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The year 2008 saw major political upheavals. The Left parties withdrew support to the United Progressive Alliance. Bitter foes Samajwadi Party and Congress became friends. Heavyweights Mayawati and J. Jayalalithaa veered left to try their luck ...
Farms that save birds
Despite the challenge of population growth, India has managed to sustain a remarkable record in the preservation of biodiversity. Yet it might be able to achieve even more if the parameters of conservation policy are extended beyond the purview ...
Leader Page Articles
Terrorism: are stronger laws the answer?
By Prashant Bhushan
Post-Mumbai, ‘anti-terror’ legal amendments have been rushed through Parliament with virtually no debate. Far from curbing terror, draconian laws used by a corrupt and communal police are creating conditions that will make the problem wor se. The real problem lies with the implementing agency, the police.
Omar, without the Abdullahism
By Harish Khare
The return to power in Srinagar of a scion of political dynasty will carry with it the full range of democratic possibilities, provided the new Chief Minister insulates his regime from the unhappy memories and manners of his own family.
Pakistan’s plight and what needs to be done
By Ramaswamy R. Iyer
It is perhaps an exaggeration to say that the democratic experiment in Pakistan has failed but is there not a grain of truth in that statement? In this difficult situation, democratic India, specifically the media, civil society, and the intellectual community, can work to make a constructive difference.
OUT OF LONDON
Young, educated & “modern” but with an ancient outlook
By Hasan Suroor
Twenty-three year-old Sahar Daftary, whose parents migrated from Afghanistan, was a successful model and became quite famous in Britain’s Asian fashion circles after being crowned “Miss Face of Asia” last year. On December 20, ...
Corrections and Clarifications
>>The Congress will support the National Conference , not the National Congress as was mentioned in the first sentence of a report “NC-Congress to share power” (December 31, 2008, page 1). >>A ...
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