HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Samar Halarnkar

Not much on the plate

As India prepares to make food a fundamental right, we should look at Brazil's model for eliminating hunger. Samar Halarnkar writes.

Sukma's distant snow

Why Alex Menon and others of India's corroded steel frame are still the best bet against the Maoist insurgency, Samar Halarnkar writes.

Not for your eyes at all

A vital report on India's forests is suppressed, indicating the nation's continuing preference for the few over the many, Samar Halarnkar writes.

Fear over the cities

As India urbanises, its metropolitan areas are ill-prepared to join a global trend of renewal.

The end of Empire

The battle for President is a throwback to the Mughal decline, a reminder that Delhi is losing its sway over India. Samar Halarnkar writes.

The legacy of Kutur

India's rebellions will never fade as long as collective punishment continues to be accepted doctrine. Samar Halarnkar writes.

The death of Kali

The Guwahati assault explains why India is - and will continue to be - one of the world's worst countries for women. Samar Halarnkar writes.

The last-mile problem

India's inability to finish and maintain public projects like power grids and dams means darker and drier days ahead. Samar Halarnkar writes.

Reaching the dream

To win 25 Olympic medals by 2020, India will need to learn as much about sport as about effort. Samar Halarnkar writes.

India in the dark

Regardless of Coalgate, India's coal, governance and development crisis will deepen, further endangering an already shaky economy. Samar Halarnkar writes.

Gandhi would approve

Junking the sedition law will boost free speech, as removing the anti-homosexuality law updated morality. Samar Halarnkar writes.

The game changers

As corruption grows and politics swings between the venal and bizarre, the mango people are likely to become receptive to someone who breaks from the herd. Samar Halarnkar writes.

India’s great sickness

An upsurge in sexual assault and harassment is being boosted by those who, instead of caring and protecting, often end up shaming the victim, writes Samar Halarnkar.

India’s big chance

The infrastructure to transform child health is in place. Can Aamir Khan help revive a faltering but critical programme? Samar Halarnkar writes.

Start now, fix later

The UPA has come up with a neat slogan for the poor -- except it doesn’t know who’s poor and has really no time to find out, writes Samar Halarnkar.
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