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Monday, January 15, 2007
Iajuddin Ahmed's epiphany
Democratic forces in Bangladesh and the international community, working to the same purpose if not in concert, have forced President Iajuddin Ahmed to abandon the flagrantly partisan position he took on political issues in an earlier round. On ...
Wing it like Beckham
David Beckham insists that his long flight across the Atlantic to Los Angeles is not for the money although "it's an amazing amount of money," $250 million over five years, to be precise, and "some people laughed at me" but to ...
Leader Page Articles
China asserting its place on world stage
By Pallavi Aiyar
The year 2006 saw a significant departure from China's traditional foreign policy, signalling that it was no longer willing to watch from the sidelines. To sustain double-digit economic growth, China has to be active internationally.
ONLINE AND OFF LINE
Duty and restraint: the hard choice
I signed off my weekly column on January 1, 2007, with the wish that the new year would offer readers pleasant reading. But the year was ushered in with the news of the killing of Saddam Hussein. More of this followed, with gruesome clips on the ...
Liberalisation will not remove caste prejudice
By Kalpana Sharma
Nicholas B. Dirks, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and History and Vice President Arts and Sciences of Columbia University, New York, was in Mumbai this month to enhance the profile of a university that counts Dr. B. R. Ambedkar as one of its di stinguished alumni. Professor Dirks, whose work on caste in India under British rule is well respected, spoke toThe Hinduabout caste, politics and the scandals of empire. Excerpts:
Trek of the wildebeest under threat
By Robin McKie
Global warming could put an end to one of Africa's greatest spectacles.
There is only a political solution to Iraq
By Jonathan Steele
Shia and Sunni leaders could still reach a national consensus and they alone can end the violence.
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