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Monday, August 08, 2005
Mamata Banerjee's unending tantrums
There is nothing Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee likes more than a good tantrum, and there is no saying who or what will provoke her. Some years ago she boycotted the Lok Sabha, apparently displeased with Speaker Shivraj Patil. On ...
Coming to terms with the oil shock
Though the world has got used to petroleum prices ruling at historic highs recently, a quotation above $61 dollars a barrel in some markets seems quite threatening. The most recent spike is attributed to a possible uncertainty in the oil policy ...
Leader Page Articles
Flood forecasting: possibilities and problems
By N. Gopal Raj
Just knowing the rain intensity in different places in a city and the amount of rain that has already fallen can help the authorities identify the areas most likely to face flooding and take timely action.
Team Manmohan at work, at last
By Harish Khare
For the first time, a new party-government synergy seems to be at work.
Learning to live with the tiger
By Aarti Dhar
Involve the community in the conservation effort, says the tiger task force report.
Joint declarations and `secret clauses'
By Inder Malhotra
Rare is the international agreement India has been party to in the last 40 years that has not evoked the same suspicions as those evoked by the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal.
A lifetime passion for politics
By Ned Temko
IT IS somehow fitting that Robin Cook's most memorable parliamentary performance in a political career that spanned three-and-a-half decades should have come in a resignation speech. A mix of the keen intellect, searing debating skills and ...
Our human rights define us
By Jeffrey Jowell
WHEN A nation's safety and security are under dire threat, the duty of any government is to do all it can to safeguard the lives and property of its citizens. But in the heat of battle, we must equally be careful not to compromise the ...
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