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Schools should not declare holiday when a minister dies

The practice, of declaring a school holiday when a minister dies, should be discontinued. The only exception — if one is required — is when a sitting Prime Minister or President dies in office.

This happens more frequently in India because in the short 60 year time span since Independence, we have had several Prime ... read more

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Outsourcing justice — the Mumbai attacks

Companies all over the world turn to India when they need to outsource business processes or call centers or even cutting edge technical work. We are good at this kind of work.

However, when it comes to kicking butt (literally), we are not good. Let’s admit it. After all, we have too much of Gandhi’s ... read more

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Finally, a Fatwa against terrorism

When the ‘silent majority’ is no longer silent, it is very good news as nothing else can more effective — in this case, curbing terrorism. It should make it lot more difficult to entice/recruit youth to go on the wrong path.

The Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind (JUH), the country’s largest Islamic organisation, on Saturday Nov 8, endorsed a ... read more

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West Bengal or West Bandhall?

Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and Bangalore were renamed Mumbai, Kolkatta, Chennai and Bengalooru respectively.

Why not rename states? With bandhs happening in the state at frequent intervals why not rename West Bengal as West Bandhall? ... read more

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