Stories By ' Atul K Thakur'
The Nepal government’s handling of the Tarai issue is like Philippine President Duarte’s handling of drug addicts:
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When does crime pay? In an ideal world, the reply might have been “never.” But we do not live in an ideal world.
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KP Oli has an old-world constituency to pursue divisive politics that is practically perilous for the national interest, and his scant knowledge makes him uniquely placed to hard-sell an unfiltered version of nationalism.
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The Economist, usually conservative while praising public intellectuals, made a marked departure when labeling Pankaj Mishra “The Heir to Edward Said”; a high praise that understandably found its way to the masthead of Mishra’s remarkable new book Age of Anger:
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India, the world’s largest democracy, certainly has with it some choices when it comes to its foreign policy.
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The Indian budget appears to be fiscally prudent, but it is primarily election-driven and offers little to correct the harm done to the growth momentum and employment by an ill-judged demonetisation move.
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