Jairam Ramesh
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The writer is an MP (Rajya Sabha) from Andhra Pradesh, politician (Indian National Congress) economist, policy expert,

POLITICS

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The unease of doing business in Narendra Modi's India

World Bank report hiking up India's rankings in fact highlights worrying gaps and inconsistencies in the govt attitude towards poverty, jobs and progress.

POLITICS

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We're yet to see PM Modi walk his environmental talk

Contrary to international appearances, the Modi government's record on ecology and pollution in India is a woeful let-down.

POLITICS

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Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation: A familiar tale of arrogance

In 13 years, outlandish claims made by GSPC and Narendra Modi have come to naught. Only thorough judicial enquiry can reveal extent of the rot that plagues GSPC.

POLITICS

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A five-year review of Land Acquisition Act, 2013: How the law is empowering millions despite Centre's unwillingness

Land has been returned across the country on an unprecedented scale, correcting numerous historical injustices.

POLITICS

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The Election Commission of India must safeguard its own vote for democracy

The ECI has a great record of transparency and impartiality. But under political pressure, that’s showing signs of strain.

POLITICS

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The BJP's Aadhaar: Minimum governance, maximum subterfuge

The recent Supreme Court discussion highlights the government's arrogance in classifying Aadhaar as a Money Bill. This over-confidence has shown in Parliament. And now, citizens can see this too.

ART & CULTURE

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ART & CULTURE

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How Nehru’s letters to Indira Gandhi helped turn her into a nature lover

[Book extract] Correspondence between daughter and father further suggests what Indira voraciously pored over in 1932.

POLITICS

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Trump pulling out of the Paris climate change accord is a colossal misfortune

With this decision, the political, intellectual and moral leadership will no longer be that of the US.

POLITICS

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Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh was about self-respect, not politics

[Book extract] All political parties concerned, barring the CPI(M), supported the creation of Telangana.