This may be dated but I just wanted to put in one place, a few recent public discussions and debates that have caught my attention.
BRITAIN - REPARATIONS TO INDIA
Shashi Tharoor at Oxford Union (July 2015):
and an outline in The Independent
AMARTYA SEN AND NALANDA UNIVERSITY
- The first salvo in this debate - AFAIK - was fired by Ashok Malik, in an article in February 2015, titled, "Nalanda's cosy Club".
- In July 2015, Pratap Bhanu Mehta of CPR wrote an oped in the Indian Express titled "Nalanda is a Sundrome", highlighting the rot in India's higher education system.
- This was followed by Tavleen Singh's column titled, "Questions for a Nobel Laureate", aimed specifically at Amartya Sen and his role at Nalanda University.
- In less than a week, Amarya Sen himself came up with a rebuttal, titled "Conversations with Tavleen Singh and Pratap Mehta", using his usual engaging, lucid and conversational writing style to clear the air about his role at Nalanda.
- Tavleen Singh then quickly responded to Sen's arguments in a follow-up piece, "Another Argument".
AATISH TASEER AND PAKISTAN
- In 2011, Tavleen Singh's son, Aatish Taseer wrote a piece in WSJ titled, "Why my father hated India".
- Ejaz Haider leaps to Pakistan's defence with a piece titled, "Aatish's Personal Fire".
- Shashi Tharoor then took on Haider and pulled down his arguments point by point in "Delusional Liberals".