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Sanjaya Baru

Book Excerpt: 'India's Power Elite' By Sanjaya Baru

Apr 24, 2021 Sanjaya Baru

In his new book, Sanjaya Baru deconstructs the morphology of the Indian power elite-comprising remnants of a feudal gentry, kulaks, a metropolitan business class, the civil services and a cultural elite of opinion-makers.

JNU Needs World-Class Leadership, Not Ideologically Over-Enthusiastic Mediocrity

Nov 20, 2019 Sanjaya Baru

In the depressive higher education milieu of incompetence, casteism and exorbitant fees, JNU stands out as a beacon of hope for many.


The PM Who Changed History

Sanjaya Baru spoke at Hyderabad's Centre for Economic and Social Studies on his recently launched book on PV Narasimha Rao

K. Subrahmanyam (1929-2011)

Feb 03, 2011 Dhruva Jaishankar

In many ways, and for many people, he left an indelible impression. A grandson remembers his "Thatha"


10 Janpath V/s 7 Race Course Road

Recent indications suggest that the differences over Ottavio Quattrocchi have assumed the dimensions of a rift at the very top, playing havoc with governance.

28 November, 2006

The Last Refuge

Outlook Web Bureau

Finally, the long arm of the law catches up with union coal minister Shibu Soren as he is held guilty of conspiring to kidnap and murder his private secretary, reviving the debate on criminals in politics and "tainted ministers" in the UPA cabinet.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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