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Are we any better off than Pakistan?

March 8, 2009 4:30:00 am

How sad that our Home Minister should have found the most unexpected way to link India to the terrorist attack in Lahore last week…..

Soliloquy,with Atalji’s poetry

March 8, 2009 4:28:26 am

The poet who wrote these defiant and inspirational lines is now back at his home,after many days of hospitalisation….

In memoriam

March 8, 2009 4:27:00 am

I wanted to write this column about the great pleasure of meeting old friends after a long time….

Pop go the comrades

March 8, 2009 4:26:15 am

Our Marxists have never hidden their contempt for pop culture and American commercial cinema and TV. But when the CPI(M) discovered that two of its own were getting awards from such reviled bourgeois institutions


March 8, 2009 12:31:36 am

What a lot of fuss about the few possessions of the Mahatma which went on sale in New York. His ideals are evoked but seldom followed…..

Lahore attack

March 7, 2009 11:39:34 pm

The attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore evoked fear and wrath in the Pakistani press against their own country.

Notes from news TV

March 7, 2009 11:36:17 pm

At least one advantage of having to watch news TV and think about it is that you can recall bits that may have been rendered unremarkable…

War and peace

March 7, 2009 11:35:04 pm

Faced with an unwinnable war,the Pakistan army sues for peace

Who you calling socialist?

March 6, 2009 12:40:19 am

“We are all socialists now,” proclaims Newsweek. We are creating “socialist republics” in the United States…

For Republicans,it’s partisan time

March 6, 2009 12:39:21 am

The 2008 election sent many messages. At the top: Americans wanted to turn the page on the politics of division and partisan pettiness..

Bar room brawls

March 6, 2009 12:37:48 am

That lawyering is a political profession seems obvious enough. But when courts mimic Parliament — sloganeering,scuffles,strikes et al…

The anniversary of exile

March 6, 2009 12:36:18 am

How time flies! In four days it would be fifty years since the famous Tibetan revolt that forced the Dalai Lama to flee to India…

Job loss

March 5, 2009 9:56:30 pm

The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser,titled ‘Vanishing jobs,falling income,government in denial…

The great dissenter

March 5, 2009 4:41:31 am

In the crowded hours of our daily lives we unfortunately tend to forget the deeds of great individuals who have left their indelible footprints on the sands of time.

Economic error

March 4, 2009 12:29:57 am

The lead editorial in the latest issue of CPM mouthpiece,People’s Democracy,criticises the “mini stimulus package” announced by the UPA…..

Bubble,bubble,toil and trouble

March 4, 2009 12:26:01 am

With irresponsible spending and fantastical accounting,the government’s word now means nothing

A few wrong men

March 3, 2009 12:40:26 am

A book on the Great Depresssion illuminates our ruinous times

Signboards of our times

March 3, 2009 12:38:07 am

Even the commercial break is downbeat these days

Paper promises and alibis

March 3, 2009 12:35:14 am

Subsidies need to be sharply targeted,Chidambaram said — a euphemism for saying that they were not reaching the intended beneficiaries. Hence,he took a decisive step: he announced another study of them

Remote control

March 1, 2009 1:00:22 am

For over a month now,Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has been in hospital because of a severe ‘spinal disc degeneration’.