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Friday, January 04, 2008
Cement import to contain prices
The Tamil Nadu government’s decision to import one lakh tonnes of cement and distribute it through the Civil Supplies Corporation must be seen as another signal to the Centre that it must intervene and rein in galloping cement prices. On ...
Kenya’s stolen election
The presidential election in Kenya has triggered major violence. Tribal rivalries have been ignited, taking upwards of 300 lives so far. The incumbent President, Mwai Kibaki, has claimed victory over Raila Odinga. Strangely, the parliamentary and ...
Leader Page Articles
Rights-free zones: illegal and unjust
By Mukul Sharma
The Guantanamo model signifies the abandoning of basic principles of human rights. It de-legitimises us.
“The utilitarian view of universities takes away from their role of creativity”
Alison Richard, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, is on a two-week visit to India to “strengthen Cambridge’s partnerships with Indian universities.”Mark Tullyinterviews her forThe Hinduat the start of her visit:
Living in a ‘cave’ could be the way forward
By Victor Keegan
At some stage, ordinary homes could have a “cave” doing all sorts of things from watching a truly immersive film to having a dinner party with relatives scattered around the word.
Britain too flawed to lecture world about democracy
By Simon Jenkins
Hectoring phone calls from a post-imperial nanny won’t help Kenya or Pakistan create stable and prosperous societies
Corrections and clarifications
In the lead story “Musharraf to seek Scotland Yard help” (January 3, 2008, page 1), the fourth paragraph was: “‘We reject it on the grounds that we demanded [a Scotland Yard] investigation after the October 18 attack ...
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