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Iran: N for Nuanced

The US will not push military confrontation with Iran, at least until after the November presidential polls. There are strong indications that direct back channel talks are on between Washington and Tehran 
Nilova Roy Chaudhury Delhi 

Quintessentially London

It needed fiction writer and a purveyor of phantasmagoria to reiterate to a world audience why Great Britain ran such a vast empire. So it was in the fitness of things that the organisers of the London Olympics deployed the creative skills of Oscar winning director, Danny Boyle, to cheerfully and unapologetically locate Imperial Great Britain as an Isle that changed the world. His interpretation of the industrial revolution had shades of both Charles Dickens and Adam Smith, which meant toiling working classes juxtaposed with adventurous mercantilists. 

Hiroshima

Surely, if Cain could kill Able justifiably, what is Teheran  to a Cain multiplied a trillion times since god destroyed  Babel?
Badri Raina Delhi

Mind it

LONDON, AUG 2- Claudio Capelli of Switzerland competes in the vault during the men's individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August