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    Alias anything you please

    John Kendall Hawkins | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    Like some latter day Prufrock, I have measured out my life in Dylan tunes. Fifty years of one more cup of coffee. That’s a lot...

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    Lanka cardinal’s prayer and the politicians’ response

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    CARDINAL Malcolm Ranjith expressed the sentiments that are with most Sri Lankans today irrespective of their ethnicity or religion. At the reopening of St Anthony’s...

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    Shaky building blocks

    Shailaja Menon | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    MANY children in elementary classrooms across India cannot read and write proficiently, as demonstrated on an annual basis by the annual status of education reports....

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    President’s predicament in New Delhi

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    THE president Abdul Hamid’s call on the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at his recent inaugural in New Delhi was in breach of state protocol....

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    A short history of a controversial idea

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 17, 2019

    THE politics of economic growth are complex and contested as never before. In rich countries, rates of GDP growth have declined, decade after decade since...

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    Ayodhya dispute

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on June 17, 2019

    THE Indian supreme court’s order appointing three members as a mediatory panel to resolve the 70-year-old Babri Masjid dispute flouts every established rule on the...

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 17, 2019

    IN MAY 1976, when I joined as director of social welfare, I found that the directorate had a very promising programme for development of women...

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    Climate change imperils earth

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 17, 2019

    CARBON dioxide, a natural constituent of the atmosphere, has so long been playing a useful role in plant and animal life on the earth. The...

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    Missing masses amidst clientelism

    Unnayan Onneshan | Updated at 12:00am on June 16, 2019

    THE 48th national budget of the 2019–20 financial year is placed when macroeconomic instability looms large with creeping imbalances while the situation of common people...

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    Notes from days when cricket wasn’t war

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on June 16, 2019

    THIS Sunday, I look forward to being seated with friends in an arc around the TV set, ready to exult at the outcome of the...

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