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Kamala Harris is more likely to think of a new paradigm for South Asia

Maradona was a rebel against a system that oppressed you by its rules

To be taken seriously, Quad needs military heft, not desultory naval exercises

Social registry linking Aadhaar with residence info can target aid to most vulnerable

Real heroes

July 10, 2009 12:40:10 am

In a democracy,public money builds statues to perpetuate the memory of national heroes. Only dictators infatuated with themselves…

The hills grow distant

July 10, 2009 12:28:25 am

After the end of the Kargil war,a veteran Pakistani journalist and confidante of Field-Marshal Ayub Khan wrote a series of four articles in the Pakistani daily Nation titled “Four wars,one assumption.”

Run over the banks

July 10, 2009 12:27:26 am

Three years after the tsunami of criticism over the devaluation of the rupee had driven Indira Gandhi to a policy switch,from pragmatic to populist…

Finally.. Liberhan reports

July 10, 2009 12:19:29 am

Jamaat-e-Islami’s Daawat,in its front page commentary on the Liberhan Commission report on the demolition of Babri Masjid,says “acting on the commission’s report will be a very big challenge.”

All-India permit

July 10, 2009 12:15:52 am

In the Naz Foundation case,the Delhi High Court partially struck down as being unconstitutional,Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Does this judgment have force in the whole of India?

Last of the Golden Agers

July 9, 2009 3:23:22 am

Bob McNamara was a phenomenon,and a complex one at that. Also,he was a phenomenon of my generation. In the mid-’60s,in College America,he was a hate figure. A former president of Ford…

Banking on RBI

July 9, 2009 3:22:17 am

The government is done with the fiscal policy for 2009-10,at least for now. It is over to the Reserve Bank of India to coordinate its monetary policy…

Right and wrong

July 9, 2009 3:15:24 am

Bibek Debroy best summed up Pranab Mukherjee’s Budget. It’s indeed the kind of Budget we deserved since it’s “not flashy and spectacular”.

Orphans of history

July 9, 2009 3:05:17 am

Uighurs are unlike any other people in the annals of mankind: they do not trace their origins to neolithic times. They do not claim that antiquity is littered with their linguistic and cultural traces.

Show me the money

July 9, 2009 3:00:19 am

In the run-up to Budget 2009,there was a demand to increase the allocation of funds for Dalits in the country under the Special Component Plan. Whether these demands have reached him or not,the Finance Minister promptly submitted a budget which reduced the SCP allocation for Dalits by 18 per cent.

View from the right

July 9, 2009 2:57:29 am

The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser,titled “A take on Liberhan” says: “The voluminous report of the Liberhan Commission…

Make him sweat

July 9, 2009 2:54:01 am

A swan dress in 2007. A shorts-and-waistcoat tu-xedo in 2008. A cropped,polo-neck jacket in 2009. Maria Sharapova unveils something vibrant every Wimbledon.

Unravelling the sari myth

July 8, 2009 1:20:39 pm

Long after the Japanese gave up their kimonos,the Chinese their Mao boiler suits and the South Americans their boleros,we Indian woman,whether at home or abroad,clung loyally to our saris.

Fragility of stone

July 8, 2009 3:45:18 am

Why is Mayawati erecting statues to herself? The urge to memorialise one’s career typically occurs late in life. But Mayawati is young…

Instances of irrationality

July 8, 2009 3:41:54 am

Recently,the Maharashtra assembly witnessed the bizarre spectacle of two BJP MLAs alleging that a “conspiracy” was underway to increase…

Right passages

July 8, 2009 3:38:08 am

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee claims to push an agenda of achievable reforms,notably the UPA’s social security schemes…

Handle with care

July 8, 2009 3:25:08 am

Whenever we see the kinds of images that have been coming out of Iran over the past two weeks,we tend to think back to 1989 and Eastern Europe.

Waiting for take off

July 8, 2009 3:24:26 am

Last week the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) once again deferred full implementation of the ground handling policy at airports…

View from the LEFT

July 8, 2009 3:15:45 am

The CPI(M) which has so far remained quiet on Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal’s controversial proposals to make Class X board…

The great Game Folio

July 8, 2009 3:12:08 am

India should be pleased with the renewal of US-Russian cooperation on Afghanistan announced on Monday in Moscow.

Read between the lines

July 7, 2009 11:59:41 pm

Outside the Congress party and its allies,no one seems to like Pranab Mukherjee’s Budget,apart from those who gain…

On not giving in

July 7, 2009 11:55:57 pm

Even as the Delhi high court’s landmark judgment reviewing the constitutionality of certain readings of the archaic Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code …

Debating India’s stand on military aid to Afghanistan

July 7, 2009 12:27:39 pm

Should Delhi offer significant military assistance to Kabul? Should India send its troops into Afghanistan?

The sweetest dividend

July 7, 2009 12:21:04 pm

In global meetings,there is now concern on India and China changing the balance of power.

More than just proof of life

July 7, 2009 5:55:21 am

A project to provide Indians with a ‘unique’ identity can be variously interpreted. Narrowly construed,it…