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Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Tiger Thackeray in Congress robes
The Congress, in theory, is liberal, secular, and socially enlightened. In practice, it is a party of many moods and many avatars. Not only do the staunchly secular and the ideologically hazy co-exist in the party; Congress Chief ...
Trade, foreign inflows and the rupee
Recent Commerce Ministry trade statistics confirm the trends discussed in the Reserve Bank of India's new credit policy. During fiscal 2004-05 despite an impressive 24.4 per cent growth in exports (to touch nearly $ 80 billion) the trade deficit ...
Leader Page Articles
Strengths of a weak Prime Minister
By Harish Khare
Weak or strong, a leader's job is to help society discover its creative impulses. Manmohan Singh has done just that.
Muslim Personal Law Board: a paragon of intransigence
By A. Faizur Rahman
The most damaging part of the modelnikahnamais the tacit approval of triple talaq in one sitting. Further, the stand that the husband alone enjoys an absolute right to divorce is not just untenable but most unfair and wrong as it goes against the pri nciples of justice and equity and Islam is founded on these principles. Unless the AIMPLB sheds its medieval attitude, Muslim women will continue to suffer.
The changing face of diplomacy
By Sushma Ramchandran
The genteel world of diplomacy has been transformed. Aggressive promotion of economic interests is in.
The spirit of 1857
By Subramanian Swamy
In a way, 1857 is even more significant for Indian nationhood and history than 1947. The spirit of the "First Indian War of Independence" stood the country in good stead during the freedom struggle. The framework and spirit of Hindu-Muslim brother hood exemplified by 1857 must be revived.
Sourcing junk science sources
By George Monbiot
Inaccurate and selective figures on glacier shrinkage are a boon to climate change deniers.
Rightwards is not the route to power
By Tim Yeo
A Tory MP argues that his party must learn that elections are won only on the centre ground.
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