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Friday, October 21, 2016

Cover Story

The Great Electoral Reform!


Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently spoke about the need for simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabha......


Special Report

A Trick Too Obvious?

Pramod Kumar

The hush-hush way in which the Central Government is going about its proposal to conduct General Elections and Assembly Elections......

The Colour Revolution


It is said that Sadar Bazaar in the walled city of Delhi is a barometer of every festival in India. And it’s no exception .....

Special Story

Sleepless in Tehran

Behzad Pourmohammadi

The 230th birthday of the capital Tehran is being celebrated in a festival, dubbed Tehran 230, in the oldest districts of .....

A Private Matter

Pramod Kumar

The big news in the Defence Sector last month was the cancellatin of a billion dollars’ worth of contract for the Multi-Role Tanker-Transport aircraft.....

Women in Mau Mau Uprising

Nandini C Sen

The Mau Mau revolt is shrouded in mystery. A group of Kenyan men and women seemed to have run away to the mountains and managed ......

The Sultan Strikes Back

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

If the modern saga of friend-turned-foe is ever written, the neo-Sultan of Ankara and his self-exiled friend from Pennsylvania will......


Neither Glitter, Nor Gold!

Harpal Singh Bedi

You don’t win Silver, you lose the Gold. This is a very popular maxim used among Olympians. Yet, India’s near hysterical response .....



For Who, This Lion's share..?

Prashanto Banerji

Picture this… You are Hiren Bhai or his wife Hira, and you live 20 kilometres away from the outskirts of the protected forests ....


Rear Window

DC's Kremlin Bogeyman

Philip Weiss

Over the weekend there was a lot more talk about Donald Trump and his operatives loving Russia, and about how Vladimir Putin wants Trump....



They Don't. But Why Not?

Prasoon Majumdar

People often ask me, "We heard you provide unsecured loans to the unbanked micro-entrepreneurs. But don’t they run....


History Mail

Luz Long to Jesse Owens


To win four gold medals at a single Olympic Games is astonishing enough; however, to do so as a black person in 1936.....


Book Review

The Greatest Minds & Ideas of All Time

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

Among the modern historians—with the exceptions of Holocaust deniers and other loonies—no historian has been as derided by his peers .....


The Rise and Fall of Nations

S Sathya

Hit by a global financial crisis in 2008, the world continues to reel under its impact even today. Credit crunch, decline in manufacturing.....


Rage of The River

Mahtab Alam

Three years ago, in June 2013, when a multi-day cloudburst took place in the Kedarnath region of Uttarakhand, causing massive floods .....


The Dispensable Nation

Jim Miles

I chose to read this book for two reasons: first, the curiosity of the title by an author of Iranian descent; and secondly because the author....


The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Chuck Klosterman

If I spoke to one hundred scientists about the topic of scientific wrongness, I suspect I’d get one hundred slightly .....


Movie Review

The Dawn in Delhi

Kamlesh Kumar Kohli

I have always felt whenever theatre in Delhi is discussed, one hears views of people who either have no knowledge about Delhi ....



Issue Dated: Oct 5, 2016