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Suyash Saxena

Research scholar at Centre for Law and Governance, JNU

About the Author (Suyash Saxena): The author is a research scholar at the Centre for Study of Law and Governance (CSLG), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU.) He has graduated from St. Stephen’s College and post graduated from the School of Social Sciences, JNU.
He has authored several articles (and research papers) published in reputed journals newspapers like The Hindu, Times of India and other Times_Group Publications, The Indian Economist, Indian Express etc. The complete list of publications is available at
A brief list of recent publication is as follows:
1. Racism and Sheer Amnesia: The Hindu, February 16, 2014 (
2. Those Big Questions of Life and God: The Hindu, January 12, 2014 (
3. Religion vs Fanaticism: The Speaking Tree (times_group), (Editorial Article)
May 11,2015 (
4. Debating Same- Sex Marriages: A Teleological Perspective: The Indian Economist (
5. Elections in UP from a Bureaucratic Vantage Point: The Indian Economist (
6. An Obituary of the Planning Commission: (Editorial Article) India Speaks Now (
7. The Economy of Uttar Pradesh in Post-Reform Period: Politico-Economic Reasons for Stagnation and Fiscal Crisis: Academic paper submitted at Centre for Political Studies, JNU (2014)
8. Politics among Nations and Problem of Justice in the International Community: Academic Paper submitted in the Political Philosophy Section of Centre for Philosophy, JNU (2015).

P.S.: For complete list of publications please visit

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We Could Be In Far More Trouble If The Intelligentsia Were Silent: A Historical

We Could Be In Far More Trouble If The Intelligentsia Were Silent: A Historical View

The autumn of 1975 was a turbulent one. It was the autumn when Emergency was imposed. Having resigned from the office of Additional Solicitor General of India in protest against its imposition, the celebrated jurist Fali S Nariman would spend his quiet evenings at Delhi's Nehru Park, occasionally joined in his walks by the then High Commissioner of Australia Mr Bruce Grant. In his autobiography, Nariman recounts a conversation in which Grant told him of Indira Gandhi's amazement "at the lack of reaction among the intelligentsia" to the Emergency.
23/11/2015 9:57 AM IST
An Obituary Of The Planning

An Obituary Of The Planning Commission

Dying souls experience epiphanies. And the voice of that epiphany seems to warn those who hammered the last nails in my coffin that it is quite easy to dismantle great institutions. The difficult part is to build greater institutions. Nehru was a great institution builder. With my passing, will new people at the helm today be able to build equally great institutions to replace me and cherish the dreams and desires of Nehru and other fathers of our great nation? I shall leave the answer to them.
16/11/2015 8:56 AM IST
How Pakistan's Army Stands To Gain From Lack Of Indo-Pak

How Pakistan's Army Stands To Gain From Lack Of Indo-Pak Dialogue

There are sufficient reasons to believe that the repeated ceasefire violations from the Pakistani side are an outcome of the machinations of the Army and the ISI, with limited or no role of the civilian government. Responding only militarily to provocations engineered and orchestrated by the Pakistani army without diplomatic communications is self defeating.
06/11/2015 8:20 AM IST
Religion Unites Us, Fundamentalism Divides

Religion Unites Us, Fundamentalism Divides Us

The thing that unites us into an Indian identity, among others, is our shared element of deep-seated religiousness whatever be its outward colour or form. Indians are religious people. Religiousness is in the Indian air. Religiousness as a part of our national consciousness provides, inter alia the unity of commonality underlying the supernatant diversity. That which divides is fanaticism of different varieties.
03/11/2015 8:23 AM IST