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Editorials
There’s always opposition space
No matter who the opposition is, there is always space for it. Although the boycott by Tamil Nadu’s principal opposition party — the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam — made the by-election outcome in five Assembly ...

The burden of injustice
It is a shocking reflection on the flaws in our criminal justice system that less than one out of three people lodged in Indian jails is a convict. The vast majority of the prison population, as many as about 2.5 lakhs or 70 per cent, is made up ...

Leader Page Articles
Caste and inequalities in health
By K.S. Jacob

Caste is a major indicator of health outcomes and mandates the need for interventions that change social structures.

News Analysis
Two books, two consequences: Shashi Tharoor on Congress icons
By Vidya Subrahmaniam

A Jaswant-Tharoor comparison shows the Congress to be far more accommodating of internal criticism.

Government still hiding aspects of EUM agreement
By Ashok Parthasarathi

The present U.S. EUMA “formulation” will not allow us to mix, match and enhance our weapons performance.

Magicians angry at show that gives away secrets
By Giles Tremlett

Spain’s magicians are up in arms over a television show hosted by a rebel prestidigitator who reveals many of the secrets behind their tricks. The magicians have asked Spanish lawyers to come up with ways of challenging the Masked ...

Corrections and Clarifications
The eighth paragraph of a report “Rajiv Gandhi awards presented” (August 20, 2009) was “Sam Pitroda, who started the ‘Yellow Revolution’ in India in 1980 with the now ubiquitous STD and PCO ...

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