January 2014
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. Thinkers at Jaipur Literature Festival hope for a better political discourse Eminent Indian and international thinkers shared their varied views on the present wave of change in India's political climate. A report on the six ‘Democracy Dialogues’ sessions at the Jaipur Literature Festival. . Leadership vacuum feeding India’s right-wing politics: Dipankar Gupta Socialogist Prof. Dipankar Gupta re-conceptualises Indian citizenship, rooting it strongly in equality at a basic level, wider than a political righ to vote in a democracy. In this 30-minute interview held during the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), Prof. Gupta evocatively argues for equality "not in terms of ends, but in terms of beginnings’’. . 'Indian democracy has improved since globalisation': Meghnad Desai Indian-born British Economist Lord Meghnad Desai held globalisation 'good', and indicated it had improved Indian democracy, in a candid interview with The Hindu Centre's M.R.Venkatesh, on the sidelines of one of his sessions at the seventh Jaipur Literature Festival.

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. Leadership vacuum feeding India’s right-wing politics: Dipankar Gupta Socialogist Prof. Dipankar Gupta re-conceptualises Indian citizenship, rooting it strongly in equality at a basic level, wider than a political righ to vote in a democracy. In this 30-minute interview held during the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), Prof. Gupta evocatively argues for equality "not in terms of ends, but in terms of beginnings’’. . Thinkers at Jaipur Literature Festival hope for a better political discourse Eminent Indian and international thinkers shared their varied views on the present wave of change in India's political climate. A report on the six ‘Democracy Dialogues’ sessions at the Jaipur Literature Festival. . The Hindu Centre at Jaipur Literature Festival The passion for change in the new political climate of India emerged as the central theme of discussion among a prestigious panel of authors and speakers at a session in the 7th Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) sponsored by The Hindu Centre.

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. Leadership vacuum feeding India’s right-wing politics: Dipankar Gupta Socialogist Prof. Dipankar Gupta re-conceptualises Indian citizenship, rooting it strongly in equality at a basic level, wider than a political righ to vote in a democracy. In this 30-minute interview held during the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), Prof. Gupta evocatively argues for equality "not in terms of ends, but in terms of beginnings’’. . 'Indian democracy has improved since globalisation': Meghnad Desai Indian-born British Economist Lord Meghnad Desai held globalisation 'good', and indicated it had improved Indian democracy, in a candid interview with The Hindu Centre's M.R.Venkatesh, on the sidelines of one of his sessions at the seventh Jaipur Literature Festival. . The Hindu Centre at Jaipur Literature Festival The passion for change in the new political climate of India emerged as the central theme of discussion among a prestigious panel of authors and speakers at a session in the 7th Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) sponsored by The Hindu Centre.

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. Thinkers at Jaipur Literature Festival hope for a better political discourse Eminent Indian and international thinkers shared their varied views on the present wave of change in India's political climate. A report on the six ‘Democracy Dialogues’ sessions at the Jaipur Literature Festival. . 'Indian democracy has improved since globalisation': Meghnad Desai Indian-born British Economist Lord Meghnad Desai held globalisation 'good', and indicated it had improved Indian democracy, in a candid interview with The Hindu Centre's M.R.Venkatesh, on the sidelines of one of his sessions at the seventh Jaipur Literature Festival. . The Hindu Centre at Jaipur Literature Festival The passion for change in the new political climate of India emerged as the central theme of discussion among a prestigious panel of authors and speakers at a session in the 7th Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) sponsored by The Hindu Centre.

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Thinkers at Jaipur Literature Festival hope for a better political discourse

Eminent Indian and international thinkers shared their varied views on the present wave of change in India's political climate. In the run-up to the 2

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