Two young girls in colourful salwar kameez, dupattas draped casually over their shoulders, walked the opposite direction. Another woman went alone, a black chaddar over her blue salwar kurta
By resolutely eliminating corruption in power structures, removing tainted ministers and by pushing reforms for the majority of poor in the margins, the PM can actually shift the paradigm Hardnews Bureau
The radical mandate of the massive pro-democracy people's movement and elections is rapidly getting lost as Maoists, other politicians parties and the army slug it out Nepal Prashant Jha Kathmandu
Although G20 leaders reached a consensus on the global stimulus package, it has received a mixed response. Many believe that it has refused to address the abject failure of neo-liberal capitalism Sophia Furber London
Hardnews investigations reveal that most foreign bank accounts are of Indian companies and politicians. Will Advani have the courage to do an Obama on these banks? Sanjay Kapoor Berne (Switzerland) / Delhi
Swiss banks are destabilising democracies by providing safe havens to big-moneyed tax evaders in poor countries that are forced to raise taxes to fund their development Sanjay Kapoor Berne (Switzerland)
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The Taliban's continuous reneging from agreements made with the government may yet turn the tide against them and enable the military to move decisively against them, which it has so far been unable or unwilling to do. Beena Sarwar Karachi
Indian policy towards Pakistan is like the Mughal emperor who just didn’t want to know what’s going to hit him Jawed Naqvi Delhi