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Wednesday, December 14, 2005
The cash for questions scandal
That some Members of Parliament routinely accept bribes to ask parliamentary questions is one of the worst kept secrets in New Delhi's corridors of power. What the sensational sting operation, conducted jointly by Aaj Tak television ...
Is it Iraq's army or militia?
Although the United States administration has to contend with a lot of political pressure to set a timetable for the withdrawal of military forces from Iraq, it has refused to do so. President George Bush insists he will begin to thin down the ...
Leader Page Articles
Celebrating Christmas by other names
By Hasan Suroor
In Britain, there is an increasing and misplaced emphasis on multiculturalism in a way that does it more harm than good.
Equal access to education: the last chance
By D. Raja
The amendment to ensure admission to educationally and socially backward classes in all educational institutions is a revolutionary step.
An ultimatum to Ukraine
By Vladimir Radyuhin
Vladimir Putin firm that Kiev must pay more for Russian gas.
Balance shifts between secular and Islamist Iraq
By Jonathan Steele
AYAD JAMAL ELDIN receives his visitors in an extraordinary pavilion made of reeds, bent into huge arches to form a barrel vault above a carpeted floor. It is the typical guestroom of any leader of Iraq's Marsh Arabs but, in Baghdad where it was ...
Why the arts matter
By John Tusa
SIX YEARS ago, I published a volume of essays about my first five years in the arts world, Art Matters . So much has changed in the past six years that it is time to take a fresh look at the assumptions that prevailed then. Six years ago, ...
Letters to the Editor
"Fight terrorism, but be mindful of human rights"
A.S. Anand, Chief Justice of India between October 1998 and November 2001, became Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission in February 2003. In an interview, Mr. Anand spoke on a range of subjects including terrorism and the death penalty. Excerpts:
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