Ring in the new: Let's take a fresh approach to development

As we enter 2009 some sad memories of 2008 could obviously cloud our outlook. But the world and this country must move on in the new year. The unhappy developments that took place in the last year should provide us with determination and will to improve our governance and refurbish our institutions by taking care of structural infirmities and systemic failures that contributed to the economic meltdown at the global level, and the easy passage of the terrorists involved in the Mumbai outrage. In defining our solutions for the future, it would be heartening to see positive signals in some very recent developments.

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