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A copybook President
R Venkataraman served with great distinction as President during a crucial period in its political history. Any one without his temperament and disposition, or his knowledge and understanding, would have ill-served the office during the ...
Whither Brown bounce?
Despite a wave of headline-grabbing measures the British government has taken in recent months, the economic crisis is worsening by the day. For the first time since 1991, Britain is officially in recession and Bank of England Governor Mervyn ...
Leader Page Articles
Pakistani military sizes up ‘smart power’
By M.K. Bhadrakumar
The Obama administration is adopting a muscular approach to regain lost military ground in the Afghan war.
Chronicler of small-town America
By Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
Astonishingly industrious and prolific, John Updike turned out three pages a day of fiction, essays, criticism or verse.
Somalia on brink of humanitarian catastrophe
By Simon Tisdall
The search for a government — any kind of government — to bring order to Somalia is growing increasingly desperate as warring Islamist factions, tribal clans and bandit gangs exploit a power vacuum created by this week’s ...
OUT OF LONDON
U.K. media — the reality behind all that jazz out of london
By Hasan Suroor
Like the middle classes, that they mostly cater to, British newspapers are pretty good at keeping up appearances. So, we have ultra-glossy weekend supplements that run into hundreds of pages, an ever-expanding line-up of fat-cat columnists ...
“An occasion I wouldn’t miss for the world”
By Manick Rajendran
An estimated two million braved the winter cold to be at the same spot where history had happened.
Corrections and clarifications
* * The caption of the PTI photograph in a report “Oil prices likely to be cut again: Sonia” (January 28, 2009) was “Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi
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