The Daily Fix: Why Delhiites must make the #OddEvenFormula work and 10 other great weekend reads

The Daily Fix: Why Delhiites must make the #OddEvenFormula work and 10 other great weekend reads
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Weekend Reads:
1. Sanjoy Narayan, editor-in-chief of the Hindustan Times, writes that Arvind Kejriwal’s odd-even rule might work if Delhiites come on board.
2. In the Hindu, Vikas Pathak profiles the foot soldiers of the Hindutva movement, the Bajrang Dal.
3. In the Indian Express, Ruhi Bhasin talks to a Dalit sanitation worker from Mumbai.
4. The Supreme Court endorsement of the Haryana government’s decision to prescribe educational qualifications for candidates contesting panchayat polls is a body blow to justice, fumes Mani Shankar Aiyar in the Indian Express.
5. Obituary: Sharad Joshi’s believed in the free market and believed that farmers in India were victims of “negative subsidy”, writes Harish Damodran in the Indian Express.
6. Sameer Lalwani tries to pull off a contrarian argument in Foreign Policy: he says, Pakistan is actually winning its war on terror.
7. The current level of repression in Bangladesh is only comparable to dictatorial regimes of the past, says K Anis Ahmed n the Guardian.
8. In the Mint, Sandipan Deb reviews Irawati Karve’s Yuganta, a rational telling of the Mahabharat stripped of its miracles and religiosity.
9. Writing in the Hindu, Ian Woolford explains how Hindi writer Phanishwarnath Renu provided a blueprint for MM Kalburgi’s vision.
10. As One Hundred Year of Solitude turns 50, Paul Elie interviews Gabriel García Márquez’s longtime agent in Vanity Fair.
11. Orwell taught us to fear technocratic jargon that doesn’t let us say what we mean. But, arguesElijah Miligram in Aeon, that is language at its best.