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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Cover Story

Supreme Irony


Sometimes, Supreme Court verdicts have the power to change the destiny of a nation.

'Constitutionality of Section 8(4) has been upheld by a larger bench'

Parimal Peeyush and K S Narayanan

Decriminalisation of politics is required and that has been the intent of the court.

'Judicial activism is good for the country'

Chandran Iyer

At present hardcore criminals who are sitting in the jails are able to contest the elections.


Special Report

Sword over Chandy's head

Rajasekhara Panicker

Just recently, Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy was riding high. As recipient of first prize from the Asia-Pacific region of the United Nations Public Service Award 2013 for his Mass Contact Programme, he was naturally on top of the world.

Special Story

Shooting from the hip

Haroon Reshi

Kashmir seems to be erupting again, and this time the instigator could well be Chief Minister Omar Abdullah himself.

Hope in Kalavari

Anil Pandey

In Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur district, a breathtaking new experiment is on the anvil.


Mysteries of the Masters

Prashanto Banerji, Features Editor, The Sunday Indian

About a decade ago, while strolling through a park in south Delhi, I happened to see a portly figure engaging in a graceful dance-like tussle with two others.



Can Honda vault to pole position?

Deepanshu Taumar

According to data given out by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, two wheelers registered a growth of only 2.25% during H1 2013.



Remembering Uncle Pran

Monojit Lahiri

Much has been written about the great thespian regarding his position and contribution to both Bollywood and lending glamour n’ style to the role of the baddie.



Egyptian hullabaloo

Amir Hossain

Almost two years and a half have gone by since the cataclysmic Arab Spring stirred the whole world with the hope of ushering in stable and peaceful democracies in the Middle East.


BCCI frets over Sports Bill

Sayan Ghosh

The long chain of scams involving misuse of funds by the Board of Control for Cricket in India may finally be coming home to roost.


Lawmakers or lawbreakers?

Sayan Ghosh & Sray Agarwal

It’s not without reason that India continues to languish on the Corruption Perception Index.



Touring talkies on life support

Chandran Iyer

At a time when we are celebrating 100 years of the inception of the Indian movie industry as we know it, it is growing in leaps and bounds and its folowing is spreading far and wide.


Rear Window

Abject administrative failure

SquadronSD Mitroo, Leader, consultant on disaster management to several local governments

There have been natural disasters in the country since time immemorial and all these years we have only been reactive and have somehow managed such crises year after year.


Far Pavilion

False Start?

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

In his campaign message, Rouhani stressed on two particular key issues. The first was moderation of internal and external policies.


Book Review

Book Review: In the Body of the World

Saibal Chatterjee

The distance between art and activism isn't insignificant. On the face of it, they do inhabit two completely different spheres, but both can exercise great influence on human lives and thought.


Book Review: Empire of the Moghul- The Serpent's Tooth

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

Like their previous four instalments that dealt primarily as bildungsromans for a particular Mughal, The Serpent’s Tooth deals with the life and times of Shah Jahan.


Movie Review

Movie Review: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Saibal Chatterjee

When a movie about a sprinting champ does not quite gallop to the finish, you know something is wrong.


Movie Review: Pacific Rim

Ishan Raychaudhuri

It's been awhile since we had a large scale summer blockbuster sci fi movie. Pacific Rim, although making a quiet entry into Indian theatres, is just what the Dr. Who (sci fi, get it?) ordered.



Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017