 28 issue of the New York Times Magazine contains an informative article on US political strategy. Its content is summed up by an eloquent image that takes up one page of the....

Neera Chandhoke It is also conceivably time to explore the structural inadequacies in the way in which the nation has been in Benedict Anderson’s admittedly overused but nevertheless useful....

Biplab Dasgupta Now under Article 28 of the TRIPs agreement this distinction between ‘process’ and ‘product’ pa-tent has been abolished. It is the product that is patented, while the process directly....

Tapan Kumar Mishra A major change in the policy of forestry research in India has been from its quantity orientation to quality orientation. Previously forestry research emphasised revenue but now it....

D N Ghosh Debtors are emerging as the darlings of the economy. There is no place for debtors with weak hearts, those who ruminate on possible social stigma and its consequences; the new world that is....

Pradeep Kumar The BSP began as an outfit of the government employees under the banner BAMCEF, i e, Backward and Minority Communities Employees’ Federation in 1978 as the brainchild of Kanshi Ram. It....

Muzaffar Assadi Baba Budan Giri represents a unique syncretic culture of Hindus and Muslims where both offer prayers in a cave-like structure. It derived its name from a Muslim Sufi saint who was in....

Radhika Desai The historical development of the right is governed less by the internal logic of its central theses (though some recurring themes can also be discerned) and more by the exigencies of....

Rajeshwari Deshpande The emerging consensus around gender issues must be seen as dangerous. In a competitive, unequal society no politics can be based on consensus. Politics must be understood in....

S Srinivasan Drugs have generally been beyond the reach of most people, most of the time, during the 50 years of our independence. There was of course a period in the late 1970s and early 1980s when....

Muzaffar Assadi There are reasons why Dakshina Kannada district, and other coastal districts like Udupi and Uttara Kannada have become communally sensitive districts. This has to be located....

A correspondent writes: Many debates have crystallised around the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan (All-India Marathi Literary Conference) during its 122-year history. The only organisation of....

Frederic F Clairmont Two major world economic conferences straddling the ambiguous theme of globalisation occurred about the same time. The first, in Havana, by the Association of Economists of Latin....

Dhruv Raina Throughout the 18th century one of the crucial obstacles for reconstructing the geography of India was the paucity of data on geographical latitudes and longitudes. The condition was....