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Case for consensus
"I did not hear any voices dissenting [from] the broad tone and tenor of the working group reports," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh noted in his closing address to the Third Round Table Conference on Jammu and Kashmir. Immediately after that ...
Thwarting a foolish plan
The caretaker government in Bangladesh has been forced to reverse course and give up its anti-constitutional attempt to break up the two main political formations in the country. The military-backed regime had imposed a ban on Awami League leader ...
Leader Page Articles
The bits and pieces of a consensus
By Praveen Swami
The working group reports submitted to the third round table conference on Kashmir contain the seeds of forward movement.
Crafting tools to help writers
By G. Ananthakrishnan
Roy Peter Clark's specialisation and passion is to teach writing. A senior scholar and vice president at the Poynter Institute at St. Petersburg, Florida, he is constantly looking for effective ways to demystify writing and train writers in a "purpos eful craft" they can learn working with "tools" that can be "borrowed... cleaned, sharpened, and passed along." He has authored or edited 14 books on writing and journalism. In his most recent work,Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer(Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2006), he has assembled an essential kit that all writers can use regardless of the nature of their work. Excerpts from an interview at the Poynter Institute:
Elephant march in Allahabad
By Vidya Subrahmaniam
The BSP's popularity in the region is not just on account of caste.
Corrections and Clarifications
A sentence in a report "`Maharashtra can go ahead with Babli [barrage]'" (April 27, 2007) was: "The [three-Judge] bench [of the Supreme Court] told [counsel for Maharashtra] Mr. Andhyarujina `our concern is till the issue is resolved there ...
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