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29 November 2011

NATO vs Shias: A geopolitical miscalculation

The Wahhabis, who now merit NATO backing, continue on their global mission of converting the Muslim Ummah to its relatively harsh and antediluvian ways of thinking and living. For NATO, this is a geopolitical miscalculation that will have tragic security consequences for the alliance within a decade.

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18 November 2011

26/11: National Day Of Remembrance

Mumbai is surrounded on all sides by water and is just as vulnerable to attack by sea as it was on 26/11. Maharashtra needs formalised maritime governance - a coordination of all maritime activity with a constant, collective awareness of the surrounding maritime domain.

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18 November 2011

The Right to Security Act

An active, vigilant citizenry is a vital partner in the fight against terrorism. However, Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, founder of the Lok Satta Party, argues that this can only be possible with a new legal framework that emphasises efficiency and inclusiveness.

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12 November 2011

Notes from Kenya, Day 2: Meeting the Maasai

Magadi, a company town, is the second largest source of soda in the world – Kenya’s prime natural resource. Mark Hannant, a communications consultant, writes to us from Kenya, interviews executives from the Magadi Soda Company and also people from the local Maasai communities.

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9 November 2011

Notes from Kenya, Day 1: Lake Magadi

Magadi, a company town, is the second largest source of soda in the world – Kenya’s prime natural resource. Mark Hannant, a communications consultant, writes to us from Kenya, interviews executives from the Magadi Soda Company and also people from the local Maasai communities.

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4 October 2011

Looking at the Lokpal’s fine print

The anti-corruption protests have offered some suggestions for the media and the cognoscenti to take forward. Now what is required is deeper discussion, which can create an example of a healthy democratic process of citizen participation in governance and policy making.

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26 September 2011

Reasserting India’s independence

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s speech at the UN General Assembly has put Indian perceptions on the record and clearly outlined India’s independent foreign policy. India came out unequivocally in support of the Palestinian struggle & reiterated its traditional stance of respecting countries’ sovereignty.