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A fair balance on reservations
In deciding to come up with a law in the monsoon session of Parliament to provide for 27 per cent reservations for Other Backward Classes in Central government educational institutions, the United Progressive Alliance government has gone by the ...
Learning democratic lessons
Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, who served as Prime Ministers of Pakistan through much of the 1990s, were equally guilty of breaching the political principle that forbids seeking the aid of undemocratic forces to capture power. That they both ...
Leader Page Articles
Why the political parties are losing it
By Harish Khare
Unless the political leaders find the willingness and the imagination to reclaim their traditional role as moulders of collective ideals and aspirations, the polity will gradually be taken over by anti-democratic voices and forces.
Quota and the Tamil Nadu experience
By S. Neelakantan
The reservation policy has produced visible improvements in the conditions of the deprived sections. However, the time is ripe for a reconsideration of the exclusively caste-based criteria.
Pakistan debates democracy
By Nirupama Subramanian
The recent London meeting between Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif has charged the political scene in Pakistan.
Israel must halt crisis among Palestinians
By Jonathan Freedland
If Israelis won't deal with Hamas, they could end up facing a more radical alternative: Islamic Jihad or even Al-Qaeda.
By Neil Clark
Montenegro had more independence as part of Yugoslavia than it will have as a EU-NATO protectorate.
Corrections and clarifications
A reader says that in "Pageant of colour and revelry" ( The Hindu -Magazine, May 21, 2006, page 7), a feature on the Karikali Theyyam of Kodagu, the author, while stating the ancestry of the Pannaya Estate, mentions that it was gifted to the ...
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