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Faith and conversions

Mushirul Hasan’s article, “Love, faith and conversions” (Sept.16), appears to be a... »

Relief for J&K

It is disappointing that the media have overlooked the role of the Golden Temple in extending relief assistance to those displaced in Jammu and Kashmir. The Akal Takht, the supreme religious body... »

Institutional decay

The editorial page article, “The impact of institutional decay” (Sept. 15),... »

PSU disinvestment

The Editorial, “Disinvestment takes off” (Sept. 16), was timely. Jawaharlal Nehru... »
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September 16, 2014

Floods in J&K

The current floods take my memory back to another disaster in the Kashmir Valley, the earthquake of 2005 (Sept. 15). I was posted in Srinagar as an Army officer, and saw at close quarters the magn... »
September 16, 2014

Institutional decay

Professor Krishna Kumar is right in saying that the impact of commercial and political interests in educational institutions is what is compromising the system (»
September 15, 2014

Acid attacks

There has been a spike again in acid-throwing attacks on w... »
September 15, 2014

Jihadi terror

This refers to the article, “Getting real about jihadi terror” (... »
September 13, 2014

Swachh Vidyalaya

The financial support forthcoming to the Swachh Vidyalaya (Clean Schools) campaign shows that the Prime Minister’s ambitious programme to ensure the provision of toilets in all government schools... »
September 13, 2014

Kerala’s liquor policy

Policing and enforcement have always helped in greater awareness of pitfalls (“Kerala’s new liquor policy on hold,” Sept. 12). An example is drunken driving in Kerala. Most drivers are now aware o... »
September 13, 2014

Not a time for tea

In history we have read about the woes of tea plantation workers under British rulers (Editorial, Sept.11). Now, post-Independence, it is disconcerting to read that there has been no real change.... »
September 12, 2014

The jihadi battle

The insightful article by Professor Bernard Haykel of Princeton University (editorial page, Sept. 11), on what to expect from al-Qaeda in the South Asian subcontinent (AQSA) and its recently relea... »
September 16, 2014

Beheading

The news of Islamic State beheading British aid worker David Haines is deeply disturbing. The list of crimes being committed by the group keeps growing by the day and the time has come for concert... »
September 15, 2014

Floods & after in J&K

It was sad to read the report, “Lack of relief fuels anger in J&K” (Sept... »
September 15, 2014

Discrimination

The report, “Discrimination even in death at... »
September 13, 2014

The jihadi battle

The interesting article by Professor Bernard Haykel (“A jihadi battle of brands,” Sept.11), shows that India has to be careful not to fall into the trap laid by al-Qaeda. To ignore it seems... »
September 13, 2014

Strategic networking

India is not a signatory to the NPT due to its discriminatory nature (“Strategic networking in the Indo-Pacific,” Sept. 12) Yet, many countries have come to recognise our country’s credible nuclea... »
September 13, 2014

The third gender

There is no doubt that the Supreme Court’s earlier judgments have paved the way for the breaking down of the barriers of social, legal and gender discrimination against the sexual minorities (“Cen... »
September 12, 2014

Rajapaksa interview

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s statement that he has stationed the military in northern and eastern Sri Lanka as he has to “have to find space for his Army in Sri Lanka itself” is cruel... »