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  • Indian batsmen found wanting in 'English' conditions

    By the time the sun pierced through the clouds on the third morning of the first cricket Test of the return series between India and Sri Lanka, at the Eden Gardens, the green top and the moving ball in seaming conditions occupied the mind space.A depression over the Bay of Bengal brought rain to Kol...

  • Indira Gandhi's fearlessness brought out the best in her

    No past Prime Minister of India evokes as much passion as Indira Gandhi. Her admirers believe she could do no wrong and was the messianic leader India needed in her time; her detractors hold her responsible for creating a personality cult, encouraging dynastic politics and weakening the institutions...

  • BBC investigation exposes US, UK protecting IS in Syria

    A BBC expose, with graphic visuals, is quite emphatic: The US and British-led coalition forces enabled hundreds of IS jihadists escape from Raqqa after the headquarters of their self-declared Caliphate was bombarded out of recognition. This will set the cat among the pigeons.The matter will surely c...

  • It's time to put a little truth in children's literature

    I grew up in a house of books and reading. Every evening, we had what was called a "quiet time", when we sat together just before dinner, listening to classical music and reading our own books. I hated that time. I resented being made to sit still and quiet. But my parents and sisters were avid read...

  • Antibiotic resistance: Broader implications for humanity

    By Sakib Burza & Kavitha Devdas It is difficult to imagine a world where a minor bacterial infection from a wound is untreatable and could possibly lead to death. In the short time that antibiotics have been around, their excessive and occasionally irrational usage by humans for medical purposes...

  • Rural cooking solutions: Oil from agricultural stubble may be an answer

    At the Clean Cooking Forum held in New Delhi earlier this month, one of the panels discussed the use of alcohol for cooking. Use of alcohol for cooking is gaining traction in African and Latin American countries as it provides clean burning, drastically reducing household pollution.Use of alcohol fu...

  • Sports is the best drug

    Let there be no doubt. In life, there's no bigger, and persistent, high than good health. No drug can match the thrill of competing in sports. Reality well lived is more enticing than the coloured vision of a drug addict.There's always hope, and life has this enviable capacity to bounce back, unless...

  • Checking pollution: Government needs to act

    The Delhi government has declared a medical emergency with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) sending out alarming messages on its website, calling for states to tackle pollution on a "priority basis".The CPCB is holding frantic meetings to keep the public updated on the alarming PM (particu...

  • Graded measures, not knee-jerk reactions needed against air pollution

    By Amit Kapoor"Delhi is a wakeup call for the world on air pollution. It clearly tells us that unless decisive actions are taken to reduce air pollution, the events we are witnessing in Delhi over the past week are likely to be increasingly common." Unicef released this statement last year when thic...

  • Bonn climate talks: Resurrection of trust deficit

    The 2012 Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol extends its life as it includes the second commitment period (2012-2020) for 37 industrialised countries which took similar legally-binding commitments during the first commitment period (2008-2012). The legally binding obligations of the 37 industr...

  • Pinned against the wall: Losing the argument in Srinagar

    The arrival of Dineshwar Sharma, formerly of the Intelligence Bureau, as the Centre's interlocutor in troubled Jammu and Kashmir has clearly not set the Jhelum on fire. But Hari Niwas, the former Maharaja's palace, Sharma's HQ, has acquired a temporary prominence with armoured personnel carriers, TV...

  • Dhoni should be left to decide his future

    Seldom does one come across a captain making it a habit of praising his predecessor. And all the former players who played with either or both differ on Mahendra Singh Dhoni playing in the shortest format, Twenty20, advancing different reasons.It all started with former cricketers Venkata Sai Laxman...