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09-08-2013

Tariq Ali

The New World Disorder

Briefing

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Public Health

Private care?

India
The National Advisory Council recommendations seem to be making a strong case for a major role for the private sector in the delivery of health care.
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Governance

Ordinance route

India
The ordinance-making power of the executive needs to be suitably restrained to create a balance of power between the executive and the legislature in

Letters

Letters
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Nuclear Power

Ready to run

India
With the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project reaching criticality on July 13, a project that was envisaged some 25 years ago draws clos
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Bangladesh

Warning vote

World Affairs
The ruling Awami League would do well to analyse the drubbing it received in the recent corporation elections and take corrective steps if it wants to
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Astronomy

Neptune’s new moon

Science & Technology
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THE TELEGRAPH

End of a tradition

India
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Crash sled

Science & Technology
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A tale of two economies

Books
A collection of essays that provides a comparative analysis of how the economies of India and China coped with serious challenges following liberalisa
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Biotechnology Bill

Missing the purpose

Science & Technology
Critics of the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill say that instead of providing a framework for regulation it seems geared to promoting
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‘The judgment will create awareness’

India
Interview with advocate Lily Thomas, the petitioner in the Supreme Court case on Representation of People’s Act.
Medicine

Cranial radiation therapy

Science & Technology
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Plastics

Shape-memory plastics

Science & Technology
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Calcutta of yore

Books
Hootum Pyachar Naksha presents a realistic picture of 19th century Calcutta and weaves in thinly disguised references to real-life personalities of th
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The Judiciary

Judicial overreach?

India
Three recent judgments by the Supreme Court and one interim order by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court have a direct impact on the functio
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Letter from America

Futility at Guantanamo

World Affairs
The shadowy status of the U.S.’ penal colony at Guantanamo Bay has the prisoners stuck in purgatory: unable to be tried for unknown crimes and unable
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Jammu & Kashmir

‘A living hell’

India
This is how a resident describes life in the twin villages of Kunan and Poshpora where the alleged rape of some 50 women by Indian Army soldiers 22 y
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Column

Geographies of imagination

K.Satchidanandan
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On a lost woman

Jayati Ghosh
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Data Card

Corruption Barometer

Data Stories
More than half the respondents in a global survey think corruption has grown in the past two years.
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Interview: S.P. Udayakumar

‘There is no openness’

India
Interview with S.P. Udayakumar, coordinator of the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy.
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Safety concerns

Nothing left to chance

India
Nuclear reactors at Kudankulam will not harm marine life or displace any more people, say experts. The plant is also designed to withstand disasters,
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Methane project

Stop, says CM

India
Politics

Memorial to Shivaji

India
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Disinvestment

A twist in the sale

India
The Centre’s decision to sell 5 per cent of its stake in the NLC faces stiff opposition, but the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister steps in and saves the day
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Fishermen's fears

Shadow of fear

India
The agitating fishing community near the Kudankulam nuclear plant fears that the hot condenser water released into the sea will kill fish and other ma
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Infrastructure

Partners for plunder

India
In another case of handing over national assets to private operators, the Central government invites joint-venture partners under the PPP model to man
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U.N. report

Sanitation concerns

India
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Egypt

Islamist riposte

World Affairs
After the military coup, the Muslim Brotherhood goes on the offensive and the political divide in Egypt deepens further.
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Land row

Hope in Singur

India
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Livelihood

Okay to dance

India
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Space

In mission mode

Science & Technology
ISRO has 12 missions lined up over the next eight months. K. Radhakrishnan, its Chairman, speaks on two major ones coming up: the GSLV launch with an
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Governance

Half-baked scheme

India
The UPA government pushes ahead with the Food Security Ordinance, which is of questionable merit, despite opposition from political parties and social
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Turning point in ties with China

Books
This volume, like its predecessors, contains instructive material on a host of matters. No student of history can afford to neglect it.
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Sikkim

Monsoon memories

Environment
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U.S. & snooping

Cat and mouse

World Affairs
Latin American countries offer refuge to the American whistle-blower Edward Snowden even as the U.S. attempts to catch him by hook or by crook.
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In conversation with Tariq Ali

The New World Disorder

Lead Story
Tariq Ali, in this exclusive interview, seamlessly switches from contemporary historian to scholar-at-large to polemicist to raconteur, as he tackles
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Turkey

On shaky ground

World Affairs
The tremors of the Arab Spring have had a negative effect on Turkey’s economy and the country’s relations with its neighbours.