All posts by Arghya

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St. Petersburg: In a Time Warp All its Own
April 4, 2012, 5 Comments

[An account of my fascinating recent visit to St. Petersburg, Russia] Growing up in Communist Calcutta in the late eight ...

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Recipe for a Tussle: Constitution Drafting in Nepal
March 22, 2012, 1 Comment

[A guest post by advocate Semanta Dahal arguing against the recent proposal in the Nepalese Constituent Assembly for a s ...

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Dow Shalt Not Pass: A Response
March 18, 2012, 12 Comments

[A response by Kartik T to Arghya, Umakanth and Prateek]  On the issue of Dow Chemical’s (part) sponsorship of the Lo ...

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Blame the Indian Government: A Response
March 17, 2012, 3 Comments

[A guest post by Prateek Andharia in response to Arghya and Umakanth] This is in response to Arghya’s previous post, i ...

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The Legal Liability of Dow: A Response
March 14, 2012, 8 Comments

 [A guest post by V. Umakanth, addressing questions of legal liability that arise as a consequence of the damage caused ...

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Dow, Olympics and Bhopal: An Open Debate
March 13, 2012, 26 Comments

Dow Chemicals’ sponsorship deal with the International Olympic Committee and specifically their offer to construct the ...

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2011: Virat Kohli’s Year
December 31, 2011, 3 Comments

[This is not a year-end review. I am so saturated with Anna Hazare, Lokpal and corruption and 2G, which seemingly are th ...

Part II: Sexuality and the Dirty Picture
December 22, 2011, 2 Comments

[Zoheb Hossain follows on from his earlier post on Sexuality and the Dirty Picture, in this concluding part] The Alpha M ...

Open Letter to Sharad Pawar: Kindly Acknowledge, Minister
December 20, 2011, 8 Comments

[A guest post by Agrima Bhasin, a graduate student in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Agri ...

Politics Critical Digest: 19.12.11
December 18, 2011, Comments Off

For the majority of Indian newspapers and news channels, the rest of the world, apart from India, is scarcely newsworthy ...