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The terrorist complex

Does Carlos the Jackal’s trial show we no longer romanticise terror?

The choices of Karva Chauth

Why are so many economically independent women keen to participate in rituals that would seem to treat men as superior beings?


A rank shame

Why Indian universities find no place in the world’s top 200

A contest of ideas,not agendas

We need a politics that puts national imperatives ahead of partisanship,if we are to rise to tomorrow’s challenges

Coaching colonels in Bundelkhand,Einstein Public School in Lalganj

The talk,wherever you go chasing elections in Uttar Pradesh,is about education,jobs,better life,aspiration

Making the rules

In a decentralised,coalition era,is corruption worse?


The spreading flames

Entitlement-for-all breeds robbery and murder.

With skill and compassion

Policies that cause lakhs to show up for 416 ITBP jobs must change.

The full and empty thali

A bumper foodgrain crop — but is that really enough?

The season to choose policy

How the lack of agri-reform constrains budget-writing.