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The rot beyond Rathore
If the appalling facts surrounding the case of sexual molestation of a 14-year-old girl by a senior Haryana police officer, S.P.S. Rathore, have transfixed the nation, this is because of the blatant manner in which the accused was able to use ...
Disgrace at Ferozeshah Kotla
The fiasco at New Delhi’s Ferozeshah Kotla, where the playing surface was deemed too dangerous for play during the fifth ODI between India and Sri Lanka, showed Indian cricket in unflattering light. The Board of Control for Cricket in ...
Leader Page Articles
Powering a dynamic, multipolar Asia
By Brahma Chellaney
Given that the balance of power in Asia will be determined by events as much in the Indian Ocean rim as in East Asia, India and Japan have to work together to promote peace and stability.
It takes more than visa power to stop a terrorist
By Siddharth Varadarajan
How Headley got his Indian visa is the wrong question. What we should be asking is why his travel profile into and out of the country did not trigger alarm bells.
Gaza: this is not humane. We need our dignity
By Sami Abdel-Shafi
Twelve months after Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, can both sides of the divide agree how to end the suffering? Here, a resident of Gaza City writes.
Why the golden ratio pleases the eye
By Karen McVeigh
From Leonardo da Vinci to Le Corbusier, the golden ratio is believed to have guided artists and architects for centuries. Leonardo is thought to have used the geometric proportion, regarded as the key to creating aesthetically pleasing art, ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * Qureshi improving : The condition of senior and moderate All-Parties Hurriyat Conference leader Fazal Haq Qureshi, who was critically injured in an assassination attempt on December 4 and is being treated in Srinagar’s ...
Beauty and power of proportion
By Jonathan Jones
The beauty of the golden ratio, surely, lies in the discovery of harmony in imbalance — that is, it’s not a symmetrical division, but a bit more interesting and lively. In architecture, the piers and windows of Durham Cathedral ...
Amazon e-book sales overtake print for first time
By Katie Allen
Spare a thought for the humble hardback this Christmas. It seems the traditional giftwrapped tome is being trumped by downloads, after Amazon customers bought more e-books than printed books for the first time on Christmas Day. As ...
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