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For a Moment of Statemanship

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And why it is Kapil Sibal who should stay away from the Jaipur Literature Festival

Stories in this issue

Where is the Honour and Dignity?

More than a decade ago, one of my editors told us, a group of cub reporters and therefore eager listeners, that the Indian soldier is among the best and most reliable in the world. Our generals, he…

Rent Your Textbook

Remember how you bought text books at the beginning of each academic year and then gave those to the scrap dealer when your exams got over? Well, India’s first online textbook rental service plans to…

A Stain on His Name

Finally, there’s a stain on the spotless white kurta of V S Achuthanandan, Kerala’s opposition leader and octogenarian Communist who has been a constant voice against corruption. He is the first…

Inverted Approach

The National AIDS Control Organisation (Naco) recently bulk bought an anti-HIV drug called Stavudine, which is nearly half the price of other anti-HIV drugs. But it has now come to light that the…

A Leftover Caste Problem

Kukke Subrahmanya The Karnataka government is finding it difficult to stop an abhorrent practice that denigrates Dalits and backward castes, making them roll sideways on the leftover food of Brahmins…

How’s Youth a Virtue?

Recently when Alex Ferguson found the Manchester United team ridden with injury and conceding too many goals, he didn’t look at buying young football sensations to get the team’s handle back. Instead…

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey, American TV show host and entrepreneur, once referred to as ‘the most influential woman in the world’, came to India and immediately got a taste of what makes this country so exciting…

Europe’s Quest for Harmony

On 13 January, Standard & Poor’s slashed the credit ratings of eight EU countries, saying that Europe’s new ‘fiscal pact’ addresses the euro crisis only partially. In the rating agency’s view,…

Mitt Romney, a Man for All Seasons. Or Not

NEW YORK ~ If ever a candidate walked straight out of central casting to take up the role of the presidential challenger for the Republican Party, with his hairspray still glistening, his chin…

What’s Brewing in Pakistan?

ISLAMABAD ~ Ever since democracy was restored in Pakistan after the general elections of 2008, not a day has passed without a crisis—sometimes engineered, sometimes resulting from the government’s…