Articles by The Hindu

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The Sadness of Silence
Shiv Visvanathan – The Hindu, 24 Sep 2018

What has become of the Indian intellectual as storyteller? Is he only an annex of the state or can he be critical?

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A People without a Country
Haroon Habib – The Hindu, 6 Mar 2017

The Sudden Influx of Rohingya Refugees Is a Cause of Worry to Bangladesh – “Unless Myanmar addresses the core issues, the region may turn into a fertile breeding ground for extremist ideologies,” says a UNHCR official in Cox’s Bazar.

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No Country for the Rohingyas
The Hindu | Editorial – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Nov 2016

25 Nov 2016 – A new humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Myanmar after the military crackdown on “Islamist jihadists” in the Rakhine State, home to more than one million Rohingya Muslims… The army denies targeting civilians, but satellite images taken after the start of the crackdown indicate that hundreds of buildings were burnt down; reports suggest that even those who tried to flee the country were shot dead. The migrants are not welcome in Myanmar’s neighbourhood either.

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Sri Lanka: Tamil Province Charges Colombo with Genocide
Meera Srinivasan – The Hindu, 16 Feb 2015

Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council on Tuesday [10 Feb 20125] passed a strongly worded resolution accusing successive governments in the island nation of committing ‘genocide’ against Tamils.

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Choosing Satyagraha Over Spectacle
Shiv Visvanathan – The Hindu, 2 Feb 2015

As spectacles, Mr. Obama will be forgotten while the satyagrahi’s acts of conscience and courage will prompt us to rethink history. The message of Irom Sharmila is the message of Václav Havel, of Mahatma Gandhi, of Martin Luther King; that out of vulnerability can come the agency which emancipates, which understands the other as it battles him.

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Odds of Escaping Poverty in India, U.S. Same: World Bank
Puja Mehra – The Hindu, 26 Jan 2015

21 Jan 2015 – A World Bank report has challenged the conventional understanding of India’s inequality. It has found that the probability of a poor person moving out of poverty in India in 2014 was as good as that in the U.S. A.

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‘Charlie Hebdo Cartoons Are Bigoted’
Vidya Venkat – The Hindu, 19 Jan 2015

The difference between critiquing a religion and ridiculing it, and why it is one thing to oppose censorship and quite another thing to reprint Charlie Hebdo cartoons in solidarity.

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NSA Planted Bugs at Indian Missions in D.C., U.N.
Shobhan Saxena – The Hindu, 30 Sep 2013

25 Sep 2013 – Two of the most important nerve-centres of Indian diplomacy outside the country — the Permanent Mission of India at the UN and the embassy in Washington, DC — were targets of such sophisticated bugs implanted by the NSA that entire computer hard disks might have been copied by the American agency.

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Kudankulam May Renew US Firms’ Focus on Nuke Sector
M. Ramesh – The Hindu, 23 Jul 2013

A few months ago, this correspondent asked an American diplomat during the course of a friendly, off-the-record conversation, if the US was covertly behind all the protests against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant. The diplomat laughed thoroughly.

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HC Notice to Govt for Withdrawal of Cases against Anti-Nuclear Activists
The Hindu – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jun 2013

The Madras High Court on Tuesday [11 June 2013] ordered issue of notice to Tamil Nadu Government asking why steps were not taken to withdraw cases filed against anti-nuclear activists protesting against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.

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The Myths in Power Generation
E. A. S. Sarma – The Hindu, 4 Mar 2013

Denmark’s per capita primary energy use evidently declined between 1500 and 1900, not because of any negative economic growth but on account of the combined effect of a shift in the fuel base and the improvements in efficiency. The increase in the per capita primary energy use between 1900 and 1975 and the decline between 1975 and 2004 were the compound outcomes of the growth in Denmark’s GDP, the fuel shifts and the efficiency improvements.

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Kudankulam on Shaky Legal Ground
D. Nagasaila and V. Suresh – The Hindu, 5 Nov 2012

Violations of Coastal Regulation Zone and Environmental Impact Assessment notifications make official claims questionable. The debate over nuclear energy will go on, but the issue with the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) is one of the several illegalities on which it is founded.

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Relay Fast Begins in Support of Kudankulam Protesters
The Hindu – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jun 2012

Expressing solidarity with anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project protestors, now observing a relay fast at Idinthakarai, a section of the residents of neighbouring Kooththenkuzhi commenced a similar agitation on Friday [8 Jun 2012]. After showering flower petals in the sea to mark the World Oceans Day, the villagers and their children started the relay fast at Kooththenkuzhi.

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Windmills Play a Big Role in Easing Power Situation in Tamil Nadu
The Hindu – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jun 2012

Since May 25 [2012], windmills have contributed 31 to 34 per cent of the total power consumed in the State every day.

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U.K. MPs Sign Anti-Kudankulam Letter to [India PM] Manmohan
Hasan Suroor – The Hindu, 21 May 2012

The letter, to be handed to the Indian High Commission after a protest planned outside India House on Friday [18 May 2012], also demands withdrawal of police and court cases against anti-KKNPP protesters accusing the security forces of “intimidation” and “harassment”.

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India to Convene BRICS Finance Ministers’ Meet in Washington
The Hindu - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2011

The BRICS Finance Ministers would explore the manner in which this grouping (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) can coordinate in addressing the evolving economic and financial situation in various countries of the world, the Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, said.

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I’d Rather Not Be Anna
Arundhati Roy – The Hindu, 29 Aug 2011

While his means maybe Gandhian, his demands are certainly not.

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