Sunday, February 21, 2016

Interesting readings

Macroeconomic backdrop to the 2016 budget by Ajay Shah in the Business Standard, 22 February.

Maybe we are all anti-nationals by P. Chidambaram in the Indian Express, 21 February.

An open letter by Mani Shankar Aiyar to A. B. Vajpayee in the Indian Express, 20 February, tells a great story about C. N. Annadurai and A. B. Vajpayee from 1962.

Deconstruction of a crime by Surjit Bhalla in the Indian Express, 19 February.

Rage of the uncles by Shekhar Gupta in the Business Standard, 19 February.

We hang our heads in shame at actions of Patiala House lawyers by Somasekhar Sundaresan on the Huffington Post, 18 February.

Frontiers of beating capital controls from boingboing.net, 18 February.

A review of sedition in Indian law in the Indian Express by Maneesh Chhibber. For the intellectual framework, you must read the US Supreme Court in Brandenburg v. Ohio, 1969.

Frontiers of misbehaviour by banks from boingboing.net, 17 February.

Hong Kong's popular, lucrative horror movie about Beijing has disappeared from theaters by Heather Timmons on qz.com, 17 February.

After TRAI, it's now government's turn to do its bit for net neutrality by Rajeev Chandrasekhar in the Economic Times, 17 February.

An act of tyranny by Pratap Bhanu Mehta in the Indian Express, 16 February.

Somasekhar Sundaresan on Huffington Post, on the agenda for U. K. Sinha, 16 February.

A remarkable situation is unfolding in the US: The FBI asked Apple to break into the iPhone of a confirmed terrorist, and Apple refused. I wonder what would happen if something similar were to happen in India.

Plan B for free speech by Lawrence Liang in the Indian Express, 16 February.

Hong Kong has probably lost HSBC's headquarters for good: and Beijing is to blame by Heather Timmons on qz.com, 14 February.

Why 7.6% growth is hard to square by R. Nagaraj, in the Hindu, 12 February.

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