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The Glass is Half Full

BY RAJDEEP SARDESAI
JOURNALISTS are by training cynics, preferring to see every glass as half empty. But cynicism is no longer the exclusive preserve of media persons.

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No Respect for Human Life

IT is really quite difficult to say if the British police need to learn a lesson or two from their Indian counterparts or the other way round. Both countries, separated by roughly 7,200 km, have faced testing situations but differed in their reactions to it.

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Need for a Probe

THE bane of governance in Goa is that there is an acute lack of institutional memory. Mistakes are repeated only because there are no precedents.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Not Neglected
THIS is in reference to the article by Mr Rohit Phalgaonkar on the sculpture of Gajalakshmi at Dharbandora (NT-Temple Heritage, August 8). It appears that the writer has not gathered his facts correctly.

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Karnataka: Lotus in the Mud

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

IF the Bharatiya Janata Party’s top leadership had decided to demonstrate its lack of political decency, partiality to colossal corruption, poor political judgment, and organisational incompetence, it couldn’t have done better than it did in Karnataka.

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A Wider Eye

NIGHT vision cameras on beaches: this would seem like a state obsessed with security or worried about terrorist attacks. But it’s not. Remember how the Mumbai anti-terrorist squad picked up three suspects from CCTV camera footage at Opera House? Security cameras are a help.

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Britain’s Sick Underbelly

EVERY nation has a dark side, and the world is now witnessing that side of the United Kingdom in full play. It isn’t a pretty sight: teens clashing with police, setting shops ablaze and running away with electronics goods, all for the fun of it.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Allow Non-Designated Bus Stop

ACTING swiftly on a complaint lodged by some citizens, the RTO department issued a strict warning to all buses plying the Aldona to Mapusa route against stopping their buses near the Cooperative Bank in Moira by imposing a hefty fine of Rs 1000 on all violations.

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Kashmir Awaits Discussion

BY KULDIP NAYAR
I HAVE always held that relations between India and Pakistan will evolve. It will be a gradual development, steady and sure. This is what has been called a step by step approach.

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A Political Challenge

THE statement of the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat that the three tribal leaders – Mr Prakash Velip, Mr Ramesh Tawadkar and Mr Vasudev Gaonkar – were arrested “at their own request” is a bit perplexing.

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