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Come! Get out of the rut
Being with school kids is a good way to re-energise, rejuvenate
Polls and policies
Pakistan needs to think how to engage India’s new government
McCarthyism comes to Turkey
FOR SEVERAL months, Turkey has been in the throes of a political war. The latest controversy emerged after a series of wiretapped phone conversations between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and members of his inner circle were exposed systematically on the Internet.
Save your smile
SMILES HAVE become so scarce in Pakistan these days that a nationwide campaign was launched last week to protect this endangered feature of human face. “Everybody wanted people to celebrate healthy smiles by taking care of their teeth and gums,” Mr Right flashed a pearly smile.
Crimea and punishment
NATO’S WARNING last Sunday that Russian troops were massing on Ukraine’s eastern border was followed by Kiev’s announcement of impending conflict, even as it sensibly ordered the withdrawal of its forces from freshly annexed Crimea. The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), meanwhile, gathered in The Hague to thrash out a response.
Instrument of propaganda?
THE QATAR-BASED Al Jazeera displays the ‘power’ of Qatar in resolving problems, but is, in fact, a breeding ground for the spread of a disease called Qatari propaganda. The channel’s core functioning is based on political propaganda and it has lived up to the adage that ‘empty vessels make the most noise’.
Laughter, the best campaign
THE COMMITTEES which cobbled together the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) advertising campaign got one fundamental proposition right: Anger is a formidable weapon, but rage is counterproductive. There is a fine but defining line between raising your voice and losing your balance. And sometimes satire works far better than a scream.
How to grow creativity
All of us are creators at heart, all we need is to cultivate the spark
A climate to live with
When cities turned their backs on bamboo, the heat set in
India’s debt to Khushwant
The ‘man in the bulb’ never pretended to be polite but led a full life
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