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For long the most startling thing about Sachin Tendulkar’s iridescent career was its inevitability. Great deeds were foretold when he made his Test debut at 16, the admiration and optimistic predictions scarcely allowing for sport’s ...
Turbulence in the skies
Over the past week, the crisis in the civil aviation sector, particularly the financial mess that the airlines find themselves in, has become more acute. Just when the Indian aviation industry, along with tourism, seemed to be on the upswing, the ...
Leader Page Articles
How to wind down the Afghan war
By M.K. Bhadrakumar
While the opinion among American politicians favours a vaguely Afghan variant of the Iraqi “surge,” the silver lining is Washington’s sheer unaffordability of an open-ended war in Afghanistan.
From peaceful city to trouble spot
By Meena Menon
As in Mumbai after 1992-93, the riots in Dhule have led to communal polarisation on a large scale.
Anomalies in armed forces pay revision
By C. Uday Bhaskar
The recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission have created a controversy in civil-military relations. This warrants redress without recrimination, and the delicate politico-military harmony has to be restored.
Foul calls on voter fraud
By Michael Tomasky
With avenues to victory in the presidential race closing fast, Republicans are now laying the groundwork for casting doubt on the results. Prepare yourself for lurid tales, these next two-and-a-half weeks, of “voter fraud.” ...
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