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Paying and delivering
A government is only as good as its servants. If the ever-climbing public expectations of the government are to be fulfilled, a well-paid work force drawn from the country’s most talented brains and hands is a must. None will therefore ...
As Michael Phelps emerged from the Water Cube in Beijing with his eighth gold medal in an Olympic Games, bettering Mark Spitz’s tally of seven, one look at the medals tally said it all. Australia, the fourth-placed nation, had won just that ...
Leader Page Articles
After Musharraf, the deluge?
By Nirupama Subramanian
The government’s ability to get on with governance will depend on the survival of the coalition between the Pakistan People’s Party and the Pakistan Muslim League (N).
The true role of art and literature
By Markandey Katju
In poor countries such as India, art for art’s sake amounts to escapism. The people are thirsty for good literature. If someone writes about their problems, it will be popular.
Bangladesh: revival of the secular spirit
By Haroon Habib
The 33rd death anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the slain founding father of Bangladesh, was a significant occasion for the country of 140 millions. On August 15, the nation paid tributes to the slain leader as his death anniversary was ...
Bigger people, bigger bills
By Nicholas Watt
Wider crematorium furnaces will have to be built across the U.K. to cater for “stouter clients” as Britain’s obesity epidemic increases the pressure on public services, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. ...
ONLINE AND OFFLINE
The Changing Newsroom
“Newspapers are still far from dead, but the language of the obituary is creeping in. The industry has been in declining health for some time now. It got sicker rather than better in 2007, and 2008 offers no prospect of a quick cure. ...
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