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Friday, June 17, 2005
A tsunami and a reality check
By walking out of Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance , the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna has forced a much-needed reality check on the state of affairs in the island-nation. A host of political and military undercurrents lie beyond ...
Bird flu preparing for the worst
Over the past year, the World Health Organisation's warnings about the risk to the global community from the avian influenza, or bird flu, virus of the type A (H5N1) have grown more urgent. Bird flu viruses usually cannot infect humans but H5N1 ...
Leader Page Articles
The continuing power crisis in India
By M.R. Srinivasan
We should encourage public sector companies to build power-generating units. But asine qua nonis that they should be given technical, managerial and financial autonomy, and distanced from political interference.
Differing EU and U.S. interests
By Simon Tisdall
Washington gets uneasy as the EU increasinglyemerges as a credible rival to U.S. superpower.
The thrills without the frills
By V. Jayanth
The strategy of the new low-cost airlines appears to be two-fold attracting a new generation of passengers and enhancing occupancy levels.
Fat versus fiction
By Vivienne Parry
The moral panic about the obesity epidemicwas always hard to swallow. Now, a newstudy says we may have been wrong all along.
Flying the leader, protocol and propriety
By Harish Khare
Leaders of all political parties find themselves, from time to time, having to request the use of aircraft belonging to this or that industrialist or industrial house.
Surviving the monsoon
By Kalpana Sharma
Lack of access to health care during the monsoon is a serious problem. An NGO, through its work in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, has shown a practical way of dealing with it.
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