A Short List of Riots under Congress Rule

1947
Bengal….5,000 to 10,000 dead …CONGRESS RULE.

1967
Ranchi….200 DEAD……….CONGRESS RULE.

1969
Ahmedabad…512 DEAD……..CONGRESS RULE.

1970
Bhiwandi….80 DEAD………….CONGRESS RULE.

1979
Jamshedpur..125 DEAD……CPIM RULE (COMMUNIST PARTY)

1980
Moradabad…2,000 DEAD…CONGRESS RULE.

1983
Nellie Assam…..5,000 DEAD…CONGRESS RULE.

1984
anti-Sikh Delhi…2,733 DEAD…CONGRESS RULE

1984
Bhiwandi….146 DEAD….CONGRESS RULE

1985
Gujarat…..300 DEAD..CONGRESS RULE

1986
Ahmedabad……59 DEAD…..CONGRESS RULE

1987
Meerut….81 DEAD…CONGRESS RULE

1989
Bhagalpur……1,070 DEAD……CONGRESS RULE

1990
Hyderabad……300 PLUS DEAD….CONGRESS RULE

1992
Mumbai….900 TO 2000 DEAD….CONGRESS RULE

1992
Aligarh….176 DEAD…..CONGRESS RULE

UC Berkeley ranks 3rd in Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

picmws014 The 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has placed UC Berkeley (my alma mater) behind Harvard and Stanford in the global rankings of universities in the world.

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Essay: External Shocks and Transformative Change

bolide External shocks — the type that bring about radical change in large, complex systems — is the focus of my recent piece on Niti Central. When things are at their worst, what’s needed is a push to put matters on a different trajectory. I believe that the next general elections has the potential to deliver that for India.

Here’s the text of my piece, for the record. I should also add that in the last paragraph of the piece, I made up an “old Indian adage” just to make it sound profound. Have fun.
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