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Philosophy of poverty

April 14, 2009 12:13:51 am

Forget SP’s mess,take the three main manifestos,and the overlap is frightening

Can reserving seats ‘work’?

April 14, 2009 12:12:48 am

After the drama of elections is over,NGOs and the leaders of the women’s movement are likely to push for women’s reservations…

Bureau of nods and winks

April 13, 2009 10:13:55 pm

The Central Bureau of Investigation is again in the news. With the filing in court of its “closure report” in the case of Jagdish Tytler…

Remember $150 oil?

April 13, 2009 10:11:47 pm

The recently concluded G-20 summit in London was a missed opportunity for India in pushing at least one big idea…

‘Let’s now ask banks who is credit-worthy: the rich who do not pay back or the poor who do’

April 12, 2009 2:39:51 am

With his Grameen Bank,Muhammad Yunus,winner of the Nobel Peace Prize,redefined the concept of lending. In this Idea Exchange moderated by Subhomoy Bhattacharjee,Deputy Executive Editor (The Financial Express),Yunus speaks about the current economic crisis and explains the role of micro-credit banks in dealing with poverty

Why is India’s ‘Regent’ PM angry?

April 12, 2009 1:59:30 am

Of late,our soft-spoken Prime Minister has begun using harsh language—not about the enemies of the nation but about the leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.

Crusades against corruption must begin at home

April 12, 2009 1:18:41 am

Half way through this election campaign the only thing that can be said with certainty is that it has mostly been a bore.

Kasab and fair trial

April 12, 2009 1:17:22 am

Courage is not a prevalent virtue in our legal fraternity save some honourable exceptions.

Fronting for a cause

April 12, 2009 1:16:33 am

If the first front is the UPA,then the second front is the NDA. The aim of the second front is to oust the first front.

Mera joota jadugar

April 12, 2009 1:15:40 am

As E-Day approaches,Indian politics appears to be having a nervous breakdown.

A world to run

April 11, 2009 10:53:41 pm

India and China have become – by objective standards – America’s most important allies in the 21st century.

Lesson from news shoenami

April 11, 2009 10:51:27 pm

The evening of the day of the shoe,CNN-IBN’s 10 pm prime time show featured the following on-screen captions: ‘Shoecide attack..

Shockumentary evidence

April 11, 2009 10:49:55 pm

Documentary film maker Samar Minallah’s video of the 17-year-old Chand Bibi’s public flogging was news that shook the world.

Incredible CBI

April 11, 2009 10:18:39 pm

A few days back I wrote in these columns cautioning against failure of the twin duties to preserve our democratic polity…

Viewing Delhi from Punjab

April 11, 2009 10:16:09 pm

For close to a quarter of a century the Congress has been in a state of denial.

Caught or not

April 10, 2009 11:16:14 pm

This has been the most media-glutted election in Indian memory,with the proliferation of television channels and digital…

Beyond two-rupee rice

April 10, 2009 11:14:50 pm

Congressmen like Mani Shankar Aiyar,Jairam Ramesh and Arjun Sengupta have bowled a googly in saying that the grand old party…

‘State governments have started taking climate change seriously’

April 10, 2009 12:25:18 am

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change head and climate change leader will soon leave for the 30th session of the IPCC in Turkey…

Looking for a foreign hand

April 10, 2009 12:19:28 am

Recently,Nepal’s finance minister and a senior Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai asked leaders not to visit India and instead make indigenous…

Unreconciled to truth

April 9, 2009 11:54:12 pm

With the end of apartheid,people said,South Africa would crumble under racial violence.

Sum of so much trivia

April 9, 2009 11:54:00 pm

Election season in the world’s largest and most diverse democracy ought to be the perfect stage for a display of leadership…

Growing Sangh

April 9, 2009 11:53:38 pm

The latest issue of Organiser carries a detailed interview with newly-elected RSS general secretary Bhayyaji Joshi.

How many steps from my 37 lashes?

April 9, 2009 11:53:25 pm

In news rooms,board rooms and drawing rooms across Pakistan,a new conversation is finally underway.

When 3 + 1 = 5

April 9, 2009 11:53:13 pm

The formation of a Fourth Front by the constituents of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) – RJD of Lalu Prasad Yadav,Lok Janashakti Party of Ram Vilas Paswan…

Going down the tubes

April 8, 2009 4:22:04 am

Exploiting Reliance’s gas discovery needs significant investment in a pipeline and distribution system