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The third as an alternative
Despite being a loose formation of parties opposed to both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party, the newly launched Third Front is beginning to have a settled look. Crucially, the prime ministerial question is out of the way for now. With ...

New anti-poverty strategies
For decades, policy makers in governments and multilateral institutions have been attempting to find a workable model that would end poverty. The World Bank’s latest study, Moving out of Poverty: Success from the Bottom ...

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HDI Oscars: slumdogs versus millionaires
By P. Sainath

What does it mean to rank much better on GDP per capita than in the HDI, as we do? It means we have been less successful in converting income into human development.

News Analysis
Pakistan: state at a crossroads
By Mohsin Hamid

A more representative Pakistan would be a disappointment to Barack Obama.

He defied rough justice
By Saeed Shah

It was a singular moment of courage that turned Chaudhary into a hero for ordinary Pakistanis. In March 2007 he was summoned by then General Musharraf, into a room full of generals, and ordered to quit as chief justice of the supreme court. ...

The climate fight must go on
By George Monbiot

However unlikely success might be, we can’t afford to abandon efforts to cut emissions — we just don’t have any better option.

The day oil was discovered in Nigeria
By Andrew Walker

Chief Sunday Inengite remembers the day the foreigners who had come to his village — Oloibiri — in Nigeria’s Niger Delta struck oil. “They made us be happy and clap like fools, dance as if we were trained ...

Corrections and clarifications
The five articles of Gandhiji were auctioned on March 5, 2009. The third paragraph of a PTI report “Arrival of Gandhi memorabilia may be delayed” (March 16, 2009) had the auction date as February 5. The text of a report ...

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