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Doing the right thing
It is a matter of satisfaction that the pressure of democratic public opinion has made the highest court in the land do the right thing: decide, ‘in principle,’ to disclose the assets of Supreme Court judges on the court’s ...
The spectre of agricolonialism
As global populations and food prices rise and environmental degradation intensifies, transnational corporations and some governments are buying up vast tracts of farmland where it is still available — in parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin ...
Leader Page Articles
Legislating against hunger
By Zoya Hasan
The time has come for a comprehensive right-to-food law to tackle the deprivation and food insecurity that haunts India.
BJP: in search of the X-factor
By Vidya Subrahmaniam
The BJP leadership lacks the credibility to change the course of the party.
Hurricane Katrina — the lies and the racism
By Rebecca Solnit
Katrina turned into a horrific social catastrophe because of the response of the people in power.
Obama stands up to the Scots but not the Republicans
By Hadley Freeman
Well, my fellow American expats, we had a good run. Almost a whole nine months of the rest of the world thinking we were the cool kid in the cafeteria, as opposed to the inbred, pock-cheeked bully who was likely to shoot them with an air rifle ...
Bob Dylan in talks to be voice of satnav
By Mark Brown
The answer, my friend, is not blowin’ in the wind - the answer is turn left on to the A222 and this time we don’t want to end up on Yazoo Street or at the Gypsy Cafe or in your wife’s home town (it sounds grim, frankly). The ...
Corrections and clarifications
* The caption of a standalone photograph “Three more” (Tamil Nadu, August 26, 2009) — that showed K.R.K. Narasimhan, N. Ramakrishnan and S. Mathiyarasan, who won the recent by-elections in the Bargur, Cumbum and Ilayangudi ...
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