Monthly Archives: August 2017

BRICS off the wall – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2017)

BRICS off the wall – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2017) At Copenhagen in 2009, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, then Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and other leaders of the newly formed BASIC group (with Brazil and South Africa) were sitting in … Continue reading

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Pragmatic in London – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2017)

Pragmatic in London – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2017) The Labour Party’s surprise announcement that Britain should continue in the European single market, at least for some time after the March 2019 Brexit deadline, reflects the late dawning of. For further … Continue reading

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Après le déluge – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2017)

Après le déluge – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2017) The return of the deluge to Mumbai and the paralysis suffered by the city bring up the question of why Indian cities are unable to improve their resilience to extreme weather events. For … Continue reading

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What’s cooking? (Cutting and mixing food) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Aug 30, 2017)

What’s cooking? (Cutting and mixing food) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Aug 30, 2017) A few weeks ago we looked at cooking words – specifically the range of verbs that describe cooking with the use of an oven. Today … Continue reading

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Lessons from Doklam – The Hindu (Aug 30, 2017)

Lessons from Doklam – The Hindu (Aug 30, 2017) The resolution of the Sino-Indian military stand-off at Doklam, that lasted close to two and a half months, is a much-awaited and welcome development where patient statecraft and deft diplomacy seem to … Continue reading

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Two medals strong – The Hindu (Aug 30, 2017)

Two medals strong – The Hindu (Aug 30, 2017) It was an epic final at badminton’s biggest stage, and it stood out as the finest advertisement for the women’s game. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here … Continue reading

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Rallying together – The Hindu (Aug 30, 2017)

Rallying together – The Hindu (Aug 30, 2017) Not all political alliances increase the winning chances of the constituent parties. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with permission. Courtesy: The Hindu Word List-1 (To Improve English … Continue reading

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Nandyal for Naidu – The Hindu (Aug 29, 2017)

Nandyal for Naidu – The Hindu (Aug 29, 2017) In the absence of a driving issue, by-elections tend to favour ruling parties. The results of the current set of elections in Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Delhi thus held no big surprises. … Continue reading

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Diary of an unusual year – The Hindu (Aug 29, 2017)

Diary of an unusual year – The Hindu (Aug 29, 2017) When Urjit Patel was elevated to the post of Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) a year ago, among the qualities that recommended him were his orthodoxy, technical competence … Continue reading

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When home is a highway – The Hindu

When home is a highway – The Hindu (Aug 26, 2017) The whirring sound of moving rotor blades of the helicopter in the sky alerts everyone in the colony on the Buddha Nagara Radha embankment in Mushahari block of Muzaffarpur … Continue reading

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