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Kanan Dhru
Kanan Dhru is the founder and managing director of Research Foundation of Governance in India, a think-tank working towards legal and political reforms. She is one of the Global Shapers (Ahmedabad Hub) chosen by the World Economic Forum. Kanan is a law graduate from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom.

Entries by Kanan Dhru

Between Las Vegas and Renunciation

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 1:16 AM

It was the year of 1994. I was in the 6th standard and my class was being conducted under a tree by my class teacher. 'Some time ago', it seemed that sir was narrating an incident,

I was going back home on my scooter after withdrawing my monthly salary...
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Killing Them Softly

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 8:50 AM

One of the biggest insecurities I faced as a child was not knowing English. I felt inadequate when I met people who were very fluent in conversing in English. I tried my level best to master the language.

'Think in English' my English teachers used to say - but it...

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Teaching Ethics in a Changing India

(2) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 11:50 AM

There are many things in life I feel blessed about and one such thing is the opportunity to teach young students. What is even more exciting for me is the subject I teach -- Business Ethics!

I come from a traditional household and am equipped with Gandhian schooling --...

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My Grandmother and I

(1) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 12:04 PM

My sister and I have a theory. It is about classifying between people who have had significant influence of their grandparents in their years growing up vis-à-vis those who did not. Such people, we like to call "grandparent's children." And trust me, once you get the hang of this, it...

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Creating a Better Society: At What Cost?

(3) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 11:15 AM

On completion of my law degree from the London School of Economics, I returned back to India. For me, it was the most obvious thing to do. Indian economy was booming -- people in and outside India were optimistic about the prospects the country held for youngsters.

It was...

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Mistaken Identity?

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 1:10 PM

A participant from the popular show 'American Idol' had flown down to the city some time back. Some of my friends are really into English music. They were quite enthusiastic about attending this performance and had even purchased passes for the front row to enjoy their favourite music from close...

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I, an Indian Woman

(2) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 6:06 PM

I was carrying my lunch in the cafeteria of my university and looking for a place to sit down. On a bench nearby, I saw a familiar face -- it was one of my friends from my International Relations class! I waved hello to him and he gestured to me,...

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Governance in Revolution Generation

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 5:44 PM

It was just another morning for me. A cup of tea in one hand, a newspaper in another. And it was just another newspaper carrying the same old stories -- stories of crime in the city, politicians indulging in allegations and counter-allegations, accounts of chronic governance failure and the poor...

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