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SN Balagangadhara’s The Heathen in His Blindness… has inspired a new research milieu that is unafraid to explore why legal and political institutions shaped by one culture acquire completely different meanings in another

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Balagangadhara’s team seeks to fling into the dustbin all progressive movements, including those inspired by Jyotiba Phule, BRAmbedkar and Rammanohar Lohia

Is Hinduism a religion and other questions

Written by Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:45

Talk brings you two high-voltage essays from a debate raging in Kannada literary circles over the many fundamental questions raised by SN Balagangadhara of Ghent University, Belgium 

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For years, Karnataka Public Service Commission members have offered a peculiar deal to candidates who can't afford to bribe their way through: marry a girl they have picked. A candidate who accepted the package reveals how—and why—the system works

PICK YOUR SUMMER CAMP

Written by Friday, 29 March 2013 11:15

It’s vacation time and if you have little ones at home, thoughts are sure to turn to summer camps and classes. At their best, many of these can provide valuable learning experiences. Sandra M Fernandes picks out a few—some of them unusual—that look promising

'TREAT US AS HUMANS'

Written by Saturday, 23 February 2013 08:27

What forces hijras into begging? Why do they project an image of themselves that society fears? Community insiders tell you the real story

NOT JUST SKIN DEEP

Written by Saturday, 16 February 2013 09:09

Our obsession with fairness is unfair and ugly; and it runs a whole lot deeper than just a craze for whiter private parts. But the irony is, the latest vaginal wash, advertised as a bleach, may not really work as one

INDIA'S OWN FIGHTER STORY

Written by Friday, 08 February 2013 11:05

Tejas, the light combat aircraft being developed in Bangalore, is making heartening progress, and can’t be dismissed as a laggard.

WAITING FOR THE LITTLE ONE

Written by Friday, 18 January 2013 10:06

 

Infertility and delayed conception are an increasing problem in the cities. To make things worse, Indians are genetically predisposed to child-bearing difficulties, reports Sanchita Sen and  Savie Karnel

MODERATORS OF MAYHEM

Written by Saturday, 29 December 2012 08:57

New Year's celebrations, wild and raucous, often spin out of control. Prachi Sibal brings you stories you’ve never heard before, in the words of people who work quietly when everyone around them is partying

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