I read A.G.Noorani’s article titled ‘Free Speech and Religion’ in the June 6th issue of EPW with interest wherein he argues that the March 26th resolution 7/19 of the Human Rights Council of Geneva on ‘Combating Defamation of Religions’ was entirely appropriate and criticizes Western opposition and Indian skepticism. As for the resolution itself which…

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) recently came out with a report on the ‘Impact of Reservation Policy in Higher Education in India’. Amidst the din of the general election and the war in Sri Lanka, it appears to have received scant attention in the press. The report is a veritable treasure of facts…

V.Anantha Nageswaran has a post on Acorn that offers counterarguments in response to Salil Tripathi’s article in Livemint (also read Tripathi’s response to a person ‘D’ in the comments section where he provides additional details of his reasoning). He does not however address the question of Modi’s culpability in the Godhra riots probably because that…