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Monday, May 21, 2007
Reversing the slowdown
In keeping with its commitment to step up investment and raise productivity in agriculture, the United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre has decided to enhance funding for farm schemes, along with the States. The sub-committee headed ...
Prince amidst warmongers
If ever there was much ado about nothing, it was the debate over sending Prince Harry to Iraq for a tour of military duty. As expected, the high command of the British army has decided that the Queen's grandson will not accompany his squadron of ...
Leader Page Articles
Basic structure of the Constitution revisited
By T.R. Andhyarujina
The basic structure theory plays a useful part in our constitutional jurisprudence. But was there truly a judicial formulation by the Supreme Court of India of the basic structure doctrine in the Kesavananda Bharati case? An insider's unravelling of a fascinating story.
Suicides are about the living, not the dead
By P. Sainath
In society's eyes, Kamlabai is a `widow.' In her own, she's a small farmer trying to make a living and support her family. She is also one of about one lakh women across the country who've lost their husbands to farm suicides since the 1990s.
OUT OF LONDON
Hasina Patel's curious arrest and the media
By Hasan Suroor
Newspapers have a responsibility to treat people fairly, especially in the current climate when innocent men and women are routinely picked up by police in the full glare of television cameras and then quietly let off when nobody is looking.
Major figures in their own words
By Killian Fox
Pop stars, writers, and scientists are doing their bit for posterity by telling their life stories in bite-sized chunks.
Racism goes on trial again in the Deep South
By Tom Mangold
The prosecution of three black Louisiana youths reveals the rise of discrimination by stealth.
Here's a thought. And another one...
By John Naughton
There is an undeniable appeal to being asked to answer the question `What are you doing now?'
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