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Ceasefire in Gaza
The ceasefire that took effect in the Gaza Strip on January 18 seems to be holding better than expected but the possibility of renewed conflict is strong. For one thing, the political reality in this slice of territory has not changed ...
Credibility under threat
Even as investigations at different levels are going on at Satyam to determine culpability in the massive accounting fraud, it needs to be examined how corporate governance could be brought to so total a collapse. Going by Ramalinga Raju’s ...
Leader Page Articles
Swat: lessons from a militant takeover
By Nirupama Subramanian
The big lesson from Swat is: setting up religious groups and sponsoring their jihad is one thing, and hoping to bring these groups back under control is quite another.
Looks like Prabakaran’s last battle
By R. Hariharan
As the Sri Lanka security forces move in for what they promise to be the closing call on the Tigers, Prabakaran’s dream of a Tamil Eelam looks farther than ever before.
Oil price fall hits green energy
By Terry Macalister
BP’s green energy arm is under pressure from plunging oil prices and the credit crunch, its chief executive admitted on Monday. Vivienne Cox, chief executive of BP Alternative Energy, said it would be “foolish” to deny it was ...
Corrections and Clarifications
The name of the Sri Lankan Army Chief is Sarath Fonseka and not Fonsenka as mentioned in a report (heading and text) “LTTE confined to a small jungle: Fonsenka” (“International” page, January 19, 2009). Lt. ...
Rahman and the Oscar
By Sashi Kumar
Slumdog Millionaire, despite its share of conflict of sensibility moments, has a homegrown quality about it. The one strong independent element that, in separate but equal measure, adds to the feisty tone and tenor of the film is A. R. Rahman’s musical score.
Cultural chasms and societal ills
By Arvind Sivaramakrishnan
The continuing incidence of forced marriages among South Asian groups in the U.K. points to persisting social fault-lines.
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