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A gigantic fraud
The unravelling of what is possibly the biggest scam in Indian corporate history involving the manipulation of accounts by Satyam Computer Services Chairman B. Ramalinga Raju is shocking beyond belief. In a letter to the other board members, ...
Brutal and senseless
An effort jointly initiated by Egypt and France to bring to halt Israel’s brutal assault on the Gaza Strip merits the wholehearted support of the international community. The deaths of over 40 Palestinians, including women and children, ...
Leader Page Articles
Looking back on the caste system
By Markandey Katju
India’s caste system had its roots in race and later developed into an occupational division of labour in tune with the needs of a feudal society. But what lies ahead for it?
A conversation with President Pratibha Patil
By N. Ram
This head of state clearly believes in playing it by the book, in something like the “philosophy of indirect approach.” Her focus here is on the eradication of social evils, notably child marriage, addiction, and the suppression of women.
A digital archive of Ernest Hemingway
By Ed Pilkington
Among the gems are an unpublished epilogue to his novelFor Whom the Bell Tollsand a screenplay forThe Old Man and the Sea.
Corrections and clarifications
* * The second paragraph of a report “Ansari expresses concern over healthcare in U.P.” (January 7, 2009) was “ Mr. was delivering the convocation address at the fourth convocation of Chhatrapati Shahuji ...
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