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Learning from two poet-savants
Symbolic acts can build great practical value. By installing the statue of Tamil poet-saint Thiruvalluvar in Bangalore on August 9 and that of Kannada savant Sarvajna in Chennai on August 13, the Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have ...
Crisis management and beyond
Although there are some definite signs of recovery in many countries, it might be premature to conclude that the global economic crisis has ended or is even near its end. There is little doubt that, but for the extraordinary policy interventions ...
Leader Page Articles
Taking goals of NREGA-I forward
By Mihir Shah
Envisioning NREGA-II is important to realise the unfulfilled dreams of NREGA-I, which has failed thus far to break free of the shackles of a debilitating past.
The unvarnished facts about swine flu
By Raj B. Singh
Swine flu (H1N1 S-OIV) is one among many infections caused by viruses and bacteria. The challenge needs to be faced seriously but mass hysteria and panic lead to inappropriate and useless actions.
Healing scars of Kenyan violence
By Will Ross
Kenyans pin their hopes on the International Criminal Court.
Why people love a good heist
By Erwin James
The sheer guts of the £40m London jewel robbers inspires admiration, however misplaced.
The sister who inspired Eunice Kennedy Shriver
By Jon Henley
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who died on Tuesday, spent her life championing the rights of people with mental disabilities. This is the tragic story of the person who inspired her, her sister Rosemary.
White House retreats on bank pay curbs
By Andrew Clark
Despite thundering rhetoric from President Barack Obama about the “shameful” and “outrageous” size of Wall Street bonuses, the White House has largely backed down from imposing tough restrictions on pay in the financial ...
Corrections and clarifications
The last paragraph of a report “Four Chola-period inscriptions found in Namakkal cave temple” (Tamil Nadu, August 10, 2009) said that the 13th century AD inscription engraved during the rule of Achudaraya of the ...
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