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What is India DAILY ROUND-UP

Saturday, 27 November 2004, 1700 hrs

TOP STORIES
Relations haven't thawed,
says Israel deputy PM 

Ehud Olmert. visiting India next week, says he has political differences with India but relations between the two countries had remained steady

ECONOMY & BUSINESS
WTO allows India to penalise US
It says India can slap sanctions on the US if that country's protectionism went beyond globally accepted norms

SPECIAL REPORT
Nov 11 turned out like Sept 11
When they heard news of the Kanchi seer's arrest, many outraged Indians in the US frantically called home. NRIs have also been organising prayers meetings to support an acharya they hold in high esteem. A round-up by PRAKASH M SWAMY

FEATURE PICKS



Pioneer

Jayendra and the 'virtual' Hindu
The slow and muted response to the arrest of the Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham provides a classic opportunity to study the Hindu psyche. On the face of it, most Hindus appeared indifferent to the revered priest's humiliating incarceration. But the arrest carries with it the potential of an electoral tsunami, writes CHANDAN MITRA


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The Hindu

A heady brew of religion, law and politics
With faith-based assertions of innocence and shock contending with swift condemnation and gloating over the discomfiture of a religious leader, the notion of holding one's judgment till the trial is concluded is receding, says N RAVI


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Asia Times 
Custodial malnutrition in M.P.
Despite the intervention of the Supreme Court, the state government is a long way from meeting its commitment to eradicate child hunger and deaths due to malnutrition. As a result, an already insecure condition for millions of children shows no sign of improvement. RASIKA DHAVSE reports.

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The Economic Times 

We are in denial
Hindus have been traditionally groomed by the Vedanta to drop all identities. This has deeply influenced the Hindu psyche. Hindu philosophy is woven around egolessness. Negating identity causes inaction, sloth and lethargy, says
SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR



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TOP PICKS

OPINION

Debates and divisions (Telegraph)
Destination India (Tribune)
Right to information (Deccan Herald)
 Sorry end (Deccan Herald)
Kanchi seer case: legal bind (Times of India)



What is India Editorial


What does it mean to be a Hindu in India?

Unease grows in the hearts of common Indians as they watch a revered saint being arrested and humiliated, writes
SOUMYA SITARAMAN

No eulogy for Veerappan
No tears will be shed
 for the dead bandit, but we must address the causes that created such a monster, says
ARAVIND SITARAMAN


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