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Scaling Mount Improbable
Seldom are athletes allowed to choose their moment of leaving; often the decision is thrust on them. Muttiah Muralitharan, in leaving the grand stage of his own volition, has confirmed again that he is the rarest of the rare. The bewitching ...
Governance and the ‘Fifth Estate'
Social media, relatively young participants in the fast growing technological boom based on the Internet, have started to make their mark on how governments and individuals interact. The announcement earlier this month by Philippines President ...
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India's counter-insurgency conundrum
By Praveen Swami
Ill-trained CRPF was expected to fix a problem ill-trained police forces couldn't deal with. The price of that misplaced optimism has been paid with blood.
IATR and the World Classical Tamil Conference
A new International Association of Tamil Research must now be created to function as a real academic body.
Young Japanese are outsourcing themselves
Japanese outsourcing firms are hiring Japanese workers to do jobs overseas and paying them considerably less than what they would get if they were working in Japan.
White House forced into U-turn in race row
Senior official was forced to resign after a misleadingly edited speech caused outrage.
French ‘festival of errors' teaches how to think
Late in the 19th century, while investigating chicken cholera, Louis Pasteur infected some birds with bacteria that he confidently believed would kill them. He was wrong: not only did the chickens survive; they were completely immune. Pasteur ...
Corrections and Clarifications
Page 1 lead story picture (July 22) wrongly identified Jyoti Devi as Congress MLA in Bihar. She is Congress MLC. The mistake was corrected in later editions. Many readers caught this mistake in a Tamil Nadu page news item. It ...
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