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Making sense of India's response to the Gaza crisis

'Earlier India as part of the Third World fought for the rights of the Palestinians. But oddly the defeat of the Congress and the decline of the Nehruvian imagination has altered such perceptions.......

Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Chinese author Mo Yan has won the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature. Mo Yan is often referred to as the Chinese answer to Franz Kafka or Joseph Heller, according to Wikipedia. He beat perennial......

Are Maoists 'political prisoners'?

Recent court decisions have granted 'political prisoner' status to arrested Maoists. Bibhu Prasad Routray examines how that decision will affect India's battle to control and fight the Maoist......

'The Arab Spring is in great distress'

Former diplomat MK Bhadrakumar delivered a keynote address -- The Arab spring: The region and India -- at an international seminar held in Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi. Here's the complete......

Day 3: Live Oprah at Jaipur, Rushdie ghost haunts fest

As the four authors who read out from The Satanic Verses have been asked to leave Jaipur, yet another speaker steps across the line.'s Abhishek Mande takes you through the day in......

Freedom, hurt sentiments and dissent

Can there be a democratic polity without a culture of democratic behaviour? This may seem like a hackneyed question. But it has, once again, been brought into sharp focus in two very different......

Argumentative Amartya

When the Nobel Prize marked its centenary in 2001, the foundation asked a handful of laureates for two mementos each that might be included in an exhibit. "They took away my bicycle, on which I had......

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Q. I HAVE SEEN ONE THING, the males are more beautifull in this Nature's creation. Just see Animals, Birds, Reptiles etc etc. everywhere the MALES are BEAUTIFULL. But when the matter come to the human race, we always praised and exaggurated the FEMALE BEAUTY. \We have given (even our literature, poets etc etc)over importance to the female beauty. Why it is like this? \Is it the tendency of human beings to go against the nature or something else ? Whats your view friends....?
:  A. No, Peekay, it is not that way as we relate it to even the human species. Who said males are not beautiful. You watch National Geographic or...... more

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Sanskrit's revival

There is a bigger design at work in aggressively promoting the ancient Indian language and luring youth with the bait that it will help them... ...
Small gaps, big impact

Many thoughts in my mind, this glorious November! Reason enough, I figured, to veer away from the usual HR Matters column format and dwell on some... ...
Can we safeguard our right to question and demur?

We Indians love boasting about our hoary heritage, our many-splendoured past. Listening to those accounts, I wonder: are we the same people? Have... ...
I have certainly benefited tremendously from copying my mother

By Akhil Sharma I love my mother. Probably there is nobody in the world I admire as much. She is also incredibly difficult to be with, and the... ...
Japan novelist Murakami backs Hong Kong protesters

Tokyo: Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami sent a message of support to Hong Kong`s pro-democracy protesters likening their struggle to the fight to... ...

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