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POKE ME: Transparency of data collection practices and procedures holds the key to good policymaking

POKE ME: Transparency of data collection practices and procedures holds the key to good policymaking No one would quibble with her view that the world of economic and financial statistics is not ‘static’, and that markets evolve, and policy needs adapt. No one would quibble with her view that the world...

POKE ME: Modi’s ‘Make in America’ (Readers react)

POKE ME: Modi's 'Make in America' (Readers react) The US is trying to play games with China in the South China Sea. Those who created the monster should tame it. The US is trying to play games with China in the South China Sea. Those who created the monster should tame...

Poke Me: Beyond the hype, India has taken a few steps of an arduous journey ahead

Poke Me: Beyond the hype, India has taken a few steps of an arduous journey ahead The challenge a writer confronts in analysing anything Prime Minister Narendra Modi does is separating hype from achievement. And so it is with his latest US visit. The challenge a writer confronts in analysing anything...

Poke Me: We Indians need to get tired of falling for the same politicised traps of deifying our heroes

Poke Me: We Indians need to get tired of falling for the same politicised traps of deifying our heroes The Tanmay case is a particularly curious one and centers around some basic questions: What constitutes offensive speech? On what grounds can it be restricted? The Tanmay case is a particularly curious...

Know your English — How is the word ‘convalesce’ pronounced?

How is the word ‘convalesce’ pronounced? (M. Nagesh, Madurai) The first syllable is pronounced like the word 'con', and the 'a' in the second sounds like the 'a' in 'china'. The final 'lesce' is pronounced like the word 'less'. The word is pronounced 'con-ve-LESS' with the stress on the final syllable....

Passage to English

Here's something for critics of globalisation to chew on. Enrolment in English-medium schools in India has gone up sharply in just two years, from 4.3 per cent of total enrolment in 2003-04 to 6.3 per cent in 2005-06. The surge in English enrolment propels it to third place after Hindi...

The Turn of the Strongman

The political drama that was expected after the LDF victory, as a result of the rivalry between the two stalwarts of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), former Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan and former State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, did not materialise. The transition to power was a smooth affair...

Inclusion Plus Development

Win of BJP has bred an air of expectation perhaps not seen since 1985. It is indicative of the slow pace of progress in the frontier State that the BJP’s successful campaign, three decades on, was also mounted on a promise to solve the foreigners’ issue, and usher in all-round development.

Fishermen in Troubled Waters

Every time relations between the two nations nosedive, it automatically affects Indian prisoners in Pakistan, and vice versa. Read opinion of Jatin Desai over it.

Know your English

“Wow! These sweets are great. Where did you get them?” “My friend Sunil went to Nagpur to attend a wedding. He got them from there.” “Sunil? Isn’t he the chap who helped you pass the chemistry exam?” “Not just chemistry — all science subjects. He's always been there for me.” “One of the...

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