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The wonder that is Rajarajesvaram
Only a few monuments of global importance have received the kind of attention the Brihadisvara temple at Thanjavur has from historians, archaeologists, artists, dancers, and epigraphists alike. The grandest of South Indian temples, an ...

Disquieting fall in collections
The data on tax collections released recently by the Finance Ministry provide an interesting snapshot of the state of the economy as a whole. During the first eight months of the year (April-November 2009), indirect tax receipts were down 21 ...

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Exhuming the truth on Shopian
By Praveen Swami

Politicians in Kashmir who set off fires after the death of two women in Shopian must be held to account.

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Let the benefits of the Act reach the oppressed
It is heartening that last week’s column, “An act with teeth, but of no use in protecting the weak,” on the law against atrocities on Dalits has received a good response from a cross section of readers. Most of them agree ...

Groundwater mining: American experience
By T. N. Narasimhan

Recent geophysical studies report large-scale groundwater mining in the Indus-Ganga Basin. India can gain useful insights by examining American experience in adapting to unacceptable groundwater overdraft.

Father, teenager, son — searching for real Tiger Woods
The golfers lamenting Tiger Woods’ indefinite leave from the PGA Tour because he is their cash cow are out of bounds. Only two people are truly dependent on Woods, and earlier this year, he could not stop smiling when he talked about ...

Mortgage brokers tested on proficiency
By Bob Tedeschi

In recent months, loan officers around the United States have begun taking federally mandated licensing examinations, which many in the industry consider beneficial for borrowers in the long run. According to the Conference of State Banking ...

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