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The UPA's political bankruptcy
The midnight police swoop on yoga exponent and telestar ‘Baba' Ramdev and his supporters was arbitrary, brutal, and anti-democratic. A peaceful assembly had suddenly been set upon and tens of innocent people injured for no fault of their ...
Ridding the world of a terrible virus
In 1977, a 23-year-old cook at a hospital in Somalia who caught smallpox and survived became the last naturally occurring case of the disease. Three years later, in May 1980, the World Health Assembly, the supreme decision-making body of the ...
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A weakness born of bad intent
By Siddharth Varadarajan
The UPA government's unwillingness to act against the abuse of political and corporate power has created a vacuum which others are rushing to fill.
A death in camera, not on camera
A month after Osama bin Laden is said to have perished in the American stealth-raid, the event remains suspended in the space between fact and fiction.
A warming planet struggles to feed itself
The dun wheat field spreading out at Ravi P. Singh's feet offered a possible clue to human destiny. Baked by a desert sun and deliberately starved of water, the plants were parched and nearly dead. Dr. Singh, a wheat breeder, grabbed ...
Call for recognition of Earth's ‘human epoch'
Experts want the human imprint in the geological record to be acknowledged as a new epoch, the Anthropocene.
Ancient world dictionary finished after 90 years
It was a monumental project with modest beginnings — a small group of scholars and some index cards. The plan was to explore a long-dead language that would reveal an ancient world of chariots, royal decrees and diaries and omens that ...
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