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Yet another stampede
A stampede is a human-made crowd disaster. It can be prevented by simple measures that avert the build-up of critical crowd densities and the triggering of sudden and rapid group movement. Despite the disturbingly frequent occurrence of stampedes ...
Protecting the snow leopard
As a big cat native to the icy trans-Himalayan ranges, the snow leopard is an elusive and intriguing species. Uncia uncia is a graceful golden-eyed animal with thick fur, padded paws that help it move noiselessly on rocky ...
Leader Page Articles
Towards the ideal of a hunger-free India
By M.S. Swaminathan
Achieving the goal of nutrition security for all Indians will need a fusion of political will and action, professional skill, and peoples’ participation.
A good day for democracy
By Joseph Stiglitz
A sad day for Wall Street but it may be a glorious day for democracy, writes Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz. Now the U.S. Congress must draw up a plan in which the costs are borne by those who created the problem.
The changing world of higher education
By Ramesh Thakur
For universities, the guiding slogan is “innovate or perish.”
Corrections and clarifications
In connection with a report “American First Ladies and India factor” (October 1, 2008), on the release of a book, Utham Kumar Jamadhagni, a lecturer at the University of Madras, and the author of the book, clarifies: It is wrong to ...
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