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Thursday, May 05, 2005
Three words still mean divorce
Yet again, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has failed to muster the courage to call for the abolition of triple talaq the reactionary custom that gives Muslim men the licence to divorce their wives instantaneously and ...
Safe roads and sane cities
If an illustration were needed to demonstrate that John Galbraith's famous characterisation of India as a "functioning anarchy" still applies, it would be the roads and traffic. Six million new automobiles were added to the vehicle population in ...
Leader Page Articles
Junctions and roadblocks in Arab politics
By Hamid Ansari
The reform process, it would seem, will remain state-driven in the immediate future. The external moorings of the Arab state may need to be reinforced to stabilise domestic dislocations that may occur in the interim.
THOMAS FRIEDMAN'S COLUMN
Reaping what it sowed
The suicide bombings in Iraq, Egypt and Saudi Arabia are signs of the struggle that the U.S. attempt to erect democracy in Iraq has touched off.
The dough is in the land, not the bread
By Siddharth Varadarajan
Five years after privatisation, Modern Food assets are being stripped.
By Lucy Mangan
Why do weddings have to be so elaborate?
Islamabad looks to calm domestic tension
By B. Muralidhar Reddy
CONFIDENCE BUILDING measures (CBMs) are the new buzzword for the Pakistani establishment. Having "determined" that the peace process with India is irreversible, it is now focussed on calming tensions at home. Balochistan, the centre of ...
Nuclear double standards
By Simon Tisdall
Non-weapons states accuse nuclear powers of double standards.
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