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Saturday, August 18, 2007
The crisis of indebtedness
An expert group headed by R. Radhakrishna has analysed the rising agricultural indebtedness in the country in its two dimensions: an agricultural crisis because of low growth and declining productivity and an agrarian crisis characterised by the ...
The looming dementia threat
The first skin patch delivering a drug to treat dementia has just got U.S. Government approval. This, and recent signs of a potential breakthrough in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease — the most common form of dementia among older people ...
Leader Page Articles
The caste system — India’s apartheid?
By Balakrishnan Rajagopal
Having taken a principled stand in foreign policy against racial discrimination and apartheid, India should not hide behind a false sense of Third World sovereignty in discussing the real problems of how to effectively end caste discrimination in a c omplex society.
An amnesty offer and new problems
By B. Muralidhar Reddy
How will the Rajapaksa Government’s offer of amnesty to the LTTE’s “stranded cadres” in the east play out?
This is not just a market wobble
By Larry Elliott
Contagion is taking hold of the global financial system — and the British Government has helped make that happen.
Russia’s plan for presence in the Mediterranean
By Simon Tisdall
Crows match great apes in skilful tool use
By James Randerson
A tool-using strategy that was key to the advancement of early humans has been observed by scientists in a bird. “Metatool use,” the ability to use one tool on another, is something that humans and great apes such as chimps and ...
Corrections and clarifications
In an article “Indian civil services on the comeback trail” (“Independent India at 60” – special supplement, August 15, 2007, page 19), the first paragraph was: “‘Civil services at a crossroads,’ ...
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