1. Future bombed

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    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s clarification has failed to pacify me. After making a sweeping statement that “government schools breed naxalism and should be handed over to private players”, he has tried to do some damage-control, saying he was actually referring to “sick government schools in naxal-affected areas”. I would have...
  2. Telangana: An opportunity lost?

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    “What I did was simple. I declared that the British could not order me about in my own country”, I read Mahatma Gandhi saying, while reading up for my English exam the next day. The Non-cooperation and movement and the later Civil disobedience movement were the coolest schemes ever employed....
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    You cannot make friends or poke anyone if you are IIT Madras campus. That’s because the institution has blocked Facebook on campus. But not because of any moral hangups but because of the network that is getting clogged as a result. The Times of India reports that it is strange that...
  4. Opening hearts with books

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    By Uma Sudhir On the eve of Children’s Day, I happened to be at a home for orphan children in the Mahendra Hills area of Secunderabad. Joy Home, run by a doctor couple without any support from the government or any other agency. Dr Nirmala Jyothi said no funds could...
  5. “My name is Telangana”

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    By Uma Sudhir I first saw it inside the hospital complex at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) in Hyderabad in December 2009, when TRS leader K Chandrasekhar Rao was on fast inside NIMS. The Andhra Bank counter there was rechristened as `Telangana Bank’ by pro-statehood votaries. Now as the...