Tarun Basu

Tarun Basu

About Tarun Basu

The author is President, Society for Policy Studies

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When democracy died in India - and people triumphed

That fateful March 1977 election vindicated Indian democratic traditions and proved the triumph of freedom over bread, writes Tarun Basu for South Asia Monitor

India and China: Twain can never meet

The Chinese are extremely wary and suspicious of India's growing closeness with the US and feel that the US was seeking to "draw a line" around China, writes Tarun Basu for South Asia Monitor 

Why education was a game-changer in the Delhi elections

For years Delhi government schools were known for their indifferent pedagogy, rundown buildings, large dropout percentages and were synonymous with all that was wrong with the country's public-sector education system, writes Tarun Basu for South Asia Monitor

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Of media hype and misinformation: Be positive when you test positive

On the sixth day of fever that was resistant to flu antibiotics, I lost my sense of smell, which was when my doctor ordered the COVID test; and within a few hours I was declared positive!

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Protests erupt over US policeman kneeling on Indian origin man's neck

The video of a policeman appearing to kneel on the neck of an Indian origin man during his arrest in New York state has sparked outrage coming in the midst of the nationwide protests against…