Asia Times Holiday mania throttles India
The festive season dawns in a country already with the most holidays in the world, adding to a serious work-bunking habit that is beginning to worry Asia's third-largest economy, says RAJA M
India Together Rehabilitation's short arm
Why does meaningful resettlement for Narmada dam oustees in Maharashtra remain slow despite a state cabinet show of willingness in January 2004? Find out from MIKE LEVIEN who recently spent a year in the region researching the Sardar Sarovar project
Times of India Patents as a retaliatory weapon
The Uruguay Round provisions have, for the first time, given India real weapons against rich countries that flout WTO rules. These weapons can be used in the trade dispute that India has won just this week, says SWAMINATHAN S ANKLESARIA AIYAR
Indian Express A matter of trust
Who allowed the Global Trust Bank to sink into an ocean of red ink? Who are the defaulters who walked away with massive loans from Global Trust Bank? Where is the money? Who gave the nod for the bad loans?
T V R SHENOY wonders
Deccan Herald Anguish of a faithful Muslim
Where do Muslims turn when so many atrocities are committed under the banner of their faith?
Many people around the world, Muslims among them, turned away in shock from their newspapers and televisions, sick to their stomach, as the hostage-taking in Beslan reached its grisly climax. By NASSRINE AZIMI