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It’s the end of Berlin’s ‘sexy’ era

I will miss his sayings but not his policies,” Michael Kellner, a leader of Germany’s Green Party, tweeted upon hearing about Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit’s decision to resign in December.

Railways needs stability, not speed

Cricket politics and railways —- these perhaps are the most popular topics of unstructured and spontaneous public debate in India. Which is why it came as

Why Merkel is Europe's go-to leader

She can’t help it. Angela Merkel chancellor of Germany is the most important leader in Europe

Could prohibition mean profiteering?

In the mid 1930s, an American journalist asked Bapu if in an independent India, he would impose total prohibition on the sale and consumption of alcohol. Bapu answered emphatically,

Public perception on climate change

Climate change is already happening; however, surveys conducted in 2008 and 2009 found significant declines in people’s climate change beliefs, risk perceptions, and trust in scientists. According to Anthony

Will the calm in global markets last?

Talk about a summer lull. I worked in finance for the best part of 30 years and I can’t remember a period quite like this

Why UGC must focus on quality

In a vast country like India, where there are pressures from unimaginable elements, many a time, actions taken by state and central governments’ authorities are disturbing and illogical. What

Strengthening family farming in India

The United Nations declared 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) to recognise the importance of family farming in reducing poverty and improving global food security. According

Economics of euthanasia in India

The word euthanasia according to the Oxford dictionary is killing of a person suffering from an incurable disease. Passive euthanasia is where life support systems are withdrawn

Realising the power of language

A Japanese acquaintance who is in charge of India in his company, recently raised the issue of the future of English in India. He was concerned that particularly in

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