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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Columns Samar Halarnkar

Globally Narendra Modi’s rise is hardly unique

Across an increasingly connected world, and perhaps because of it, there is remarkable similarity in the rise of nationalist strongmen and Right-wing parties, mirroring the emergence of the BJP and Modi, writes Samar Halarnkar.

Old ties, new hopes

Africa is India Inc’s exciting, new frontier. But, as the collapse of the Bharti-MTN deal shows, humility is important, says Samar Halarnkar.

New ideas of India

With more than 300 million people listed as migrants, identities and cultures are mingling and clashing. Who, then, is an Indian, asks Samar Halarnkar.

India’s new Raj

An explanation for the apparent lunacy — and growing popularity — of Bal Thackeray’s nephew lies in Maratha history. It’s just the start, writes Samar Halarnkar.

Kindly do not adjust

Shutting out events is something we do particularly well in India. That is why we find it so hard to apologise. Samar Halarnkar examines...

Think global, act global

A Delhi school administrator gives us the slogan of our times. It could help India develop, profit and save the Earth, writes Samar Halarnkar.

Caught at silly point

The Pakistanis are shut out of IPL-3, and a fading right-wing party must clear the Aussies. Must India’s cricket overlords be so craven? Samar Halarnkar writes.

Swamy and friends

A former clerk leads a global team of engineers in a state crippled by bad governance. How passion and innovation keep Bangalore going, writes Samar Halarnkar.

Naxal or jihadi?

Who do you think is more dangerous, the Naxal or the jihadi? I just counted the total number of people killed by both groups of extremists between January 2007 and February 17, 2010, writes Samar Halarnkar.

Getting to the Big 11

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee won’t do it tomorrow, but it is time for the government to really get out of India’s way, writes Samar Halarnkar.

Is the magic back?

The Hockey World Cup rekindles a faded passion. If the thrill lasts beyond a few nights, India’s lost sport could rise again, writes Samar Halarnkar.

No country for old men

A nation deeply resistant to women’s emancipation just got its biggest jolt. The real journey starts now, writes Samar Halarnkar.

No time for war

Should India deal with the Maoists as Pakistan deals with the Taliban? As lofty as the Maoist ambition is, as brutal as their growing attacks are, this would be a grave mistake, writes Samar Halarnkar.

RT@india: I, me

What is it about Twitter that causes men like Modi and Tharoor to boast, tattle and scrap; women to blurt it all out? The reasons are prehistoric, writes Samar Halarnkar.
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