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The Right Fight – Part 5

September 2nd, 2011 · 7 Comments

This Right Fight for Real Freedom is not an easy one. It requires us to trash our existing ideas of freedom, the role of government, development, and the idea of India. It requires us to re-educate ourselves. It doesn’t require all of us at this moment – only a sufficient number to start with who [...]

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The Right Fight – Part 4

September 1st, 2011 · No Comments

As Atanu wrote recently in an article in Pragati: I argue that the interests of the people in the government are antagonistic to the interests of the citizens. To make the case, we have to distinguish between two types of governments: one is a development-oriented government which is committed to economic freedom, individual freedom, and [...]

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The Right Fight – Part 3

August 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

I had plenty of time to think over many of these points with Atanu during my US trip. Being away from the action, one could take a different perspective. The problem is much deeper than we think. It starts with freedom. Not the freedom we think we won during the regime change of 1947. Not [...]

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The Right Fight – Part 2

August 30th, 2011 · 14 Comments

Let’s take a brief look around us in India. Of course, this is a crib sheet, but stay with me. There is an important point coming up. Try and figure that out. The government controls all radio news broadcasts. The prices of petrol and diesel are still set by the government. Education continues to have [...]

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The Right Fight – Part 1

August 29th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I was away in the US when the Anna Hazare movement was at its peak, so I missed the on-ground excitement. Seeing Middle India come out in numbers would have been a good sight. A fight to the finish for what is seen as a right cause against a corrupt, bumbling government always makes good [...]

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