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V. S. Sambandan

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V.S. Sambandan is Chief Administrative Officer, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy. He holds a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Madras, India, and an MBA degree from Bournemouth University, UK. During his journalism career he has reported and written extensively on economics and social issues and served as The Hindu's foreign correspondent in Sri Lanka for six years during the Sri Lankan separatist conflict.

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‘India’s historically shaped pluralism not easy to dislodge; diversity always part of its landscape’: Rajeev Bhargava

India’s plural tradition, safeguarded by a constitutional commitment to a secular democracy, is going through challenging times. The founding ideals o

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"Karunanidhi brought have-nots also to the forefront": H.V. Hande

The ninety-one year old Dr. H.V. Hande, former Health Minister, Tamil Nadu, is a political leader who has seen the late former Chief Minister,

A Modern Secularism Crucial for India's Progress: David Washbrook

A leading British historian of colonial south India, David Washbrook, Research Professor in South Asian History, Trinity College, Cambridge, U.K., see

A Battle with a Difference in Tamil Nadu

Electoral battles in the southern Indian State of Tamil Nadu have mostly thrown up decisive results; the 2009 Parliamentary elections were, however, a

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Leadership vacuum feeding India’s right-wing politics: Dipankar Gupta

Sociologist Prof. Dipankar Gupta re-conceptualises Indian citizenship, rooting it strongly in equality at a basic level, wider than a political

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Bhagwati, Sen and India's fight against poverty

V.S. Sambandan of The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy critically assesses the implications of a recent debate, between distinguished econo