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Challenging task

Idrak Z. Bhatty, the fifth director-general from 1981 to 1990 of the National Council of Applied Economic Research, passed away earlier this month. He spent most of his working life there. I want to write about the challenges of heading social science research institutions in India....   | Read..
 
Letters to the Editor
Needless fuss
Sir — Mulayam Singh Yadav’s call to ban the use of English in Parliament is ludicrous (“Tied tongue ...  | Read.. 
 
Words and might
Sir — I was saddened to read that the British author and Nobel laureate, Doris Lessing, passed away ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL

SURE FAILURE

The long process of issuing new bank licences may perhaps be approaching its end. Whom the licences will be issued to is also...   | Read..
 

NO WAY TO GO

To feel safe and free in public spaces is every citizen’s entitlement. But, in India, this could often be a conflicted terrai...   | Read..
 
FIFTH COLUMN
 
Little change
The big news is that China’s one-child policy is being relaxed. After 34 years, when most Chinese families were officially li...  | Read.. 
SCRIPSI
People often ask me why my style is so simple. It is, in fact, deceptively simple, for no two sentences are alike. It is clarity that I am striving to attain, not simplicity. — RUSKIN BOND