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An end to Husain’s travails
By quashing the proceedings in three cases against M.F. Husain, the Delhi High Court has sent a strong message against cultural bigotry and moral vigilantism. The order provides a measure of welcome relief for India’s most celebrated ...
Pulling down the wall of shame
Social discrimination is often subtle and attitudinal, but in Uthapuram village of Madurai district in Tamil Nadu it was embodied for nearly two decades in a 600-metre wall separating Dalits from caste Hindus. A report in The Hindu ...
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Ahmadinejad’s visit: a defining moment
By M.K. Bhadrakumar
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit signifies Iran’s desire to move forward in its ties with India. Equally, it underscores our jettisoning of an unhappy interregnum when we adopted a neoconservative view of Iran.
After the cyclonic storm, the epidemic scare
By David Batty
Initially, the most likely killer is acute watery diarrhoea. Within two weeks there could be outbreaks of malaria and dengue fever in Myanmar.
Corrections and clarifications
The Tibetan woman climber who reached the Everest summit on May 8 is Cireng Wangmu, according to the Page 1 photo caption (May 9, 2008). In the Xinhua graphic on International page it is Cering Wangmo. A reader’s query on the variation ...
Discontent over a radical’s release
By Alan Travis
The U.K. Home Secretary is trying to get the House of Lords to annul the release order of a Muslim preacher described as Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe.
Engineer shortage costs Germany dear
By David Gow
A top German industrialist bemoans the lack of skilled engineers and the need to bring in an increasing number of them from overseas to sustain growth.
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