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Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Playing with fire
Over the long term, it is unlikely that the caretaker government of Bangladesh will be able to get away with its effort to terminate the political life of former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Public protest might have been muted when she was ...
Reinventing the beautiful game
It is hard to come up with a one-paragraph definition of “the Beautiful Game.” But aficionados of Brazilian football will agree that samba soccer at its best comprised these ingredients — players interchanging positions fluidly; ...
Leader Page Articles
Terror’s challenge to the Indian imagination
By Harish Khare
Collectively we have to move beyond blaming others for wanting to practise terror in India. Instead, we must turn our attention to reforging and sharpening our blunted instruments to fight terror.
Pamela Mountbatten on the Jawaharlal-Edwina relationship
In the first interview given by any member of the Mountbatten family on the relationship between Lady Mountbatten and Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, Lady Pamela Hicks, Earl Mountbatten’s youngest daughter, has said she do es not believe Nehru and Lady Mountbatten had a sexual relationship but added “maybe everybody will think I’m being very naïve.” In an interview to the CNN-IBN programme Devil’s Advocate to mark the publication of her boo k (co-authored with her daughter India Hicks), India Remembered: A Personal Account of the Mountbattens during the Transfer of Power (Pavilion Books, London 2007), Lady Pamela spoke at length about the Edwina-Nehru relationship. Excerpts from the int
A presidential poll in the coalition age
By Neena Vyas
The urge of political parties to extract victories from electoral defeats has prevented them from thinking about how to protect high constitutional offices from allegations that rob them of their prestige.
Corrections and clarifications
Civil Aviation Minister went as Civil Aviation Miniater in the blurb of an article “‘We need to expand aviation infrastructure’” (Op-Ed, July 16, 2007). A football (AP) report “Argentina in ...
Records reveal unwilling Nazis
By Kate Connolly
Several prominent Germans were recruited en masse on Hitler’s birthday.
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