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Why India Will Never Be a Superpower

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Why we aren’t the big global player we think we are.

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A Land Mine Waiting to Explode

On every floor of the three-storey building that houses the Steel and Mines Department inside Orissa’s Secretariat in Bhubaneswar, visitors are greeted by well-appointed mini shrines of Lord…

Surrendering the Last Frontier

Forget the felled trees, and the highway, for a moment. These are mere props in this theatre of the absurd. But the climax will indicate which way the fine balancing act of growth-vs-green is likely…

We the People

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION Discussion on Article 13 (now, Article 19), 1 December 1948 Vice-President: We shall now take up Article 13 for consideration. Shri Damodar Swarup Seth (United Provinces:…

Business Briefing 23/01

India Sweetened the Cadbury Deal Two major global deals in as many months that have India as the focus is ample proof of how much global businesses value India’s high-spending, burgeoning middle-…

India This Week

Is Congress putting its House in Order? Call it the Rahul Gandhi effect or the Congress’ change of heart. There are distinct signs of the grand old party gearing up to do away with its ‘nomination…

Eclipsewatch, Animalwatch

There were almost 100 citizen scientists, observers all. On 15 January 2010, rather than staring at the darkening sun as the millennium’s ‘longest solar eclipse’ briefly turned day into dusk, they…

One Nick One Fist Boxing

This is one call that will take a while to referee. Sikh and Muslim groups are fighting the British Amateur Boxing Association’s recent ruling that all participants in the ring have to be clean-…

White Tiger at IIM

Aravind Adiga’s Booker prize-winning novel The White Tiger, has been integrated in the MBA curriculum at the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K). The novel, which won the prize in 2008…

Blind Sight Over Books

If you are blind and want to read Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point Someone or Nehru’s Discovery of India in Braille, chances are you will give up even before you make it to page one. Indian law requires a…

Clearing the Air

Commonwealth Games athletes might just be able to breathe a little easier. The Delhi government has asked Pune’s Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) to come up with pollution forecasts…