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Threats and fears

I don’t think I understand what the Paris climate-change conference has achieved beyond enough promises of positive action for everyone to be allowed to go home, if not quite as early as most had hoped. I always have the feeling with such pr......   | Read..
 
Letters to the Editor

Equal rights

Sir — In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India dispelled the rigi... | Read»

Unsafe zone

Sir — A horrifying accident on December 16 led to the death of an Air India... | Read»

Incorrect steps

Sir — The demolition of a slum near the railway lines in west Delhi and the... | Read»

 
EDITORIAL

Inglorious exit

The long whistle has been blown to signal the end of Joseph Blatter’s reign in Fifa. Mr Blatter leaves the field not as a hero but in disgrace. Fifa’s ethics co......   | Read..
 
 

Balancing act

In matters concerning West Asia, India has always had to tread a fine line. This is not merely because the gridlock of competing interests and rivalries of countries in the......   | Read..
 
 
BONA FIDE

Begin on a new note

Merry Christmas to you all. It is also a full moon night heralding hope. There is a longing for a new and bright light to dissolve the darkness that has overwhelmed us all ......   | Read..
SCRIPSI

We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming — well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate. — AMY TAN

 
BOOKS
In our good books
John Singer Sargent: Painting Friends (National Portrait Gallery) accompanied an exhibition at the Portrait Gallery, London, of this American artist’s portraits of his friends, mostly artists......   | Read..
 
Fiction
The reader is taken on a tour of the streets of Istanbul through Mevlut Karatas, an itinerant seller of yogurt and boza. Boza is a mildly alcoholic drink from the Ottoman times that has gone out of......   | Read..
 
Non Fiction
In North London stood a quiet dwelling that housed no less than 20,000 books. This is the biography of the man who built it. Chimen Abramsky, a gentle and remarkable individual, went on to&nbs......   | Read..
 
Memoirs & biographies
An exceptionally bold attempt to reconstruct the personal life and persona of Emperor Ashoka. Lahiri uses a variety of sources, other than the edicts of Ashoka, to bring together biography and hist......   | Read..