IAS General Studies – Articles: The Hindu: from 16th July to 23rd July

Source: www.hindu.com 

Pushing the envelope on peace in Kashmir
By Siddharth Varadarajan

The Prime Minister’s Jammu speech takes the logic of “cooperative mechanisms” one step further, envisaging the shared use of the disputed region’s land and water resources across the Line of Control. 

“We are changing the world’s geography”
By Siddharth Varadarajan

On the eve of the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Foreign Ministers meeting in New Delhi, Brazil’s Foreign MinisterCelso Amorimspoke to The Hindu about the future and significance of the tri-continental grouping for the evolving international system. 

A presidential poll in the coalition age
By Neena Vyas
The urge of political parties to extract victories from electoral defeats has prevented them from thinking about how to protect high constitutional offices from allegations that rob them of their prestige. 

Debate or denial: the Muslim dilemma
By Hasan Suroor
More Muslims need to realise that Islamist terrorists are not simply “misguided” individuals acting on a whim but that they are people who know what they are doing and they are doing it deliberately in the name of Islam. 

Gandhiji, Jinnah, and Mountbatten in 1947
In an interview to Karan Thapar for CNN-IBN’s ‘Devil’s Advocate,’ Lady Pamela Hicks, Earl Mountbatten’s youngest daughter, offers her reminiscences of Mahatma Gandhi and Mohammad Ali Jinnah and her father’s contras ting interactions with them. “The 15th of August,” she tells her interviewer, “is the most important day in my life, having witnessed it.” The interview follows the publication of her book (with co-author India Hicks, her daug hter), India Remembered: A Personal Account of the Mountbattens during the Transfer of Power (Pavilion Books, London 2007). Excerpts:
 
Human rights, national security, and terrorism
By Ramesh Thakur
Dr. Mohamed Haneef’s case highlights the importance of a proper balance between civil liberties, individual human rights, and the responsibility of the state to protect inhabitants from terrorists. 

Forecasting human behaviour is risky
By Christine Evans-PugheGuardian Newspapers Limited 2007
Computerised techniques are certainly useful in the retail trade, but flawed when it comes to complex human issues. 

“There is nothing but goodwill towards India”
Brendan Nelson,
Australia’s Minister for Defence, speaks on bilateral relations and on his country’s ties with China. Excerpts from an interview during his recent visit to Chennai. 
For a feasible solution in J&K
By V.R. Krishna Iyer

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s recent suggestion that the Line of Control could become a “Line of Peace” deserves to be followed up in order to end 60 years of violence.

Courtesy : The Hindu

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