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Friday, May 18, 2007
Preachers, politics, primordial passions
In times less driven by primordial religious passions, Saturday's kitsch-laden re-enactment of Guru Gobind Singh's baptism of the first Khalsa Sikhs might have provoked nothing but wry humour. Eccentricity is, after all, a well-established part ...
Mitigating climate change
The recommendations on climate change mitigation made by a working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provide hope that concerted action can make a real difference in the next quarter century. The panel is convinced ...
Leader Page Articles
Cultures & vultures: wake-up call from Vadodara
By Madanjeet Singh
These `fundoos,' self-appointed custodians of Indian culture, may start chipping away at temple murals, breaking down monuments, and eventually targeting the temples at Khajuraho, Konarak, and Bhubaneswar until they succeed in effacing the ri ch Indian culture of art, image, and narrative, to conform to their own one-track, fascist vision of what Indian civilisation is.
Crime and punishment
By V. Jayanth
The R.K. Raghavan committee recommends a new section on ragging in the IPC, the burden of proof on the accused, and that education institutions help the victims file FIRs.
Ongoing dangers of cluster bomblets
By Richard Norton-Taylor
Of the 440 million devices dropped since 1965, about 22 million-132 million remain unexploded in 20 countries.
Web being carved up into info plantations
By Nicholas Carr
It seems to be following the pattern that has always characterised popular media.
Corrections and Clarifications
A report "Everest record broken by history-making team" (May 17, 2007) was about 47-year-old Apa Sherpa making it to the summit of Mt. Everest for the 17th time, and breaking his own world record, while a pointer on the "Newscape" page ...
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