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Room for flexibility
The Reserve Bank of India’s decision to keep its policy rates, the bank rate, the reverse repo and the repo rates as well as the cash reserve ratio (CRR) unchanged, reflects the several dilemmas it is facing simultaneously. The traditional ...
A crisis that echoes the death of a large number of vultures, mass mortality of the gharial — a freshwater crocodile found predominantly in the beautiful Chambal river sanctuary — is cause for serious concern. A few dozen gharials ...
Leader Page Articles
Overcoming the stigma of leprosy
By Navin Chawla
India has achieved the goal of leprosy elimination as a public health problem. It is yet to overcome the stigma that attaches to the leprosy-affected and their families, who suffer social exclusion and ostracism.
Situating the state in rural India
By V.K. Natraj and G.S. Ganesh Prasad
A research study conducted at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, covering Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and West Bengal, seeks to understand the citizen-state matrix.
Finite resources: the greed of the rich
By George Monbiot
It’s easy to blame the poor for the growing pressure on the world’s resources. But it is us that still take the lion’s share.
Corrections and clarifications
The fifth paragraph in a report “‘Demolish houses built for tsunami victims at North Poigainallur’” (Tamil Nadu, January 29, 2008, page 4) was: “President, Salvation Agency , India South ...
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