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Editorials
Ugly defence of the indefensible
When someone takes to offence as a form of defence of the unjustifiable, the outcome turns nasty. The Bharatiya Janata Party, which was on the political offensive over the last decade on an anti-Islamist terrorism plank, is clearly shaken by the ...

Inequality in cities
The recent U.N.-Habitat report on the world’s cities finds addressing inequality and achieving sustainability as the two major challenges facing them. The Indian cities are showing an increasing trend in inequality and this is attested by ...

Leader Page Articles
The Jurassic Auto and Idea Park
By P. Sainath

The U.S. auto giants are an example of how things work in the age of unbridled corporate power. Of how the collapse of restraint on that power fractures economy and society.

News Analysis
Reinventing a proven indigenous missile?
By Ashok Parthasarathi and Raman Puri

Reported moves by the Ministry of Defence to outsource abroad a Rs. 10,000-crore project for an air defence system raise many questions.

Strange days in a stricken Congo
By Jeffrey Gettleman

A certain sense of weirdness seems to be creeping across eastern Congo as more territory slips into a jumbled world between government and rebel control.

Ways to save time on everyday chores
By Christina Hennessy

An object will be found typically no more than 18 inches from where someone set it down, if a search is handled systematically.

Cocaine use destroys rainforest
By Sandra Laville

Colombian leader warns of environmental impact.

Corrections and Clarifications
The fourth paragraph of a report “Unprecedented security in Bastar” (November 14, 2008) was “Close to 64 lakh people will exercise their franchise in the first phase. The total number of candidates is 379, including 42 ...

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