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Pragati April 2008: Give them their freedom

Issue 13 - Apr 2008

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Issue Contents


The unkindest cut Salil Tripathi

The loan waiver keeps poor farmers where they are

Waiver of mass debt Vijay Mahajan

How that money could have been used to really change lives

Concerning senior citizens Mukul G Asher &? Deepa Vasudevan

Budget 2008-09 and the implications for a greying population

Waiting for modernisation Sushant K Singh & Nitin Pai

The dismal state of long term defence procurement planning


On the arms race in outer space


Foreign aid to Afghanistan; Water and climate change


Dealing with China’s power projection Harsh V Pant

A rising China will not tolerate a rising India as a peer competitor


It matters what generals say K S Madhu Shankar

The army chief’s worrying remarks on the India-China border

Options in Sri Lanka T S Gopi Rethinaraj

And the risk of Sri Lanka falling sway to outside powers

New language formulas Sujay Rao Mandavilli

From an unsatisfactory compromise to a liberal decentralisation


Tagore in China Stephen S Hay

Edited excerpts from Asian Ideas of East and West

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