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Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Style, substance, and character
When, in 1986, Andre Agassi burst on the tennis scene with pigeon-toed gait, peroxide blond hair, and clothes that glowed in the dark, hardened tennis writers were unanimous that this image-obsessed teenage rebel of Armenian-Iranian, Assyrian, ...
Transparency in defence procurement
The Central Government has made a serious effort to streamline the procedures for the acquisition of weapons, equipment, and material by the armed forces. In fine-tuning the Defence Procurement Procedure-2006 and updating the Defence Procurement ...
Leader Page Articles
Legitimacy issues in electricity regulation
By Sudha Mahalingam
The regulatory arena is an asymmetric forum wherein the utilities have all the advantages and the consumers none. And regulators themselves often remain aloof, making a virtue of equidistance from all stakeholders.
A souvenir, not an emblem
By Malini Parthasarathy
Vande Mataram, the `national song,' played a stirring, historic role in mobilising people in the freedom struggle. But it cannot be an emblem of contemporary Indian nationhood.
War ends but not Lebanon's misery
By Atul Aneja
Unexploded ordnance and bombed out power stations make life miserable.
OUT OF LONDON
How they love to stereotype Asians
By Hasan Suroor
The Molly Campbell case is a family dispute that has sparked off a media frenzy simply because of the religion and ethnicity of those involved.
IMF is still the rich world's viceroy
By George Monbiot
What will be passed off as a democratisation is, in fact, a way of ensuring the poor global majority continues to have no say.
Corrections and clarifications
A few readers, academicians, have objected to the Oscar Wilde quote at the end of the "Know Your English" column ("Book Review" page, September 5, 2006), a day when Teacher's Day was celebrated. The quote was: "Everyone who is incapable of ...
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