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Editorials
Help resolve Lalgarh crisis
Social unrest is known to manifest itself as problems of law and order. But the reverse can also be true: sometimes, politically inspired violence seeks the cover of socio-economic grievances. Maoist outlaws who went on the rampage in the Lalgarh ...

Strengthen the social sector
The persistence of low levels of human development is one of the paradoxes of India’s development experience. A substantial boost for the social sector in the next budget will ensure that the government will carry forward the inclusive ...

Leader Page Articles
Barack Obama’s bitter medicine
By Narayan Lakshman

Success will depend on the government’s ability to get service providers such as doctors and insurance companies as well as patients to break with conventional thinking in at least four areas.

News Analysis
Iran: angst or full-scale revolution?
By Pranay Gupte

There are haunting resonances of what happened 30 years ago in Iran when the mass movement — led by the middle classes, the bazaaris, and the mullahs — brought Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and his theocrats to power.

Action taken report, still no action
By Praveen Swami

The Maharashtra government seems determined not to learn lessons from the November tragedy in Mumbai.

Science of fly-swatting
By Alok Jha

As anyone who’s taken up a rolled-up newspaper in anger can testify, flies can evade even the quickest hand. It takes a fifth of a second for a fly, having spotted a threat, to calculate its nature, and position itself to leap in the safest ...

Corrections and clarifications
Ramaswamy R. Iyer clarifies that in his article “Environment: some thoughts for the new Minister” (Editorial page, June 18, 2009), he gave the name of Vir Bhadra Mishra wrongly as Vir Bhadra Singh, in the 14th ...

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