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Randeep Ramesh

Randeep Ramesh

    Blackouts in India are a sign of political arrogance
    Blackouts in India are a sign of political arrogance
    Power was restored in India on Wednesday after an estimated 620-million people were left without electricity in the world's worst blackout of...
    How wealth affects health
    How wealth affects health
    Almost 60% of five-year-olds in some of Britain's poorest areas do not reach a "good level" of behaviour and understanding -- double that found in...
    Poorer children 'don't reach their potential'
    Poorer children 'don't reach their potential'
    Almost 60% of five-year-olds in some of Britain's poorest areas do not reach a "good level" of behaviour and understanding -- double that found in...
    Millions of children still die needlessly
    Millions of children still die needlessly
    Millions of children die before their fifth birthday because developing countries skew public health spending towards the rich rather than the...
    India's space race takes flak
    India's space race takes flak
    India has endorsed an ambitious $2,5-billion plan to launch its first astronauts into orbit by 2015, a move seen as an attempt to catch up with its...
    Bestseller's success upsets Indian literati
    Bestseller's success upsets Indian literati
    At 35, Chetan Bhagat's chronicling of the trials and tribulations of the country's middle-class youth has made him a publishing phenomenon in...
    High price for a cheap car
    High price for a cheap car
    When Sushen Santra walked out of his home last week, no one else knew that those steps would be his last. A few hours later his eldest son found...
    Indian vote clears path for landmark US nuclear deal
    Indian vote clears path for landmark US nuclear deal
    The Indian government on Tuesday night survived a knife-edge parliamentary vote of confidence, clearing the way for a landmark nuclear deal with...
    TV swami offers a cure-all
    TV swami offers a cure-all
    At 5am beneath the Shivalik hills in northern India, Swami Ramdev sits cross-legged, swaddled in saffron robes, commanding the rapt attention of...
    Fall of the house of Shah
    Fall of the house of Shah
    Smearing red sandalwood paste on a line of worshippers gathered outside the main pagoda of the Nepali capital's imposing Pashupatinath temple...
    True legacy of Bhopal disaster comes to light
    True legacy of Bhopal disaster comes to light
    Hundreds of children are still being born with birth defects as a result of the world's worst industrial disaster 23 years ago in the central...
    Former rebels on brink of historic Nepal election victory
    Former rebels on brink of historic Nepal election victory
    Former communist rebels in Nepal appear to be on the brink of a historic sweep in elections that will decide the political future of the Himalayan...