The Maoist problem needs to be handled with a combination of armed operation followed immediately by large scale development work in the ravaged areas. Corruption needs to be weeded out with an iron hand Rakhi Chakrabarty Delhi
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During the apartheid regime, Indians were clubbed with blacks. After the end of the hateful regime, the blacks continue to view them suspiciously Sanjay Kapoor Durban
The IPL 2 gave confidence to the South African Indian community that remained ambivalent about the country of origin of their forefathers Sanjay Kapoor Durban
The Indian Air Force must wait for about a decade before it’s ready to place orders. By then, the fifth generation fighters would be entering the air forces of the world Mohan Guruswamy Delhi
Unconstitutional accretion of power to itself appears to be the root cause of the judiciary’s problems
Abani Kumar Sahu Delhi
The marginalised women of Medak district have shown the way to other farmers, scientists and policy makers to regenerate sustainable and citizen controlled food systems Akash Bisht Medak (Andhra Pradesh)
Sandip Ray is aware that any film he makes almost inevitably invites comparisons with his father, Satyajit Ray’s work. But he does not feel intimidated. This fourth-generation Ray has just finished his ninth film, a Psychological thriller, slated for release in November Arup K De Kolkata
For dalits of Semra village, Rahul Gandhi’s visit was like manna from heaven. It forced government officials to fast track development work Pradeep Kapoor Semra (UP)
Creative expression is not only for pleasure. It must also be a factor while generating livelihood opportunities
Rahul Ghai Bikaner
Habib Tanvir had extraordinary strength of character and zest for life that inspired him to love more than one woman and be the father of two daughters and an affectionate grandfather to three grandsons Anna Tanvir France
Obstruction to freedom of expression makes the insistence on one’s own space and speech invaluable. When public spaces are patrolled and right to express oneself is suppressed, personal freedom is at stake Ankita Chawla Delhi
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The excitement that morning was different from those spent earlier at other oasis cities along the Great Silk Road.
My 13-year-old daughter and her friends were thrilled when the government announced a nationwide closure of schools for the rest of the week.
I'm overjoyed that US President Obama got the Nobel peace prize based on the rather impressive body of work he's not yet done for world peace. This means, I stand a chance to win it within the next few years - hey, I too have good intentions to foster brotherly love. I'm anti-nukes. I go one step further than Obama as well - I believe that even Osama bin Laden has a good heart - all we have to do is find him and rip it out as proof.
The advantage of getting old is that one can spot charlatans, turncoats easier. You can also see writers, journalists, TV talking heads, and columnists change their tune when their chosen party has taken a beating. Supporters of Hindutva have been particularly good at it. Members of the BJP think tanks are going around as objective news commentators. Some of those who used to hang around with BJP leaders and had flaunted their RSS roots are slowly gravitating towards the ruling Congress party.