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Thursday, October 12, 2006
The Inheritance of Kiran Desai
"All day, the colours had been those of dusk, mist moving like a water creature across the great flanks of mountains possessed of ocean shadows and depths." So begins Kiran Desai's elegant and meditative The Inheritance of Loss , set ...
A warning signal
The recent outbreak of a highly virulent, extremely drug resistant tuberculosis strain (XDR-TB) in KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa highlighted at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto in August has added a ...
Leader Page Articles
Human rights versus Section 377
By Anil Divan
India must march in step with other democracies in removing legal restrictions on sexual orientation. With Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexuality, posing a threat to public health by impeding programmes for the prevent ion and control of HIV/AIDS, the issue has become urgent.
We can't just pick and choose what to tolerate
By David Edgar
WELL, WHO would have thought a bit of black cloth could have provoked such anger and such anguish. The anger is part of a growing and alarming trend. The general consensus in the United Kingdom among the anguished is that, in Cabinet Minister ...
Corrections and clarifications
* The report that Irom Sharmila, the human rights activist from Manipur, has been on fast for the past six years ("Delhi police arrest Irom Sharmila", October 7, 2006), has many readers wondering whether it is a typographical error. The article ...
EU and India shaping a better tomorrow
By Jose Manuel Barroso
It is time for the two to work together even more closely.
Letters to the Editor
"Writing can be a dangerous activity"
Kiran DesaionThe Inheritance Of Loss, the Man Booker Prize, and the process of writing novels.
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