The IAS distrusts outsiders bringing change, the product of being a tenured cadre; it worships authority rather than citizenship, the legacy of being lackeys of the Queen-Emperor -- and it admires itself above all, for no reason that the rest of us can discern. Mihir S Sharma explains. If Prime Minister Narendra Modi fails to live up to the expectations that he has raised, it will not be entirely his fault. After all, he has moderated his promises. The shining vision of India's future he ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Nick Pearce and Mike Kenny ask what the centre-left's national project needs to be, at a time when the institutions and verities associated with the UK, and the primal values of unitary sovereignty and parliamentary government, face serious threats.ippr, 1 month ago
via Flickr Global Marine Photos (CC BY-ND 2.0) Like Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham in the TV series Downton Abbey, the International Telecommunication Union, once a dazzling early-Victorian beauty, is showing its age and no longer ...TelecomTV, 1 month ago
A vacation foray south of the border to the mountains of Vermont or New York suggests outdoor recreation, a cozy country inn or mountain lodge, and perhaps a bit of shopping. Art and culture would seem a different trip, say to Boston or New York ...Montrealer, 1 month ago
Step back in time with our photo gallery to commemorate Townsville's 150th anniversary. The Great Northern Railway Station THEN: This was taken soon after The Great Northern Railway Station officially opened in December 1913. In ...Townsville Bulletin, 1 month ago
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