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The Weekend Fix: The gloves are off between South and North India and nine other weekend reads
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- In the Hindu, Pulapre Balakrishnan argues that economic reforms without agricultural growth has meant little reduction in urban poverty.
- Sankarshan Thakur introduces the idea of NotAboutery in the Telegraph.
- Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, writing in the Economic Times, reflects on the possibilities of Indo-European partnerships after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Europe last week.
- The old rift between South and North India is out in the open with the debate over the Finance Commission, writes A Srinivas in the Hindu BLInk.
- In the Indian Express, Soli Sorabjee on what drove the members of the Constituentt Assembly while drafting the Constitution.
- In Britain, a justice system that once looked out for everyone is skewed towards the rich, writes Nick Cohen in the Guardian.
- Will United States President Donald Trump talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong un, asks Jessica T Mathews in the New York Review of Books.
- This Hindu editorial parses the Bharatiya Janata Party’s response to the outrage over the Kathua rape and murder.
- Also in the Indian Express, Deeptiman Tiwary and Arun Sharma tell the tale of two thanas, one in Kathua and the other in Unnao.
- In the Independent, Patrick Cockburn on why we should be sceptical of those who claim to know what is happening on the ground in Syria.