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June 27, 2006
Brave New World in India
'The Indian bureaucracy, which will be in charge of enforcing the new quota regime, is one of the most corrupt in the world.'
May 29, 2006
How far will the student revolt go?
'The marches by Youth for Equality are a challenge to a unjust government's monopoly on education, in which it controls schools and admissions.'
May 24, 2006
The Next Partition of India
'That one was geographical; this one will go right through every town and city.'
May 08, 2006
Maintain the integrity of Indian education
Arjun Singh should be working on generating more resources for education, creating 100 world class universities.
January 10, 2006
Politics, Money, Media
'There is an old saying that money is the mother's milk of politics, but in this post-modern age information is no less.'
December 27, 2005
104th Constitution Amendment Bill is dangerous
It will bring a major portion of the private education sector under the bureaucracy's control.

December 21, 2005
India has no plan to upgrade education!
China has 18 universities in the top 500, India has only 3.

September 16, 2005
The Lessons from France
'The rioters, the bombers, and the terrorists see themselves as revolutionaries. They have a critique of the West.'

September 12, 2005
The Lessons of Katrina
'Many experts think that this battle against the sea cannot be won forever, and at some point people will have to be relocated.'
July 05, 2005
The Struggle over Oil
'Beijing has moved beyond holding US government bonds to the purchase of American companies.'
June 01, 2005
The dangers confronting China
'China's real dangers are internal.'
April 07, 2005
Water, petrol of the 21st century
'With increasing industrialisation and cities becoming larger, water shortages in India will worsen.'
March 08, 2005
The cradle that is India
'Perhaps this new understanding will encourage Indian politicians to get away from the polemics of who the original inhabitants of India are.'
February 5, 2005
The West before the precipice
'The West faces its greatest challenge since the dark years before WWII.'
January 12, 2005
Why should govt run a medical college?
The government's bureaucracy does not have the expertise to micromanage professional education. It should cede authority to autonomous professional bodies.
December 07, 2004
The Dollar's Fall
'If we just sit on the money and the dollar keeps on sliding, as all expect it to, not only will we lose more of it in value, we would not have used a great opportunity to transform India.'
November 01, 2004
America's Current Predicament
'The invasion of Iraq was a consequence of not only of bad intelligence, but also a desire to replicate history.'
September 21, 2004
Chalta hai rules!
'The basic issues of availability and quality of education are as unlikely to be dealt with by this government as by the previous one.'
July 28, 2004
Clueless in Andhra Pradesh
'The good times for Hyderabad may be coming to an end,' says Subhash Kak.
July 13, 2004
Saving India through Its Schools
'Many of the problems facing India are a consequence of the lack of educational opportunity to large sections of the population. India spends only about 50 paise per capita on education; this is too low.'
May 18, 2004
Why the BJP lost out
'The BJP defeat was like that of Winston Churchill in the election that followed the British victory in the Second World War.'
April 7, 2004
America's Faustian Embrace of Pakistan
'It may involve assurances made by elements in the Bush administration that India will be pressured to change its arrangement in Kashmir.'
March 16, 2004
Globalization and the Knowledge Industry
'The number of jobs India has gained in the last year is only about 100,000, out of the loss of nearly 3 million during the Bush administration.'
February 16, 2004
Higher IIM fee is a pain society must accept
'A government controlled educational institution is like a government run business.'

February 02, 2004
Why America Needs India
'By having India as an ally, the United States hopes to curb Chinese ambitions.'

January 16, 2004
The Defeat of Pakistani Militarism
'We must hope for peace, but I foresee a fierce struggle within Pakistan. The recent assassination attempts against Musharraf are a foretelling of things to come.'

December 24, 2003
Prophets Facing Backwards
'The Left needs to recognize that culture is an expression of a variety of aesthetic attitudes. Its proclaimed distaste for the traditional Saraswati Vandana can only be viewed as petty narrow-mindedness.'

November 20, 2003
Do we need more IITs?
'Until the current problem of adequate resources for the IITs is not addressed, we should not create more of them.'

September 08, 2003
A Looming Disaster
'Can't we leave the temples to the religious folks and move on with the challenges of making India a great and successful power?'

August 22, 2003
India's schoolbook histories
'Macaulay's programme to estrange Indians from their culture has been so successful that most textbook authors are not even aware of the Kerala school, or of Pingala and Panini's scientific contributions.'

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