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`Dead force'?
Time alone can tell whether the exertions of leaders of 118 nations in Havana to breathe new life into the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) will result in anything tangible. Conceived by the trio of Jawaharlal Nehru, ... More

Can NAM show its teeth?
It remains to be seen how the future will unfold for the Non-Aligned Movement which has lost its moorings but which is loathe to be cast into the limbo of history. That it can still gather together in one place for a summit meeting suggests that the yearning to play a useful role on the international stage is still there. NAM may not be in a position effectively to establish itself in a garb different from what it sported 30 years ago because of the eclectic nature of its membership. More

Banks face charges
Banks must have the freedom to price their services, but the price must be in consonance with the service rendered. More

Make knowledge utilitarian
For the poor, utility is what counts most. Insisting that the poor must have ten years of academic schooling, is like asking them to eat cake when they do not have bread. The education system is designed for the well-to-do by copying ideas from rich Western countries. This, says P. V. INDIRESAN, ignores the need of employable skills. More

Concern on the dilution of FRBM guidelines
RBI Annual Report 2005-06 More

Needed: Practitioner teachers in ICT
The emerging shortage of trained people in the information and communication technology (ICT) field is alarming. The Government is talking of opening 30 new institutes to train young people in this discipline over the next three to five years. Is ... More

Reality check your buying decision
Some American manufacturers are offering a new dimension to their customers — be patriotic and buy a `Made in US' product at a higher price and keep the jobs home, or buy the `Made in India' product and support people there on social ground s. To be fair, in reality the purchase decision is more rational; it is between lower costs in India, complex tooling in Taiwan, versus an opportunity to see the product made in the domestic location. More


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