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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Interesting readings

Dealing with this air pocket by Ajay Shah in Business Standard, March 19, 2018.

Public sector banks: Buck passing between RBI and Ministry of Finance by Debashis Basu in Business Standard, March 18, 2018.

How a Bengal Town is Embracing Its Danish Past by Soumitra Das in The Wire, March 18, 2018.

India is Ignoring the Jurisprudence of Arrest At Its Peril by Bishwajit Bhattacharyya in The Wire, March 15, 2018.

Can Donald Trump Be Impeached? by Andrew Sullivan in The New York Times, March 12, 2018.

Fewer heart attack patients die when top cardiologists are away at conferences, study finds by Sarah Knapton in The Telegraph, March 9, 2018.

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News by Robinson Meyer in The Atlantic, March 8, 2018.

'Elite' is now a meaningless insult that's used to silence criticism by Nesrine Malik in The Guardian, March 7, 2018.

Do you check your privilege? We have, and found potentially huge future problems with CBI raiding Nirav Modi docs from CAM by Kian Ganz in Legally India, March 7, 2018.

AI, Society, and Politics of the Future by Anupam Guha in NIPFP YouTube Channel, March 7, 2018.

Behold Vladimir V. Potemkin by Antony J. Blinken in The New York Times, March 5, 2018.

David Remnick Talks to Masha Gessen About Putin, Russia, and Trump in The New Yorker, February 27, 2018.

15th Finance Commission: Mandate sans Mission by Haseeb Drabu in Mint, February 27, 2018.

Has Anyone Seen the President? by Michael Lewis in Bloomberg, February 22, 2018.

Will LTCG+STT hollow out India's equity markets? by Mobis Philipose in Mint, Februry 9, 2018.

Questioning The Latest National Family Health Survey by Swati Kamal in Swarajya, January 30, 2018.

Cut loans to firms, focus on retail: Govt to smaller banks by Sunny Verma in The Indian Express, January 27, 2018.

This Country's Democracy Has Fallen Apart And It Played Out To Millions On Facebook by Megha Rajagopalan in BuzzFeed, January 21, 2018.

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  1. Looks like Elite is the antonym of deplorable, xenophobic, racist, misogynist, homophobic, etc and justifiably so. The article was very confused. It presents a very good example of how the elite are tremendously corrupt in Imran Khan who while elitist will not criticize the Taliban. A good rule of thumb of how well the times are can be judged by the quality of the elite. And, today, there should be no doubt that the "elite" are tremendously corrupt and undermine human rights in the name of business. If the elites don't stand up for liberty then populism should grow as it is the only option left!

  2. The article on the jurispudence of arrest is extremely important and pertinent. This issue is vast and complex, with the lawyer mafia, the police, and the judges all obtaining a benefit at the cost of freedom of Indian citizens.

    I have written extensively about it on my blog.


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