HindustanTimes Mon,24 Nov 2014


Of RIs and NRIs

It wasn?t so long ago when the acronym, NRI, came across to most Indians as something more than just ?Non-Resident Indians?.

The tongue twister

What does paranoia over weapons of mass destruction lead up to? First, to war.

Tapping party lines

Everybody who is anybody these days just has to announce that his or her phone lines are being tapped. Having a posse of Z-security gun-toters around you as you walk about town is oh-so passe.

Missing girls

The skewed sex ratio in India has come into the limelight once again with the publication of a study reported in the Lancet.

Taking the Left front

The winter air has got a needed dash of heat from the thunder and lightening accompanying the clash between telegenic Brinda Karat of the CPI(M) and tele-guru Swami Ramdev.

The green card

In an economy heady with its success in information technology, it is easy to forget that industrially advanced regions like California or countries like France are also leading agricultural producers.

Strike at the core

Bangalore police and intelligence services deserve kudos for the arrest of Mohammed Raiz-ur Rehman, head of LeT operations in south India within a week of the December 28, 2004, attack on Bangalore?s prestigious Indian Institute of Science.

Wilting lotus

The new BJP president, Rajnath Singh, has now been adorned with what its tallest and most enigmatic leader, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, described as a crown of thorns.

Transported to the future

With the Dwarka-Connaught Place line of the Delhi Metro flagged off on Saturday, the DMRC has shown what a combination of adequate finance, modern management and technology can achieve.

The promise this year

Experts have told us that this year started a second too late (as though any of the weekend revellers even noticed).

No hang ups

Here?s something that newly-crowned Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should chew on.

Steeled for change

The tragic death of 12 people in a clash between the police and a group of tribals, protesting against the setting up of a steel plant in Jajpur district in Orissa, has an important lesson for agencies engaged in rehabilitation projects.

Gas-powered games

The New Year has gotten off to a bad start for the world, and it isn?t just terrorism or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction that?s keeping countries on edge.

Not just a second

??.three, two, one!? Revellers ringing in the New Year may not have noticed it, but their countdown to 2006 at midnight last Saturday was off by one full second.

Time for hope

The New Year has come with renewed hopes of peace and harmony in the troubled South Asian region that we live in.
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