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Teaching without torture
It is now widely accepted round the world that the deliberate humiliation of children, either through corporal punishment or otherwise, is antithetical to learning as well as the well-being of children. The heart-rending death of 11-year-old ...
Housing for the poor
Housing finance options for low-salary earners and the self-employed poor in India are severely limited and have significantly affected their housing conditions. A recent session of the governing council of UN-HABITAT focussed on this theme ...
Leader Page Articles
No issues: a recession of the intellect
By P. Sainath
There is little in the media that informs our audiences that we are part of the greatest economic crisis the world has seen in 80 years, the worst since the Great Depression.
BJP’s new proclivity for small States formulation
By M.S. Prabhakara
The BJP’s apparent commitment to the principle of federalism is dictated by an opportunistic readiness to make any compromise to win power.
The torturers’ manifesto
It was written to provide legal immunity for acts that are clearly illegal and immoral.
Nightmares made law
By Philippe Sands
The four secret U.S. department of justice opinions released last week are jaw-dropping in their detail. They reveal how far the Bush administration was prepared to go in sanctioning interrogation techniques that plainly amount to torture. ...
A nuclear U-turn in East Asia
By P.S. Suryanarayana
North Korea’s withdrawal from the six-party talks on denuclearisation is either a novel pressure tactic or even a strategic gamble.
By Ewen MacAskill
Four memos from the Bush administration set out in chilling detail the kind of techniques used by the CIA against suspected Al Qaeda operatives and others held after the 9/11 attacks: Waterboarding: Detainee placed on a board ...
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