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Articles from March 19

A Tale of Two Numbers; India's New Budget Reveals a Party Still in Love with Bureaucracy
Byline: Gurcharan Das (Das, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble India, is the author of "India Unbound.") On Feb. 28, India's ruling congress party-led coalition introduced its latest budget, aiming, according to Finance Minister P. Chidambaram,...
China Exports Trouble, Too; the Overall Effects of a China Slowdown Could Easily Knock More Than Half a Percentage Point off Global Economic Growth in 2007
Byline: Stephen Roach (Roach is chief economist at Morgan Stanley.) China, the so-called factory of the world, has just produced its newest product--a global stock-market correction. The 9 percent plunge in the Chinese stock market late last month...
Endless Light; Crash? What Crash? in the World's Top Cities, Real Estate Has Never Been Hotter
Byline: Joseph Contreras and Emily Flynn Vencat Cedric Canas has been living the life of a handsomely paid expatriate for most of the past 12 years. The 33-year-old Spanish banker has spent time in both Boston and London, but it is New York City...
Islam Got It First; the Tiling in Medieval Islamic Architecture Turns out to Embody a Mathematical Insight That Westerners Thought They Had Discovered Only 30 Years Ago
Byline: Mary Carmichael Ancient, closely held religious secrets; messages encoded on the walls of Middle Eastern shrines; the divine golden ratio--readers of a recent issue of the journal Science must have wondered if they'd mistakenly picked up...
Making Room for Art; an Uffizi Expansion Aims to Show More Works to More People. but Florentines Are Fighting to Preserve Their City
Byline: Barbie Nadeau By 7 a.m. on a winter's day in the heart of medieval Florence, the queue for the Uffizi Gallery's ticket booth already winds around the block. Bundled against frigid winds off the nearby Arno River, thousands of tourists wait...
Sarko, the American? Not Anymore. If You Aspire to Become President of France, It Doesn't Pay to Be Too Friendly with the U.S
Byline: Christopher Dickey (With Tracy McNicoll and Eric Pape in Paris) Rarely has a foreign dignitary--especially a French one--gushed so effusively about what's right with America. When Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy spoke at the headquarters...
Sopranos at the Cineplex; the Met Is Drawing New Opera Fans by Broadcasting Live to Cinemas. Popcorn Munching Encouraged
Byline: Andrew Moravcsik The line for the Metropolitan Opera snakes around the corner. A white-haired society woman clad in velvet rushes in out of the winter rain, passing out-of-towners clutching handmade need a ticket signs. An older man waits...
Stealing Minutes
Byline: Benjamin Sutherland The telephone industry has been in an upheaval ever since upstarts began competing with the big telecoms by sending voice calls over the Internet. Now even big firms use so-called voice over Internet protocol. But VoIP...
The House Divided; Buckle Your Seat Belts: Airbus, the French-German Champion of European Industry, Is Headed for a Breakup
Byline: Emily Flynn Vencat (With John David Sparks in New York) It's hard to believe that just a few years ago, Airbus was cracking open the champagne to claim victory over U.S. rival Boeing. Talk about celebrating too soon. Over the past year,...
The Last Word: Roger Searle; Dropping into the Ocean
Byline: Ginanne Brownell Roger Searle is going down under--way under. Last week the Durham University geophysics professor and a group of fellow scientists set sail from Tenerife aboard the [pounds sterling]40 million research ship RSS James Cook....
Thunder Mountain; Lush Life on the World's Most Active Volcano
Byline: Barbie Nadeau The view from Punta la Bronzo Pizzeria on the upper reaches of the volcanic island of Stromboli is stunning. Tiny islands dot the turquoise sea in the distance, and dramatic cliffs tower above a black-sand beach below. The...
Time to Decide; the United Nations Will Soon Take Up the Thorny Issue of Kosovo. Should It Become Independent? the Answer Is 'Yes.'
Byline: Morton Abramowitz (Abramowitz is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation and former president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.) Once again the Balkans are on the world docket. Few are paying attention, but the stakes...
While Paris Sleeps; the Engineers at the Metro Have Started an Ambitious Project to Lead the World into an Automated Future
Byline: Benjamin Sutherland Even in a country that's long prided itself on its trains, the Paris Metro stands out. It's fast, easy to navigate, clean, inexpensive and, with 16 lines serving 297 stations, remarkably dense--leading many transport...