Friday , 21 September 2018
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Konkani Tiatr Festival
THERE is no denying that the present-day Goan tiatrists are doing a splendid job of keeping the age-old love for Konkani tiatr alive, in the process promoting the language of Konkani. But it seems necessary to initiate children into the culture of Konkani tiatr as well.

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Nitish’s Gamble

POLITICS is the art of managing contradictions. But in Bihar the fight for one-upmanship between the alliance partners, the BJP and JD(U), is taking a nasty turn with both the parties ignoring the basic tenet of politics. The alliance has been on rocks ever since the advertisement crediting the Gujarat government with helping Bihar was released.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

SC Notice on Honour Killings

IT is simply inexplicable how there has been a spurt of honour killings in a number of states of North India including the capital itself. There is no need to elaborate on the different cases of the brutal murders of young couples of different castes, marrying against the wishes of their parents.

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Bhopal: A Blow on Democratic Structure

By Kuldip Nayar

DEMOCRATIC polity in India has been again exposed when the details of Bhopal gas tragedy have come out. There was a nexus between the judiciary, the executive and the bureaucracy. All the three joined hands to let the chairman Warren Anderson of Union Carbide, the company which owned the gas plant, escape from India.

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The Other Side of Green

OVER five decades since the green revolution started, farmers in Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, the food bowl of India, are realising that the health of the soil is getting worse, the water table is falling and ultimately the productivity is going to be affected. The era of intensive agriculture has brought an era of anxiety.

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Stolen Scripts

THE other day well-known Bollywood writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar lamented that although the Indian film industry had developed in several respects, it was still to develop in terms of screenplay.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Honouring the Dead

THERE should be no doubt that a dead person should be given a decent farewell. Death is the mother of beauty. It is a rest stop for those to travel into eternal life. But it appears that this is not what happened in the case of a woman Maoist killed in an encounter by Indian security personnel.

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New Mantra to Prevent Frequent Polls

By Poonam I Kaushish

Phew, if the heat-wave was not bad enough, elections really poop one out. Specially, in our country which is afflicted by a new disease, PES --- Perpetual Election Syndrome which is wreaking havoc on our body politic --- right, left and centre, week-after-week, month-after-month, year-after-year, a year-long merry-go-round.

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