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Friday, October 28, 2005
The world should have known better
It could turn out to be one of the costliest mistakes the global community has ever made and it happened despite repeated warning, indeed pleading, from scientists and public health experts. From the time bird influenza caused by the ...
Why is the junta afraid of Suu Kyi?
One step forward, two steps back. That sums up the Myanmar ruling military junta's approach to the peace process, which is expected to restore democracy in the country at some point in the future. The opposition National League for Democracy ...
Leader Page Articles
Kashmir earthquake: history repeats itself
By R.N. Iyengar
Seismic microzonation of cities provides a way to compute future risk so that building owners, legislators, and other stakeholders can draw up prudent action plans.
India submits to the Bush doctrine?
By Siddharth Varadarajan
The Government's `bold' new line on non-proliferation is full of sound and fury but signifies nothing other than the loss of our official capacity to analyse the world rationally and independently.
Vidharbha: awaiting a deadly harvest
By P. Sainath
In the three days the National Commission on Farmers team toured Vidharbha, there were six suicides. In Panderkauda, the body of the latest farmer to take his life entered that town's hospital the same day the team arrived there for a meeting on farm er distress.
Agriculture, development, and freedom from want
By Daniel Gustafson
"THE IDEA of freedom from want ... expresses an aspiration as old as mankind ... But in this generation freedom from want has been taken out of the realm of utopian ideas. The conviction has spread that it can be achieved; indeed it is held by ...
The West has lost its vision of utopia
By Dylan Evans
EVER SINCE Plato, western thinkers have dreamed of ideal societies, utopias that could perhaps never be fully realised, but which at least gave us something to aspire to noble, beautiful visions of what society might one day be like. ...
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