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The future of the past
The death of a language means the passing of many things — a way of life, a cultural identity, a repository of indigenous knowledge. Language is not merely a mechanical means of communication but a medium that shapes the very way we ...
Bumpy road to recovery
The sharp declines in the stock markets around the world last week are significant as much for investors as for the governments framing macroeconomic policies. The almost synchronised fall in equity prices is attributed to major concerns over ...
Leader Page Articles
Cauvery dispute: time for closure
By Ramaswamy R. Iyer
The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal was established in 1990, under the Inter-State Water Disputes Act, at a specific direction of the Supreme Court. Ironically, and despite a constitutional and statutory bar on jurisdiction, the court has made it ver y difficult for the Tribunal to function in accordance with the Act.
A universal paradox: can market economy become inclusive?
By V. Anil Kumar
Are we buying the catch phrase, inclusiveness, with critical attention?
Exorcising war’s demons, in poetry and prose
By Elisabeth Bumiller
Soldier-writers explore the timeless theme of the futility of war.
Prosperity undermined by western farming
By John Vidal
Study claims modern farming threatens nomadic cattle herding.
Corrections and clarifications
* * A sentence in the first paragraph of “A difficult choice” (Editorial, February 8, 2010) was “For the cooking fuels — kerosene and LPG — it calls for a nuanced approach but even here an immediate price rice ...
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