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- It’S Time To Build Bridges Over Ditches (Indian Express, Thomas L. Friedman, Jan 16, 2005)
While visiting Istanbul, Turkey, the other day, I took a long walk along the Bosporus near Topkapi Palace. There is nothing like standing at this stunning intersection of Europe and Asia to think about the clash of civilisations
- Inheriting A Value System Of Integrity (Indian Express, GEETANJALI KIRLOSKAR, Jan 16, 2005)
He lived through tumultuous times. Amidst a desperate struggle against the great economic depression — facing prejudices against Indian manufacturers and competing with the solidly-entrenched British firms.
- Politic Saviours (Telegraph, Sunanda K. Datta-Ray, Jan 15, 2005)
India’s stake in the effort to stamp out terrorism entitles it to feel perturbed at the implications of Colin Powell’s linkage between relief and religion in the stricken capital of the Indonesian province
- Portrait Of A Revolutionary As A Young Woman (Indian Express, MADHU TREHAN, Jan 15, 2005)
Pentimento — in art, the reappearance in an oil painting of original elements of drawing or painting that the artist tried to obliterate by over painting. If the covering pigment becomes transparent
- Show Them The Money (Indian Express, Shekhar Gupta, Jan 15, 2005)
India is among a handful of democracies that believe in total consensus and continuity in foreign policy which rarely dominates our electoral rhetoric.
- The .In Thing (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Jan 15, 2005)
More and more national service providers, including BSNL, are providing access to broadband services, at rates which individuals can afford.
- The Power Of Sycophancy (Deccan Herald, Khushwant Singh, Jan 15, 2005)
A year or so after he had been elected president of the Republic, Gyani Zail Singh invited me over to the Rashtrapati Bhavan for a chat. As I was about to leave, Gyaniji gave me a set of six biographies written on him by his admirers. Back home
- Wrong Order, Right Intrusion (Tribune, Trilochan Singh Trewn, Jan 15, 2005)
A road journey from Stockholm to Gothenburg is a delightful one at any time of the year, night or day. Our grand-daughter studied in Gothenburg. So when my friend Eric Nicholson asked us to join him for a short trip to Gothenburg, my wife and I were elate
- An Officer And A Gentleman (Telegraph, Khushwant Singh, Jan 15, 2005)
Among the least readable books I include autobiographies of retired civil servants and army officers.
- Not A Pipe Dream (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Jan 15, 2005)
The agreement reached between Bangladesh, Myanmar and India over the transportation of gas through Bangladesh to Kolkata, from Myanmar’s offshore gas fields, represents a major breakthrough in regional cooperation.
- Those Days Of Our Lives (Indian Express, Amrita Shah, Jan 15, 2005)
It seems hard to recall now that for close to half a decade following Independence we lived with the odd assumption that we were better off being protected from the truth about many things.
- A Monumental Hole (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Jan 15, 2005)
With the CBI all set to file a closure report in the Taj Corridor case, citizens are left baffled. At a basic level, we are not any closer to clarifying what was actually going on in the Taj Corridor case.
- Mind Without Fear (Deccan Herald, SUJATA RAJPAL, Jan 15, 2005)
I was to be in Indonesia on 26th December, but much to the chagrin of my kids, the trip had to be cancelled due to an official engagement.
- Disaster Strikes An Obscure Beauty (Tribune, Sridhar K. Chari, Jan 15, 2005)
The island of Katchal is about 425 km south of Port Blair and 150 km south of the Car Nicobar Air Force base. It is a breathtakingly beautiful place. To the Indian mainlander, to whom the remote and dispersed Andaman and Nicobar islands occupy a unique pl
- Gas From Myanmar (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Jan 15, 2005)
Following Thursday’s trilateral agreement, India will get natural gas from Myanmar through a pipeline via Bangladesh
- Laudable Drive (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Jan 15, 2005)
The Law Department’s decision to clear the backlog of files that have accumulated over the past few years is a step that other government departments would do well to emulate.
- Let Farmers Provide The Nuts And Bolts For Industry (Indian Express, RASHID K KIDWAI, Jan 15, 2005)
With the recent focus of a number of organisations working on developing sustainable enterprises in the social sector, a large opportunity exists for corporate and social sector collaboration, which could generate very large
- Has The Un Arrived? (Telegraph, Swapan Dasgupta, Jan 14, 2005)
A monumental human tragedy like the one that devastated communities along the Indian Ocean rim on December 26 should not, ideally, become a trigger for settling scores. The case for restraint is all the more compelling in view of the staggering generosity
- Just 7 Km From Devastation (Indian Express, Janyala Sreenivas, Jan 14, 2005)
Whenever you find hundreds of thousands of sane people trying to get out of a place and a little bunch of madmen struggling to get in,’’ wrote the legendary American foreign correspondent H.R. Knickerbocker, ‘‘you know the latter are newspapermen.’’
- National Tax Tribunal (Business Line, T. C. A. Ramanujam, Jan 14, 2005)
With the establishment of the National Tax Tribunal, all matters pending in appeals under the direct and indirect tax laws before the High Courts will stand transferred to the Tribunal.
- Notional Front (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Jan 14, 2005)
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has done well to dissuade Mulayam Singh from chasing the elusive dream of a non-Bharatiya Janata Party, non-Congress `third front.'
- Orderly Admissions (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Jan 14, 2005)
FOR far too long, admissions to medical and other courses have been taking place in a haphazard manner with the education boards, state governments and college managements merrily bending rules.
- Primitive Wisdom Saved Them (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Jan 14, 2005)
When the tsunami wave struck coastal India and decimated it in a matter of minutes, apprehension was that the reclusive aborigines of the Andaman and Nicobar islands were perhaps the worst sufferers considering that their islands were far closer to the Su
- Targeting Food Subsidies Again (Hindu, Madhura Swaminathan, Jan 14, 2005)
Ending open-ended procurement and making all PDS grain available at the APL price, with a subsidy to the poor through food coupons
- Tsunami's Children (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Jan 14, 2005)
More than any natural disaster before it, the December 26 tsunami was especially cruel on children. Large numbers of children perished because they could not run away from the
- The Missing Story Of India’S Navy (Indian Express, Saeed Naqvi, Jan 14, 2005)
Jangal mein mor nacha, kisi ne na dekha (The peacock danced gloriously in the forest, seen by nobody). Galle harbour in Sri Lanka was an unlikely place for the Indian naval officer to chant this popular film song.
- Those Dazzling Shopfronts Of Cumin And Sesame (Indian Express, RASHID K KIDWAI, Jan 14, 2005)
The corporate sector has been active in developing the hinterland surrounding their factories. A number have established schools, hospitals, places of worship and instituted water management measures.
- Went Up The Hill To Fetch A Bail (Business Line, D. Murali , Jan 14, 2005)
Cases pile up not only in courts but also in news bulletins; and advocates file appeals for bail without fail. Courts hear arguments, and grant temporary respite and conditional freedom
- The Great Wall Of Shopping (Asia Times, Pepe Escobar, Jan 14, 2005)
This boardwalk advertisement greets at least half a million passers-by every day on Nanjing Dong Lu, Shanghai's premier commercial thoroughfare, where almost 40 years ago hordes of vigilant Red Guards waved Mao Zedong's Little Red Book.
- A Great Rush To Give (Telegraph, NEHA SAHAY, Jan 14, 2005)
The “little emperors” of China are not all that self-centred after all. Six- and seven-year-olds — single children all — are queuing up outside embassies and Red Cross centres to donate their savings to tsunami victims.
- Impact Of Marketisation (Deccan Herald, Supriya Roy Chowdhury, Jan 14, 2005)
In recent years, the question of labour and of the labour movement has been re-defined in many ways. As globalisation proceeds, the working classes all over the world have felt the inegalitarian impact of marketisation. Labour in developed countries...
- Food For Thought (Deccan Herald, Leela Ramaswamy, Jan 14, 2005)
My introduction to that delicious Bengali confection called ‘sweet dahi’ took place when I was newly married and in Kolkata for the first time. Set to creamy perfection in an earthen cup, it looked very inviting.
- ‘Our Govt Is Committed To Creating ... (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Jan 14, 2005)
In a judicious choice of venue, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chose Left Front-ruled West Bengal for a seminal statement on the economic goals of his government. Addressing the CII partnership summit 2005, in Kolkata on
- Doctor’S Savvy (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Jan 14, 2005)
Meetings with representatives of industry catch Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his most persuasive. In the presence of men and women impatient with the thickets of political rhetoric around economic policy, he visibly relaxes.
- Agony Over Seat-Sharing (Tribune, Inder Malhotra, Jan 14, 2005)
AFTER breathing fire and brimstone a week ago against the Congress over the sharing of seats in the assembly elections in Bihar and Jharkhand, Mr Laloo Prasad Yadav had cooled down rather quickly.
- Crossing Cultures Through Language (Deccan Herald, C J MOORE, Jan 14, 2005)
A Czech proverb that I cannot possibly pronounce declares something like: “To speak another language is to live another life.”
- Brilliance Is Not Enough (Indian Express, Raja Menon, Jan 14, 2005)
The untimely passing of J.N. Dixit has raised some old questions of why the country went in for the National Security Council/Advisor system that the US follows in a presidential system of governance.
- `Vat Is Equitable With Least Distortion On Resources' (Business Line, G. Srinivasan , Jan 14, 2005)
As the preparatory process for Union Budget 2005-06 has already begun with the Finance Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, holding the customary confabulations with various players of the economy
- Fii Flows And Rbi's Dilemma (Business Line, S. Narayan, Jan 14, 2005)
The real worry for the RBI vis-à-vis foreign institutional investments is that it cannot monitor capital flows, and, that it will not be able to continue with its exchange rate policy, which enables the central
- Memories Etched On Sand (Telegraph, Debabrata Mohanty, Jan 13, 2005)
Tsunami-struck Tamil Nadu has much to learn from Orissa, which has repeatedly faced the wrath of nature
- India-China Military Equations (Deccan Herald, Bidanda M Chengappa, Jan 13, 2005)
The visit of General N C Vij, Chief of Army Staff, to China in December 2004, is one more step towards military diplomacy between New Delhi and Beijing. He is the second serving army chief to visit China
- Merit Vs Money (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Jan 13, 2005)
A Central legislation to govern admissions and fee structures in private professional colleges across the country, as announced at the state education ministers’ meeting held in Bangalore this week, is a welcome decision.
- Karachi Opens Door To Us Forces (Asia Times, Syed Saleem Shahzad, Jan 13, 2005)
Having teamed up with the US to help eliminate Taliban rule in Afghanistan, Pakistan is once again proving its worth in the "war on terror", this time in Washington's quest against Iran.
- Settlers' Fume Over Bias (Gulf News, Neena Gopal, Jan 13, 2005)
This is the showcase relief camp in Port Blair, where about 2,000 indigenous Nicorabese have everything they can ask for.
- The Global Political Fault Line (Hindu, Arvind Sivaramakrishnan, Jan 13, 2005)
People all over the world have reacted immediately in providing help to the victims of the tsunami. In contrast, Governments have been less forthcoming.
- There Is No Core Issue (Indian Express, Premvir Das, Jan 13, 2005)
During a recent visit to India, many retired military officers of Pakistan, known “hawks” when in uniform, said retirement had transformed them and they now realised human values and aspirations were more important.
- Virtuous Cycle In Telecom Tariffs (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Jan 13, 2005)
With the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) reducing one of the levies on calls made to and from mobile phones, phone rates should come down from February 2005.
- How We Are A High-Taxed Nation (Business Line, R. Vaidyanathan, Jan 13, 2005)
Looking merely at direct taxes, it is often suggested that India is an under-taxed nation. This, says R. Vaidyanathan, does not take into account the speed money paid for government service. This rent-seeking makes the nation high-taxed.
- Welcome Step (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Jan 13, 2005)
The Government has taken a commendable step by extending the offer of dual citizenship to all overseas Indians who left the country after 1950. Under the scheme offered by the previous government
- For Art’S Sake (Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Jan 13, 2005)
The Supreme Court must be the most overworked institution in the country. From emissions to examinations, it has to keep a stern eye on almost every aspect of Indian life.
- Washington’S Odd Ways (Tribune, G Parthasarathy, Jan 13, 2005)
WHILE there has been concern voiced recently in India about the prospects of the sale of F-16 aircraft to Pakistan by the United States, the new Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Tyagi, has indicated that the IAF can handle the situation even if new F
- A Fateful Day In 1931 (Tribune, Darshan Singh Maini, Jan 13, 2005)
Recently I saw one of the three movies made on the martyr Bhagat Singh whose saga of rise and destined cease has remained a most moving and awesome event in the history of India’s struggle for freedom.
- Destination: Investment (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Jan 13, 2005)
For years, India has watched while China marched away with a dominant share of world FDI flows. This country has had a long list of impediments holding back FDI. Press Note 18 symbolises India’s obstructive policies, of the sort which cater to narrow cons
- Engaging The Diaspora (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Jan 13, 2005)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's announcement that the offer of dual citizenship will be extended to all those who migrated after January 26, 1950, that is, after India became a Republic
- How Not To Respond To A Tsunami (Indian Express, T.V.R. Shenoy, Jan 13, 2005)
Following Christiano Junior’s death the Football Federation is insisting on ambulances at all grounds. This could make more of a difference than the Government of India’s promise to establish a tsunami warning system. If that sounds cynical there is some
- Help The Poor Restrain The Rich (Hindu, George Monbiot, Jan 13, 2005)
Sweden proves neoliberals wrong about how to slash poverty.
- An Interim Relief For The Kanchi Acharya (Hindu, V. Jayanth , Jan 13, 2005)
The undertaking given by the prosecution in the Sessions Court here today that the Kanchi Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, would not be arrested till January 20 should provide a reprieve for the Acharya and his devotees.
- Anxieties Of Control (Telegraph, NIVEDITA MENON, Jan 13, 2005)
So once again the Great Indian Value System has triumphed over sex, mobile phones, the internet and any or all possible combinations of the three.
- Child’S Play (Indian Express, R. P. Subramanian, Jan 13, 2005)
Watch a toddler at play with building blocks. She picks up a red block and places it on a yellow one. After deep thought, she selects a green block and sets it down next to the yellow one. Frowning in concentration, with an occasional gurgle of contentmen
- Competitiveness Begins At Home (Business Line, G. Ramachandran, Jan 13, 2005)
The global produce economy offers India a massive opportunity. India is not a notable producer of branded goods. Its global competitiveness in the context of the majority...
- Fake Encounters (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Jan 13, 2005)
It is ironical that Naxalites, who can often be blamed for killing innocent persons, are protesting against the Andhra Pradesh government whom they accuse of killing their colleagues in allegedly fake encounters...
- Keep Msp Intact (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Jan 13, 2005)
In his pre-Budget consultations on Tuesday, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was advised to dispense with the minimum support price (MSP) for wheat and paddy.
- Go Ahead, Mumbai (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Jan 13, 2005)
As you read this, gas cutters, crowbars, bulldozers and engineers are massing in secret somewhere in Mumbai. This is day three, round two, of the biggest attempt yet to arrest the decline of India’s financial capital.
- Censoring The Spirit Of Gandhi (Indian Express, Mahesh Bhatt, Jan 13, 2005)
I had a feeling of deja vu when I stood up to address a room full of journalists the other day at the Press Club in Mumbai. I was there to speak on behalf of filmmaker Vijay Ghatge regarding his film Shobha Yatra, which had run into some trouble with the
- `We Have To Find Ways To Break Up Audit Firms' (Business Line, D. Murali , Jan 13, 2005)
IT IS the in-thing to think `out of the box'. But Vijay Govindarajan takes us into not one but three boxes. Which is how he began the hour-long chat with us a few days ago when we met VG, as he is called, in a Chennai IT company.
- Pre-Poll Coalition Confusion In Upa (Business Line, Rasheeda Bhagat , Jan 12, 2005)
In the run-up to the Assembly elections in Bihar, Jharkhand and Haryana, the Congress(I) seems to be taking a leaf out of the BJP's book on how not to deal with allies.
- Post Tsunami, India Inclusive (Indian Express, Yoginder K. Alagh, Jan 12, 2005)
As tribes in the Andamans come in contact with organised economy, the forest area needed to ‘sustain’ them may decline
- Paying Lip Service (The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Jan 12, 2005)
Two passports, one individual. Yes, now it is possible to hold an Indian passport in addition to that of your country of residence, provided you migrated outside India after January 26, 1950.
- More Than Just Relief (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Jan 12, 2005)
The Supreme Court's order releasing the Kanchi Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, on bail in the Sankararaman murder case follows well-established principles that govern judicial discretion on the grant of bail.
- Library First (Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Jan 12, 2005)
The level of civilization a society has attained is measured by the value it puts on the pursuit of knowledge. The Confederation of Indian Industry has demonstrated that it has little or no regard for this particular pursuit.
- Ideological Pamphleteers (Indian Express, GAUTAM DHEER, Jan 12, 2005)
Senior PCC leaders in the state have fallen victim to an unknown enemy. The ammunition being used: defamatory pamphlets. First, it was Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who was the subject of these pamphlets
- High-Octane Initiative (Business Line, Editorial, Business Line, Jan 12, 2005)
The first round-table of Asian oil ministers that New Delhi hosted last week was a path-breaking initiative that sought to bring together buyers from the continent, accounting for 35 per cent of world oil consumption,
- India's Bridge To East (Pioneer, Ashok K Mehta, Jan 12, 2005)
The shock of the tsunami that flattened Thailand's beach resorts was resounding. We escaped the tragedy but could not get away from its echoes.
- Return Of The Mummy (The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Jan 12, 2005)
When Mark Antony declaimed that “The evil that men do lives on after them/ The good is oft interred with their bones/ So let it be with Caesar”,
- Selective Morality? (Pioneer, Neha Mehta, Jan 12, 2005)
The pronouncement of guilt against the rapists of a student of Maulana Azad Medical College by a Delhi court is welcome. However, it would serve a larger purpose only if it is seen as a reminder of numerous other rape cases pending with the judiciary.
- The Agenda Is Anti-Amnesia (Indian Express, Neera Kuckreja Sohoni, Jan 12, 2005)
Sometimes you need to witness a lifetime’s journey to clear your vision. Shonali Bose provides that catalyst through her film Amu.
- The Contrarian Strikes Back (The Economic Times, Ruchir Sharma, Jan 12, 2005)
Following the riot on the global financial marketplace last week, it's worthwhile recalling what Canadian oilman, John Masters, had to say about the importance of staying ahead of the crowd:
- Through The Third Eye (The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Jan 12, 2005)
Guess whose passion it is to wash dirty linen, literally? It’s none other than our censor board chairperson Sharmila Tagore.
- Un Sets An Example (Business Line, B. S. Raghavan , Jan 12, 2005)
Close on the heels of publication of my article, "Safeguards must against misuse" (Business Line, January 3), arguing for safeguards against possible misuse of funds meant for the relief of tsunami victims
- Us-Pakistan: A Pampering Relationship (Business Line, G Parthasarathy, Jan 12, 2005)
The symbolism of the proposed sale of F-16 aircraft by the US to Pakistan cannot be underestimated when terror is still the instrument of state policy for Islamabad.
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