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French Revolution
Opinion  /  Published 27.11.20

Crowd versus mob

This year, Durga Puja was under judicial scrutiny perhaps because the Calcutta High Court was mindful of the excellent treatise by Charles Mackay titled Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Ma...
By Prasenjit Chowdhury in

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.19

Universal basic income is hardly a new idea

Last September I cited Piketty and Chancel’s figures showing the shocking rise of economic inequality in India, and suggested that the most effective way of dealing with its consequences would be to...
By Ashok V. Desai in

Opinion  /  Published 02.10.19

Poor taste

If they do not have bread, let them have cake. No one has been able to establish that the French queen, Marie Antoinette, said this, yet the words have been attributed to her as an utterance symbolic ...
By The Editorial Board in


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