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New lamps for old
The minister for human resource development, Kapil Sibal, is a man in a hurry. His haste would be welcome, if the government’s proposals for higher education were not so scandalous. Amazingly, despite a few distinguished voices of dissent, there has ...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
Wrong signal
Sir — The accident involving the Goa Express and the Mewar Express shows the callousness of railway ...  | Read.. 
 
Grow with caution
Sir — I agree with the editorial, “All the hoops” (Oct 20), that genetically manufactured crops are ...  | Read.. 
 
Parting shot
Sir — The borders between Jharkhand and West Bengal are reportedly not secured as far as the moveme ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
BANK ON IT
Is the dollar losing its status as the premier international reserve currency? Since the end of 2008, the US dollar has depre...| Read.. 
 
SMALL CHANGE
Communist leaders are very unlike old soldiers — they would rather die than fade away. The top post in a communist party is, ...| Read.. 
 
MALA FIDE
 
Pass the Baton
Wherever one goes in India, there are wonderful buildings, monuments, estates, and open spaces that tell stories of diverse ...  | Read.. 
OPED
Wake up and make the coffee
Earlier this month, a 22-year-old man from Sonarpur first shot his wife, and then himself, with a countrymade revolver the day after he had been scolded by his father for fail...  | Read.. 
 
Monsters under the bed
When I started living alone, one of the first problems I had to deal with was my fear — of creepy-crawlies, and of ghosts. It took me some time to get used to the fact that my...  | Read.. 
 
Flying the nest
A classmate of mine in college was a girl from Gangtok. For a large part of the six years she lived in Calcutta as a student, she found the city dusty, noisy and difficult to ...  | Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
Man has three ways of acting wisely. First, on meditation; that is the noblest. Secondly, on imitation; that is the easiest. Thirdly, on experience; that is the bitterest. — CONFUCIUS