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Promises to keep
India’s continuing success as a parliamentary democracy is inspiring. Equally remarkable is its arrival as an emerging world power in a short span of time, an accomplishment that has exceeded the most optimistic expectations. A country of ...

Rescuing rainforests
Rainforests are acknowledged treasures of nature, harbouring remarkably diverse life forms. Many of these forests, including those in India’s Western Ghats and the North-East, are priority conservation sites because of their deserved ...

Leader Page Articles
STATECRAFT
At 60, the political culture needs renewal statecraft
By Harish Khare

Notwithstanding the current fashionable anti-political class biases, the political parties and leaders have, for most part, succeeded in deepening the constitutional system’s legitimacy. But now they have to attend to restoring the political cu lture’s integrity.

News Analysis
“To stop saying the truth and not to write is a form of suicide”
By Marcus Dam

Taslima Nasrin, the Bangladeshi author, speaks toThe Hinduabout her recent encounter with “death,” her anxieties and hopes. Excerpts from an interview in Kolkata:

Science education in India
By Amitabha Mukherjee

Science should emerge as something alive, fallible, and therefore exciting. Such a model will meet the wider aims of science education, and at the same time is more likely to encourage students to want to study it.

A different kind of President
By K. Anji Reddy

If A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has a message for all of us, it is that sense of humility he radiates.

Casting a censorious eye over Wikipedia
By Bobbie Johnson

Editing your own entry on Wikipedia is usually the province of vain celebrities keen for some good PR. But a new website has uncovered dozens of companies that have been editing the site in order to improve their public image. The Wikipedia ...

Corrections and clarifications
In a report “Ensure equitable growth for all, says President” (August 15, 2007, page 1), the last paragraph was: “Ms. Patil ended her address by invoking Swami Vivekananda’s ‘ immoral clarion call ’ to ...

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