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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Cover Story

Never say no

Anil Pandey

For those hacks keeping track of the tumultuous times that the BJP has been going through, she is fondly known as the mistress of lost causes. In 1998

Sonia vs Modi

Ranjit Bhushan

When minister of state for food processing Charan Das Mahant recently said he would be willing to sweep the party office in Chhattisgarh if instructed by Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi,

Gestation period

Ashu Saxena

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) boss and former Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh Mayawati is pretty much her own woman. Undaunted, feisty and someone who keeps her cards close to her chest

Honest broker

Snehangshu Adhikari

In her quest for greater glories and setting up an alternative front post-2014 elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee has taken to the social media with a vengeance

Amma's gambit

Appana Samy

There are clear indications that Jayalitha Jairaman, feisty chief minister of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK supremo, is ready to form a third front-like alliance,

Of Cabbages and Queens

Sutanu Guru

In the first week of March, 2010, the UPA regime looked unassailable and it looked as if women politicians were on the ascendant



In the Wake of Doom

Prashanto Banerji

"You are very new to this… I don’t know if you can do justice to this subject”



In a race to prove other smartphone makers dumb

Anirudh Raheja

Once upon a time, for the Indian consumer, things were quite different. Apple was something the good family doctor asked you to imbibe everyday



Nishabd Exit

Monojit Lahiri

First things first. It would seem like a conveniently blithe assumption to imagine film stars enjoying a more exciting and event-filled life than us common folks



The gene is out of the bottle

Sayan Ghosh

The US Supreme Court judge Justice Clarence Thomas declared in a landmark judgment on patenting human DNA,


Show some spine, please

Sayan Ghosh

India’s Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) hasn’t entirely been consigned into oblivion, even though the cold war is now a distant memory and that chapter has been closed for over two decades now


The highs and the lows

Sray Agarwal

As per a recent research by the International Wine & Spirit Research (IWSR), published by the Economist, "Russians downed nearly 2 billion litres of the stuff [vodka] in 2012,



A glut caught in a rut

Saibal chatterjee

The summer releases that Hollywood is unleashing this year tell a collective, and somewhat disturbing, tale. When a ‘movie’ industry moves completely away from ‘cinema’, there is reason to worry.


Rear Window

Don't politicise the song

Firoz Bakht Ahmed

As an Indian Muslim who caters to the voices of sanity and reason, I hung my head in shame when I heard tht Shafique-ur-Rehman Barq



Africa's Subprime Borrowers

Joseph E. Stiglitz

NEW YORK – In recent years, a growing number of African governments have issued Eurobonds, diversifying away from traditional sources of finance such as concessional debt and foreign direct investment.


Far Pavilion

The Spillover Effect

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

When Hezbollah fighters first started laying out the plan to liberate al-Qusayr with the help of the Syrian Arab Army, they did not see it as a major obstacle.


Book Review

inside the heart of darkness

Arkesh Ajay

For 11 years we have visited and revisited the horrific riots that engulfed Gujarat in 2002 after a coach of a train was set ablaze at Godhra station, killing 48 people. Those riots claimed over 2000 Muslim lives,


Heroism wrapped in an enigma

Saibal Chatterjee

By today’s standards, his exploits with the bat would at best be regarded as average


Movie Review

World War Z

Ishan Raychaudhuri

Right from the word go, World War Z propels you into a dark, dreary world where zombies are attacking and infecting everyone around and humanity is pushed into a few safe zones



Saibal Chatterjee

An unconventional love story that begins in the bylanes of Benaras and ends in the streets of Delhi, Aanand L Rai’s Raanjhanaa is an intense yet lively and humour-filled film that is not without its share of flaws.



Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017