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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

Samar Halarnkar

#TheInsecureIndian

A Congress move to censor the new media threatens a vital safety valve and reveals a prickly and petty India, writes Samar Halarnkar.

The PM's last stand

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh fought the food security Bill to the end. How long can the UPA fight itself? Samar Halarnkar writes.

Kept in her place

A rash of stupid remarks from officials about clothes and rape reveal why Indian women are struggling to advance, writes Samar Halarnkar.

Empire strikes back

It could cut waste and give the poor more money. So why is the world's largest identity programme being stymied by the home minister? Samar Halarnkar writes.

Triumph of measles

India’s dark, new nationalism mirrors a global phenomenon. But do we really want our version of Turkey’s Erdogan? Samar Halarnkar writes.

Make walking easier

Born of community, the new India celebrates individual glory, but it has not yet understood public responsibility. Samar Halarnkar writes.

Lesson from Berkeley

The emerging crises, and fighting qualities, of the US education system hold lessons for the coming Indian Budget. Samar Halarnkar writes.

The age of insourcing

The US backlash against outsourcing will move from words to action. India may not get a foot in through the door. Samar Halarnkar writes.

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.
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