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Vote-share arithmetic often prevails over political chemistry in the building of alliances in Tamil Nadu. The Pattali Makkal Katchi, in deciding to ally with the front led by the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam rather than with the ...
Opening the doors to non-citizens
The developing countries know what it is to provide refuge to citizens of other states who flee war, famine, and natural disasters. With largely porous borders, many of the world’s poorest states have sheltered staggering numbers of people ...
Leader Page Articles
Celebrating social emancipation in Tibet
By N. Ram
History shows that resistance to anti-feudal reform was deeply entrenched in the Dalai Lama’s theocratic regime — fusing the causes of separatism and the preservation of feudal serfdom. The events of 1959 brought forward China’s pro ject of freeing a million serfs.
The Election Commission and its powers
By Shanti Bhushan
The Election Commission is not only entitled to take all steps, but is under a constitutional obligation to do so, to maintain communal harmony during elections.
Enigmatic diarist and witness of his time
By R. Kichenamourty
Ananda Ranga Pillai, the courtier of the ‘Compagnie des Indes’ whose diary in Tamil was found in the 19th century, was born 300 years ago, on March 30, 1709.
Corrections and clarifications
>>The third paragraph of a PTI report “Ideals now take a back seat: freedom fighter” (March 27, 2009) erroneously said Ms. Subhadra Khosla (the youngest ever freedom fighter to go to jail) is the daughter of the ...
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