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When kids do real science
Can an experiment conceived, carried out, and reported in kids-speak with pencil-coloured figures and hand-written tables by school children aged 8 to 10 years get published in a highly rated international journal following a peer-reviewing ...
Shoring up public healthcare
The world's growing riches seem to make little difference to over 100 million people globally as they slide into poverty every year because of healthcare costs. One of the unsolved conundrums in many countries is the inability to provide for ...
Leader Page Articles
U.K. coalition hit by ‘Libileaks'
By Hasan Suroor
The leak of the secretly taped conversations of many senior Liberal Democrat Ministers has exposed the true state of the ruling coalition's health.
Walking the tightrope on Pakistan's blasphemy laws
By Anita Joshua
Civil rights activists are wary of pinning their hopes on an under-pressure government to repeal, or even amend, the controversial laws.
So you thought 2010 was tough
By Simon Tisdall
Politically speaking, not a lot changed and not a lot was solved in 2010. Economic hard times, disappointment with an underachieving Barack Obama, the familiar bloody slog in Afghanistan, lack of progress on climate change, sabre-rattling in ...
Estonia to adopt euro
Estonia was gearing up on Friday for historic New Year's festivities as the tiny country becomes the first former Soviet republic to adopt the euro, a symbolic boost for the currency tarnished by the worst crisis in its 12-year history. The ...
Corrections and clarifications
The OP-ED page article, “Alone and forgotten” (December 30, 2010), made a mention of Nalini Jayawant's debut in 1941 in the film, “Radhika.” A reader wondered whether or not her debut was the film, “Bahen,” ...
Letters to the Editor
Year gone by
The year that has just gone by has been aptly termed a year of scams. Not just that. It was a year that saw an obstinate regime at the Centre that neither repented nor owned up the startling scams and scandals which unfolded one after another. ...
The CBI's failure to nab the culprits in the Aarushi Talwar twin murder case and its closure report citing insufficient evidence point to a far more serious problem afflicting the police — the lack of investigative ...
I thank The Hindu and Pranay Gupte for reminding the readers of Nalini Jayawant, the talented and pretty actor of yesteryear, who died recently (“Alone and forgotten,” Dec. 30). She was a favourite of the 1950-70 generation. Most ...
The verdict of the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal-II, awarding the highest share of Krishna river waters to Andhra Pradesh and allowing Karnataka to raise the storage level in the Almatti dam, is a watershed. The sharing of the Krishna waters ...
End of an era
In the passing of K.G. Kannabiran, senior lawyer and eminent rights activist, keen thinker and writer, an era has come to an end. He was more than just a professional lawyer. People in distress looked up to him. He stood up to state ...
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