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Wednesday, August 23, 2006
This round to the RTI
In what constitutes a significant victory for the people of India, the Government has been forced to withdraw the illiberal amendments to the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 that it had decided to table in the current session of Parliament. ...
Upswing in Europe
The 12 countries that share a common currency, the euro, in the European Union (comprising 25 states) are in the midst of an economic upswing, and the 0.9 per cent GDP growth for the second quarter ended June the strongest output in six ...
Leader Page Articles
Organised riots & structured violence in India
By Paul R. Brass
What are called Hindu-Muslim riots in India are, in fact, more like pogroms, and have recently, in Gujarat and elsewhere, taken the form of genocidal massacres and local ethnic cleansing as well.
WINDOW ON IRAN
Democracy wrestles with clerical authority
By Siddharth Varadarajan
With a vibrant and often polarised political culture, Iran is arguably more tolerant of debate than many countries in the region. But there are also limits.
What Confucius taught about sitting quietly
By Karen Armstrong
ZHUANGZI, THE great Daoist sage who lived in the 4th century BCE, told an illuminating story about Confucius. One day his favourite disciple Yan Hui triumphantly announced that he could not remember anything Confucius had taught him. "What do you ...
Now they check what we're thinking
By Kathryn Hughes
Forget sharp objects and hair gel; our private emotions are now up for grabs at airport check-ins.
Corrections and Clarifications
In the Agencies (PTI, UNI, ANI) report "He performed from Red Fort on First Republic Day" (August 22, 2006), it was stated that shehnai maestro [Bismillah Khan] came into the limelight when he performed "Raga Kafi" from the Red Fort on the ...
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