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Unfriendly neighbour

With a tougher leader and a stronger government in Delhi, it would have been normal for our neighbours to examine whether they needed to review their India-related policies....   | Read..
Letters to the Editor

Sir - It is unfortunate that the chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, has alleged that the Research and Analysis Wing of India is responsible for carrying out the Burdwan blasts in October this year without having any solid proof at her disposal. Her action has not gone down well with our neighbouring country. A Bangladesh minister has admitted that the people of his country think that Banerjee may not be sincere enough in curbing the menace of terrorism ("CM's theory denounced in Dhaka", Nov 25).


A black look

Americans, mostly black but some white people too, have risen in violent as well as peaceful protest against a grand jury - of nine white and three black members - clearing......   | Read..

First choice

In spite of the short poll campaign that followed the surprise announcement of the Jammu and Kashmir elections last month, the people of the state have taken to the democra......   | Read..

Protect The Past

I struggle with anger and despair when I have to work out a plan in which I have to persuade the babus in the cultural domain to do what they should be doing passionately. ......   | Read..

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. - ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

An Indian scholar dies in Oxford
Obituary / Tapan Raychaudhuri (1926-2014). Tapan Raychaudhuri died peacefully in Oxford on the night of Wednesday, November 26. He was born in 1926 in Barisal in what is now Bangladesh....   | Read..
Clean threads
Patrick J. Finn's new book, QUILTS OF INDIA: TIMELESS TEXTILES (Niyogi, Rs 4,500), bears testimony to the author's extensive travels across India and his research into the country's myriad quilting......   | Read..
Portrait of a queen
Victoria: A life By A.N. Wilson, Atlantic, Rs 999 . It took a brave man to take on Queen Victoria (seen with Prince Albert in the picture) in life and for all we know of that life through diaries, ......   | Read..
Paperback Picking

Leaving the past behind