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Don’t feel abused

Having pragmatically won the world’s attention during the Kargil crisis, India now has to coolly assess the changed nuances of US policy, and understand the opportunity that lies ahead.

Subsidised to suffer

Subsidy trap is suicidal as it makes governments believe they are doing enough for farmers. It fools farmers & keeps agricultural input industry within licence-quota-subsidy vortex.

Kebabs and Kargil

A look into the mind of upper crust India — on the way it relates to Kashmir crisis, its understanding of Kargil war & its comprehension of the seriousness of military warfare.

Icondemnyou.com

Former CVC chief N Vittal's open list of civil servants facing corruption allegations shows it's silly to address question of corruption in bureaucracy in isolation of the system.

Your turn to strike, Mr Prime Minister

Facing a series of trade union protests, the choice for PM Vajpayee is clear — either go the Gujral/Gowda way by surrendering or the Maggie/Indira way & show some spunk.

On Camera

YourTurn

A still from Laal Singh Chaddha starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan

Why Laal Singh Chaddha is not a Forrest Gump remake. It’s just another Bollywood film

The makers of Laal Singh Chaddha set limits for the film by not choosing a lead character from the majority dominant Hindu community.
Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain | File image | Flickr

Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain dies at 59

Jaipur-born Jain was the first non-European to head Deutsche Bank; family remembers his fighting spirit till the very end

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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