The Indian National Interest

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RQ | Second factor authentication

Ever since I wrote my Pragati piece on the two bad recent pieces of regulation by the Reserve Bank of India, and since I had a long conversation with Deepak Shenoy about them, and since (I believe) Raghuram Rajan replied to my Pragati piece in a subsequent speech, and since I got a mail from […]

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Terra Nullius | India’s tragedy

Aristotle’s conditions for a good tragedy need to be fulfilled for the severest calamity to get our media’s attention. That is the real tragedy. Aristotle’s Poetics has a substantial definition of the perfect tragedy. According to Aristotle, a tragedy is “an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in [...]

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RQ | Marrying out of caste – 2

We stay with our analysis of the National Family Health Survey data on marrying out of caste. In this edition we look at factors that lead to higher rate of inter-caste marriage. Based on the data given, age definitely has an impact on the rate of inter-caste marriage. To put it in another way, considering […]

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RQ | Marrying out of caste – 1

This is the first in what is going to hopefully be a long series of posts on inter-caste marriages. As you might have figured out, I’ve stumbled upon a nice data set with lots of data on this topic (Hat tip: Nitin Pai and Rohit Pradhan), and there are some beautiful insights in the data. […]

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The Broad Mind | Devolve or die

By Anantha Nageswaran Reflections on the Takshashila-Hudson Conference on ‘India – the way forward’. I have just returned from a daylong intense conference jointly hosted by the Takshashila Institution and the Hudson Institute in Bangalore on August 2. There is an onslaught of ideas, information and even emotions. The brain struggles to keep pace and […]