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Honouring the code in the breach
There is nothing quite like India’s Model Code of Conduct for the guidance of political parties and candidates. It has no statutory backing, yet need not depend wholly on the voluntary principle. This set of norms, as the Election ...
Big setback to Thailand
Issue-based protests during international meetings are nothing new and have come to be accepted as part of democracy. But what happened recently at the beach resort of Pattaya in Thailand was a special interest protest that shamed the hosts. A ...
Leader Page Articles
Bringing justice to torture enablers
By Jorge Heine & Ramesh Thakur
Those who exploited the post-9/11 fear to take George Bush down the wrong turn to violate fundamental American precepts and international laws against torture now have cause to fear international justice.
A campaign where hate is integral
By Siddharth Varadarajan
Visiting a local BJP office in election mode reveals more about the true nature of the party’s politics than the dissembling of its national leadership.
Why the rich cannot join our recession
By Joe Queenan
America’s wealthiest need to be told: this is a people’s tragedy — don’t try to muscle in on it.
Would you be prepared to slow down?
By Jess Cartner-Morley
The Go Slow movement is gaining ground, but hitting the brakes horrifies the writer.
“Celebrity MPs” in Parliament: do they matter?
By Bimal Jalan
On the shrinking role of individual MPs in Parliament, irrespective of their affiliation, professional qualifications and experience.
Corrections and clarifications
The third sentence in “Humanitarian pause” (Editorial, April 14, 2009) was “The plain truth is that they are held hostage by the LTTE in a 17 square kilometre sliver of coastal land in the North that has ...
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