Indian historical linguistics in the Economist.
A lecture by Lant Pritchett titled Folk and the formula - Pathways to capable states.
Anil Padmanabhan on Myanmar in Mint.
A great travel story from Nagaland.
I was in Los Angeles when the Rodney King incident took place, and I thought to myself that when video cameras become ubiquitous in India, it will really make a difference to the behaviour of the police. One is seeing some examples of this, and the exponential rise of video-capable phones will help. In Canada, some are carrying this further: mounting a camera on every policeman. Also see Tarun Wadhwa in Forbes.
Who will audit the RBI? by K. P. Krishnan.N. Sundaresha Subramanian in the Business Standard about what the independent directors of Ranbaxy were thinking and doing in 2004.
Regulation that is attacking something that is not a market failure: Tarun Shukla in Mint on forced hiring of domestic pilots.
Somasekhar Sundaresan on what SEBI should do on its 25th birthday.
Ila Patnaik on the messy issues of defining FDI, portfolio investment and foreign control.
Mohammed Hanif has a great piece in the Guardian looking back at the elections in Pakistan.
China's economic empire by Heriberto Araujo and Juan Pablo Cardenal in the New York Times.
A true war story by Simone Gorrindo.