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Legitimising the other
The decision of the Election Commission of India to allow eunuchs and transsexuals the choice of registering under a separate sexual identity is a significant step towards mainstreaming an ostracised people who have been treated heartlessly by ...
The price of upholding the law
The Obama administration’s honourable decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — the self-confessed mastermind behind the attacks in the United States on September 11 — 2001 and terrorist attacks on U.S. buildings and citizens ...
Leader Page Articles
Hindi media and an unreal discourse
By Mrinal Pande
The Hindi media have seen humongous growth, but seem perilously close to entering a phase of ‘refeudalisation.’
Disqualification by judges’ interest in litigation
By T.R. Andhyarujina
Judges should be made of sterner stuff and should not recuse themselves merely to preserve an appearance of non-bias when there is no real possibility of bias.
Registering the world’s ‘invisible’ millions
By Penny Spiller
There are millions of babies born each year who are never registered, depriving them of vital education and health care and leaving them vulnerable to abuse.
Reading the tea leaves in U.P.
By Vidya Subrahmaniam
It is important not to over-interpret the recent by-election results.
Corrections and clarifications
* * The fifth paragraph of a report “[Sachin Tendulkar] Once-in-a-century player: Muralitharan” (“Sport”, November 15, 2009) was “And Muralitharan will be up against a cricketer [Sachin Tendulkar] who is only 39 ...
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