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Loser at both ends
A government can perhaps carry on even if it loses respect. It is a different matter when it loses credibility. India descends a further eight places in the international listing of least corrupt countries. A key member of the government’s think tank...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
Fight club
Sir — As Ramachandra Guha says in “Degrading democracy” (Dec 3), our political leaders have brought ...  | Read.. 
 
Poetic injustice
Sir — A grave threat is looming over the house where the great poet, Jibanananda Das, used to live. ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
BACK PEDAL
The neat world of classical mechanics is never replicated in politics, where the intentions of human beings are often in conf...| Read.. 
 
SMOOTH EXIT
Compared to the bluff and bluster that marked the start of America’s Iraq operation in 2003, its retreat from Baghdad yesterd...| Read.. 
 
BONA FIDE
 
A cure for the nation
Do we deserve the leaders we have? Parliament is embarrassing and leaves us squirming, as we make India look like a mad and c...  | Read.. 
SCRIPSI
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. — UMBERTO ECO
 
BOOKS
City of stories
Delhi has a way of making an indelible impression on the heart. Even now, w...  | Read.. 
 
A lion among jackals
After reading Lucknow Boy, I regretted accepting the Aspen Institute’s invitation to chair a talk by Robert ...  | Read.. 
 
Parenting a troubled nation
The protection of children’s rights has figured prominently in the discourses of social scientists in the ...  | Read.. 
 

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