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This piece is an excerpt about Parliament’s Amending Power from Nani Palkhivala’s “Our Constitution Defaced and Defiled”
Nani Palkhivala's Economic Growth with Social Justice talks about the need for standards of rationality and fair dealing, of social justice and individual freedom.
it is the problem of finding 'the most fruitful method of combining planning - the right kind and degree of planning - with freedom'.
The central and the most essential fact about Indian agriculture is that it suffers from either the caprices of nature or, when the nature is benign, by the tyranny of governmental interventions.
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Examination of Objections to Limitations of Amending Power (1960)
This piece is an excerpt about Parliament’s Amending Power from Nani Palkhivala’s “Our Constitution Defaced and Defiled”
Economic Growth with Social Justice (1969)
Nani Palkhivala's Economic Growth with Social Justice talks about the need for standards of rationality and fair dealing, of social justice and individual freedom.
Planning by Minoo Masani (1945)
it is the problem of finding 'the most fruitful method of combining planning - the right kind and degree of planning - with freedom'.
Indian agricultural policy in a nutshell
The central and the most essential fact about Indian agriculture is that it suffers from either the caprices of nature or, when the nature is benign, by the tyranny of governmental interventions.
V.M Tarkunde’s “Fundamental Right to Property” explains how the right to property is fundamental to a human being to enjoy other fundamental rights.
Rukhmabai Raut: A Beacon of Courage and Change in British India
Rukhmabai's remarkable contributions to medicine and the cause of women's rights continue to inspire generations.

Opinions

M. G. Ranade on Wealth Creation
The genius of Ranade lies in the fact that he used data to substantiate his economic arguments. He used ballpark estimates when data wasn’t easily available.
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Mithan Tata Lam- An Indian Lawyer & Suffragist
Union Budget 1992-93 by Nani Palkhivala
The Life & Legacy of Lady Abala Bose
The Life & Legacy of Dr Janaki Ammal
IL Explainer – Ep 6 | Why Are Fundamental Rights Not Amendable?
IL Explainer – Ep 5 | Free Enterprise and Freedom
IL Explainer – Ep 4 | Socialism Reconsidered by Minoo Masani
IL Explainer – Ep 3 | Streer Potro by Rabindranath Tagore
IL Explainer – Ep 2 | Sultana’s Dream by Begum Rokeya
IL Explainer – Ep 1 | Economic Growth with Social Justice by B.R. Shenoy

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