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    Published: 6/12/2016
    The death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa has left an irreplaceable void in Indian politics (“Jayalalithaa no more”, Dec.6). With her remarkable style of leaders ... Read more
  • Working with the right numbers

    Published: 6/12/2016
    An Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), consisting of representatives from 28 countries including India, recently met in Geneva to finalise the categor ... Read more
  • Jayalalithaa, 1948-2016

    Published: 6/12/2016
    Adversity brought out the best in Jayalalithaa. As a Chief Minister fighting for the rights of her State, as a politician trying to spring back from electoral defeats, as a woman standing up to sexis. ... Read more
  • A lesson from Castro

    Published: 5/12/2016
    It should serve as an eye-opener for some of our megalomaniac leaders that Fidel Castro’s dying wish was that no statues should be erected in his memory and no streets or buildings should be named aft ... Read more
  • Cash crunch continues

    Published: 5/12/2016
    More than three weeks have lapsed since the demonetisation announcement but the cash crunch continues (“RBI to issue new Rs.20, 50 notes”, Dec.5). It is important that the RBI issues new Rs.500 notes ... Read more
  • Jayalalithaa critical

    Published: 5/12/2016
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is a fighter who has made remarkable comebacks in her political career despite severe setbacks (“Jayalalithaa critical; back in ICU”, Dec.5). All her partyperson ... Read more
  • Reimagining the liberal project

    Published: 5/12/2016
    If progressive politics and liberal ideas have to survive, there is a need to mainstream our dissent and use an accessible language to convey that Read more
  • Of samosa and kachori

    Published: 5/12/2016
    A visit to Indore, Delhi, Lucknow, Bhopal or Alwar will remain incomplete until you have the delicious samosa and kachori. While relishing them, I’ve always wondered where these came from. Samosa is n ... Read more
  • Twin trouble and delight

    Published: 5/12/2016
    They were lying side by side, she turning right and he to the left. She was sucking her left thumb and he, his right middle and ring fingers thrust deep into his mouth. Suddenly she turned to him, ble ... Read more