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Thursday, December 29, 2005
Avoidable disruption of flights
Civil Aviation Secretary Ajay Prasad's warning to the private airlines to shape up or wind up has come not a day too soon. Towards the end of December when fog descends on the Delhi airport late nights and early mornings, it has been a dreary ...
Invisibility makes them vulnerable
Millions of children in the world's poorest countries are invisible and remain excluded from the framework of care that they need for their survival, growth and protection. `The State of the World's Children Report 2006', released recently by the ...
Leader Page Articles
The Force of Destiny: Zubin Mehta in Chennai
By Krishna Thiagarajan
You notice an extraordinary moment by the way it takes control of you. In this case, the music took control. Gone was any question whether this German music had a place in Chennai. It was inspiring.
Danger to the dialogue?
By B. Muralidhar Reddy
"THE GOVERNMENT of India has been watching with concern the spiralling violence in Balochistan and the heavy military action, including the use of helicopter gunships and jet fighters by the Government of Pakistan to quell it. We hope that the ...
Shock, awe and Hobbes have backfired on neocons
By Richard Drayton © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2004
THE TRAGIC irony of the 21st century is that just as faith in technology collapsed on the world's stock markets in 2000, it came to power in the White House and the Pentagon. For, the Project for a New American Century's ambition of ...
The swelling `Register of Deaths'
By P. Sainath
In Dorli village in Wardha, farmers simply put up signs announcing their whole village was for sale. It worked, with the local MP giving them Rs.10 lakh. Eslewhere, despair only deepens. Farm suicides have begun in rich Western Maharashtra, too.
Italians "dumping grandparents"
By Barbara McMahon © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2004
The number of Italian grandparents living alone because their families do not want them is increasing.
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