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Hundred days, miles to go
Barack H. Obama’s advisers may not think much of the 100 day metric but the American system is accustomed to passing an initial verdict on its chief executive based on the speed and course he sets for the ship of state at the outset of the ...
The interest rate disconnect
The Reserve Bank of India’s decision to set up a working group to review the benchmark prime lending rate (BPLR) system is overdue. There have been persistent but often futile attempts at making the determination of bank interest rates more ...
After the euphoria, the harsh reality
By Brahma Chellaney
The much-trumpeted nuclear deal has failed to yield strategic benefits for India. Such is its burden that even as U.S. policy ignores vital Indian interests in the region, New Delhi stays mum.
WHO warns of pandemic
By N. Gopal Raj
With the new swine flu showing robust human-to-human transmission, the risk of catching the disease does not come from pigs or pork consumption.
This is not just aporkalyptic nonsense
By Ben Goldacre
First it was the emails, and the tweets. This is all nonsense about the aporkalypse, surely? Just like with Sars, and bird flu, and MMR, is this all hype? The answer is no, but more interesting is this: for so many people, their very first ...
OUT OF LONDON
India Focus: the hype and after
By Hasan Suroor
“The whole ‘India Focus’ thing is turning into a bit of a bandwagon. Everyone seems to be jumping on it. This is the third European book fair in three years to fly the flag for India.”
Corrections and clarifications
A cricket report “Thrilling win for RCB” (“Sport”, April 30, 2009) incorrectly said that MN van Wyk scored an unbeaten 44. It was 43, as given in the scoreboard. (The report was on a match between the Royal Challengers ...
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