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Truth After A Thousand Lies

Truth After A Thousand Lies

Aug 03, 2017

In today’s maelstrom of unregulated content, propaganda finds a natural disguise. Stanley’s important research looks at its well-oiled inner workings.

'Nithari Is Not An Isolated Incident'

'Nithari Is Not An Isolated Incident'

Jan 15, 2007

So says the first and highest ranking woman police officer of the country, pointing out that such incidents cannot be stopped till the time police reforms, as directed by the Supreme Court recently, are implemented.

The Callous Youth?

The Callous Youth?

Dec 14, 2006

Why is it that the young professionals like doctors, engineers, software professionals, finance consultants do not even go out to vote ? Aren't we a country of the young, ruled by the old, a country where cabinet ministers walk with the help of walki

Beyond Barak

Beyond Barak

Oct 16, 2006

Charges of corruption in defence deals are political witch-hunts and personal vendettas, claims the close aide of former Defence Minister George Fernandes and it affects morale of the armed forces. Nonsense, counters the former chief of Indian Navy.

General Distrust

General Distrust

Oct 03, 2006

A former foreign minister of Pakistan and a former Indian high commissioner in Islamabad on whether General Musharraf can be trusted after the latest disclosures in his book.

He Taught In A College...

He Taught In A College...

Sep 07, 2006

I see that the world continues to move on as if nothing happened, people continue to lead their lives normally, despite the fact that an elderly college professor was murdered in broad daylight by goonda elements. Was the only fault of my father for

'A Silent Revolution'

'A Silent Revolution'

Aug 29, 2006

'We have around 2,50,000 elected panchayats in the country, for which more than 32 lakh elected representatives (more than the population of Norway) are working. Out of these 12 lakh elected representatives are women...'

Confrontation? What Confrontation?

Confrontation? What Confrontation?

Jul 24, 2006

The law minister is blatant - says 'it has been respectfully conveyed to the President that suggestions given by him would be discussed in Parliament. His message would be read out in Parliament and discussion on the bill would centre around that.'

What Has Israel Achieved?

What Has Israel Achieved?

Jul 20, 2006

'Israel has attacked its neighbours many times after it was struck by violence, but it has provided no solution, instead it has led to escalation of tension in the region. All options must be looked into after Mumbai blasts, but we have to be careful

'A Dangerous Trend'

'A Dangerous Trend'

Jun 05, 2006

'Do not forget that student wing of Congress party, the NSUI has also opposed Fanaa in Gujarat and my petition also includes that,' argues the outspoken film director, reiterating also that 'it is wrong and illogical for the states to ban D

Talk The Talk

Talk The Talk

May 31, 2006

We should be talking to Pakistan on issues which concern both the countries, but the worry begins when the internal J&K issue is treated as tri-lateral.

Why No Protests On Capitation Fees?

Why No Protests On Capitation Fees?

May 25, 2006

The anti-quota participant in the programme was not really qualified to debate the well-known social-scientist who argued that we can point out the flaws in quotas, but to say that the entire mechanism should be scrapped would be going too far.

No Lessons Learnt

No Lessons Learnt

Apr 17, 2006

How long would we keep on debating the causes of Meerut, Uphaar Cinema tragedy or Mandi Dabwali fire? What stops preventive and corrective measures to be taken urgently? Is blaming the authorities alone not a cop-out? Don't the private bodies need to

'Criminals Would Continue To Be Acquitted'

'Criminals Would Continue To Be Acquitted'

Apr 13, 2006

The former Chief Justice argues that changes in criminal law are urgently required. But the former Delhi Police Commissioner points to the conviction in the Tandoor case to argue that if the police do their job, justice can be meted out despite the p

'BJP Is Not Clear On What Stand To Take'

'BJP Is Not Clear On What Stand To Take'

Apr 04, 2006

'Rajnath Singh said a bill should be brought and passed retrospectively, whereas Jaitley said the bill should be passed but not retrospectively. However the BJP president again said this was not the case and it should be passed retrospectively only.

'Fund Raisers And Political Managers Have Taken Over The BJP'

'Fund Raisers And Political Managers Have Taken Over The BJP'

Mar 29, 2006

The firebrand Hindutva icon on why she was expelled from the BJP, on Sonia Gandhi, on why the NDA did not hand over the undisputed land for temple construction and on plans for her new party.

'Third Front Cannot Emerge Overnight'

'Third Front Cannot Emerge Overnight'

Mar 13, 2006

'We would continue our efforts towards building a third alternative, but we do not want a communal government to replace the UPA at the centre,' says the General Secretary of the CPI.

'A Reaction To Every Action'

'A Reaction To Every Action'

Mar 01, 2006

The newly appointed minorities affairs minister, when asked about UP minister Haji Yaqoob Qureshi, maintains that 'first of all, action should be taken against those who initiated the cartoons and then let us talk about the reactions'. He also says,

Iran Today, Who Tomorrow?

Iran Today, Who Tomorrow?

Feb 09, 2006

This resolution wants Iran to shut shop, simply because the P5 are saying they do not trust you. Trust could be very tricky, it is Iran today and could be any other nation tomorrow, argue the former permanent representative to the UN and CPM's leader

Not A Candidate For Prime Ministership

Not A Candidate For Prime Ministership

Jan 10, 2006

The new BJP president on the challenges facing his party, infighting among second generation leaders, ideology, relationship with the Sangh, Advani, Uma Bharati and much else

Finally, Towards Transparency...

Finally, Towards Transparency...

Dec 14, 2005

India's first Central Information Commissioner (CIC) on whether his commission under the Right to Information (RTI) Act would be able to bring transparency and accountability in India's public life...

'Sermons For The Poor'

'Sermons For The Poor'

Nov 28, 2005

'I do not see any hope for countries like India at the Montreal conference ... I apprehend that both the US and the EU would put pressure on China and India that they must think about the world...'

The Left And The Right Of It

The Left And The Right Of It

Nov 15, 2005

If the CPI(M)-led Left Front in its anti-Americanism is blatantly blackmailing the UPA government on its foreign policy, even communalising it by references to the Shias of India being closer to Iran, the politically expedient BJP seems to have no id

Work More, Talk Less

Work More, Talk Less

Nov 08, 2005

The J&K chief minister says that for the first time in 57 years, the state secretariat would be open for eight hours instead of the seven hours earlier, as he holds forth on the other issues facing the state.

'We Have Broken The Trend Of Hypocritical Politics'

'We Have Broken The Trend Of Hypocritical Politics'

Nov 02, 2005

It has happened for the first time in J&K that a ruling party continued to speak on issues which it used to while it was in opposition, says the outgoing chief minister, adding that he sees the government, under the new Congress CM continuing smoothl

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