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The eternal triangle
What direction will the India-Pakistan peace initiative take? While Islamabad wants the talks to resume from where they were left in Agra, that would mean New Delhi accepting that Kashmir is the core issue. For New Delhi, the central issue must be terrorism, and Washington should not be left in any doubt on this, says G. Parthasarathy More


Making food laws bite
LABELS DO MATTER for consumers in any part of the world. A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study that concludes that "consumers do react to biotech food information" and that "their willingness to pay for food products decreases when the food ... More


Right roads, but wrong ways to build
Well-built roads could mean huge savings in the oil import bill. But the way the country's highways are built raises questions on the purpose and efficacy of our public investment programmes. More


Mandate to UPSC
MANY of us carry only a negative impression of Parliament, associating it with unruly scenes in which those elected to attend to issues affecting the people in a brisk and business-like manner stall proceedings, sometimes for days, wasting ... More


Pondering over POND
POND stands for "Point of Nadir Depart". It is the point at which an individual or an animal or an organisation leaves its bottom-most point and rises towards a better state of being. More


Sowing confusion
`No one in Delhi appears to have the ability to think anything through. Up there in Delhi they are so busy chasing each other with trishuls and lathis and digging up mosques that I doubt whether they are even aware of what goes through the Lok Sabha. Every policy is ad hoc, thrown together hastily and then comes the deluge of second, third and fourth thoughts that causes the chaos.' More


WTO and the blame game
"Earlier there was one East India Company, now the WTO is bringing in thousands of them" NEVER before has the world shrunk so much. Satellite television and the Internet have accelerated the process. Not many realise that globalisation ... More


`Education is worth wool and wheat' — Dr Brendan Nelson, Australian Minister for Education, Science and Training
With overseas students becoming a major source of revenue for the Australian economy, a coordinated effort is to be made to attract more students from outside the country, says Dr Brendan Nelson, Australian Minister for Education, ... More


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