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Friday, September 09, 2005
Nature lays a superpower low
Natural disasters, whether in the form of storms or tsunamis, make no distinction between developed and developing countries. However, in the face of Hurricane Katrina, the world's richest and most powerful nation was expected to put all the ...
Where the outcome is important
The attempt at preparing an outcome budget to monitor public expenditure is by itself laudable even though the first ever attempt might have fallen short of expectations. India joins a list of select countries, which have institutionalised a ...
Leader Page Articles
Mumbai after the rain: piecemeal policies
By Kalpana Sharma
Mumbai might have survived the floods but the challenge that people in the city now face is the deluge of piecemeal policymaking.
Open source spills over into wider world
By Sean Dodson
EVER SINCE computer programmers began collaborating online to build software applications, the "open source" movement has been developing into a serious rival to the multinational software companies. Since the term was coined in the late 1990s, ...
Loss of soil carbon "will speed global warming"
By Tim Radford
ENGLAND'S SOILS have been losing carbon at the rate of four million tonnes a year for the past 25 years losses which will accelerate global warming and which have already offset all the cuts in Britain's industrial carbon emissions ...
Bangla lessons for Hindi belt
By Jairam Ramesh
In certain crucial aspects of social welfare and development, Bangladesh has done better than India.
Hurricane Katrina's political fallout
By Jonathan Freedland
The neocons may have been damaged by Katrina, but progressives will have to fight for a new political settlement.
Is justice possible without looking for the truth?
By Siddharth Narrain
There is a demand that the NHRC take a more proactive role in the Punjab illegal cremations case.
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