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Indian officers occupying one of the forts in the Ladakh region of northern India during the war between India and China in November 1962. Photo: Getty Images<br />

Lessons not learnt from 1962

3 min read . 28 Oct 2012
For panchayats to emerge as efficient institutions, they must have adequate financial resources transferred to them from other levels of government. Photo: Hindustan Times<br />

Whither the little republics?

3 min read . 16 Oct 2012
For Europe, which suffered over 50 mn casualties in two wars and is now facing economic meltdown, the Nobel Peace Prize comes too late. Photo: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters<br />

Not such a noble prize anymore

3 min read . 15 Oct 2012
The voluntary sector needs to promote and address issues of governance, accountability and transparency. Photo: HT<br /> (HT)
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, centre, receives the Congressional Gold Medal from speaker of the house John Boehner, at the US Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday. Photo: <br /> ()

Hard, red and green lines

2 min read . 23 Sep 2012
For agriculture to be revitalized, its contribution to the economic growth and for the push factors leading to migration to decrease, India needs to empower its farmers. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint<br />

The benefits of taxing agriculture

3 min read . 17 Sep 2012
<br />SCB entered into a settlement with the regulator and agreed to pay a penalty of $340 million, admitting that the transactions involved ran up to a total of at least $250 billion. Photo: Hemant Mishra/<br />

Lessons from an Iranian gazelle

3 min read . 10 Sep 2012
StanChart entered into a settlement with the regulator and agreed to pay a penalty of $340 million, admitting that the transactions involved ran up to a total of at least $250 billion. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint<br />

Lessons from an Iranian gazelle

3 min read . 10 Sep 2012
<br />V. Kurien (1921-2012). Photo: HT<br />
<br />Crop advisories linked to weather forecasts can help farmers plan their crop protection better. Photo: Ajay Kumar Singh/HT<br />

The traditional art of forecasting

2 min read . 03 Sep 2012
Crop advisories linked to weather forecasts can help farmers plan their crop protection better. Photo: Ajay Kumar Singh/HT<br />

The traditional art of forecasting

3 min read . 03 Sep 2012
<br />Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, in Tehran, Iran on 30 August. Photo: PIB<br />

From non-alignment to new alignments

2 min read . 02 Sep 2012
<br />Many speakers felt that their regional accent showed them in a poor light and led to discrimination in the workplace. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint<br />

Learn elocution, brighten your career

3 min read . 27 Aug 2012
Many speakers felt that their regional accent showed them in a poor light and led to discrimination in the workplace. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint<br />

Learn elocution, brighten your career

3 min read . 27 Aug 2012
<br />Public transport in India is used only by those who can’t afford otherwise. Photo: Mint <br />

A dictator for a few hours

3 min read . 20 Aug 2012
<br />Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.<br />

The surprising independence gift

3 min read . 19 Aug 2012
<br />The opening chapter of the style guide deals with spellings and its last section with the use of the hyphen. Photo: AFP<br />

Euro guide to the use of hyphens

2 min read . 14 Aug 2012
<br />Photo: Reuters<br />

A treaty in search of illicit arms

2 min read . 05 Aug 2012