March 12, 2013

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Making publicly funded research accessible

A preliminary policy brief A vast number of students, teachers, researchers and members of the public are unable to access research papers and data due to prohibitive terms imposed by publishers of international journals. We are in an unconscionable situation...

Varnam | 10 Years of Blogging

Today I complete a decade of blogging. Here is the first post which started it all.  Actually I used to have a blog on Blogger or some such entity before that in the final months of 2002, but can’t find...

Acorn | Diplomacy, politics, power and norms in the neighbourhood

Can New Delhi shape and use a normative consensus? In today’s Indian Express, Pratap Bhanu Mehta carries forward the debate on neighbourhood policy that I attempted to initiate last week through the columns of Business Standard. In short, I had...

The Filter Coffee | Blood on the rooftops

India and the West must reevaluate their positions on the continued persecution of minorities in Pakistan. The attack on 150 Christian homes in Lahore’s Joseph Colony is the most recent in a series of attacks against minorities in Pakistan.  A...