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Democracy without Ideas

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Or Try This for Corruption

As the forces of tribal rights, conservation and big money lock horns across India’s forest map, who would you put your money on? As the forces of tribal rights, conservation and big money lock horns…

Let Justice, Not Populism, Prevail

Less than a month ago, while delivering a lecture on ‘Canons of Judicial Ethics’, Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia cautioned fellow judges against judicial overreach. The Judiciary, he said, should…

A Surprise in the Valley

In a stunner of sorts, a woman from the minority Pandit community in Kashmir Valley has won a Panchayat election, becoming the first non-Muslim sarpanch. Ashaji was declared the winner in the Kunzer…

The Supreme Court Spoiler

The Supreme Court’s observation on the Allahabad High Court’s Ayodhya judgment has had an unusual fallout for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. It has foiled a move by Mahant Gyan Das, head of…

Obama after Osama

Michael Wymbs, A retired construction worker from New Jersey, stood silently in a light drizzle near Ground Zero. He and his brother were holding a banner that said, ‘Thank you, Mr President.’ “I…

Man of the Match

VS Achuthanandan may have ended up on the losing side, but he made the Left look respectable even in defeat. His was a Yusuf Pathan act. A blistering knock that took his team from nowhere to the…

Raja Rings Home

Jayalalithaa ran a campaign focused aggressively on that name. To a thunderous response. CHENNAI ~ Some sights say it all. As it becomes clear the AIADMK is headed for a thumping majority in the…

Maya’s land grab, Rahul’s bike ride

A chief minister loses the plot in Uttar Pradesh. A challenger grabs the opportunity. But this ought to be about a fair deal for farmers, not the 2012 polls. BHATTA AND PARSAUL, UTTAR PRADESH ~ The…

Needed: Web Surfers, Not Sufferers

While the Internet transforms many people’s lives, the disabled are often left behind. For the visually handicapped, looking up government and corporate websites is still very challenging—there are…

Massage Parlours Duck the Message

In its latest move to check the spread of HIV, the Delhi government has decided to start an intervention programme targeted at massage parlours. A survey commissioned last year by the Delhi State…