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The Election Commission at 60
After overseeing 15 general elections to the Lok Sabha, the Election Commission of India, in its diamond jubilee year, can with justifiable pride claim to have nursed and strengthened the electoral processes of a nascent democracy. The successes ...
With depressing regularity, Indian antiquities are stolen from archaeological sites and traded. The recent Interpol alert on the six most-wanted art objects lists yet another exquisite artefact missing from India. It is clear that existing ...
Leader Page Articles
A resounding but fractured verdict
By D.B.S. Jeyaraj
The electoral verdict, stunning and conclusive on the whole, has some cracks in parts. As the President of the whole country, Mahinda Rajapaksa must take the initiative and reach out to those sections of the people who have been alienated in terms of ethnicity, class, and the urban-rural divide.
Historian who helped inspire civil rights movement dead
Howard Zinn made an amazing contribution to American intellectual and moral culture.
OUT OF LONDON
The strange case of Frances Inglis
By Hasan Suroor
U.S. asylum for home schooling Germans
By Daniel Nasaw
A U.S. judge has granted political asylum to a German family who said they had fled the country to avoid persecution for home schooling their children. In the first reported case of its kind, Tennessee immigration judge Lawrence Burman ruled the ...
Corrections and clarifications
It’s Mridula Garg. The sixth paragraph of a report “Thunchan fete from February 3” (Kerala, January 26, 2010, page 7) had it as [Hindi writer] Mridula Marg . The first paragraph of a report ...
Letters to the Editor
Pitching for composite dialogue
Interview with Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani.
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