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Editorials
The man for the moment
Good leaders are especially needed during hard times. The soft-spoken, low-profile Ashok Chavan takes over as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra during a particularly tough phase in the State’s history. After the Mumbai terror attack, which ...

The Gates trap
It is not clear whether President-elect Barack Obama’s decision to retain Robert Gates as Secretary of Defence will have any long-term impact on the evolution of the national security doctrine of the United States. However, this carry-over ...

Leader Page Articles
Some positives amid death and destruction
By Ramesh Thakur

Even as answers are sought on the identity and motives of the terrorists, and to some fundamental questions on the failure of intelligence, some positive features with respect to the Mumbai happenings are worth highlighting.

News Analysis
Maharashtra: a state of crisis
By Meena Menon

Narayan Rane’s rebellion in many ways reflects the disarray in the Congress.

Credit crunch hits political reputations
By Julian Borger, Tania Branigan, Luke Harding, Justin McCurry, Suzanne Goldenberg, and Kate Connolly

The deepening world recession has dented prospects for many of the world’s leaders.

Global warming demands urgent action
By Kevin Watkins

The crucial climate change negotiations in Poznan, Poland, are heading nowhere fast. Charged with producing a plan for cutting carbon emissions, governments have so far produced copious amounts of hot air and little else, with ministers recycling ...

ONLINE AND OFLINE
Changing and varying profiles and mindsets
Readers are the lifeline of this fortnightly potpourri. They provide the sustenance for it in the form of opinions and objections. Their reactions to the column enthuse or deflate me. But positive or negative, the responses are welcome, for ...

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