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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Cover Story

Flagship vs the rest

Pramod Kumar

In a party that has ruled India for most part of its post-Independence history, it is common knowledge that governance and winning elections are two clear and separate functions.

'A government has every right to publicise its programmes’


True, but every government wants that its achievements be highlighted.

Heads I win, tails you lose

Anil Pandey

Of the 12-member central parliamentary board which will select the party’s candidate for prime minister, nine are on the election campaign committee and will report directly to Modi.

The man who refuses to go away


With LK Advani facing marginalization, former BJP president, portly Nitin Gadkari, has emerged as the new rallying point for anti-Narendra Modi leaders within the party.


Special Report

Seeking Gross National Happiness

Ranjit Bhushan

Bhutan, the tiny picturesque country sandwiched between Asian giants India and China, is unique in one respect.

Special Story

End of a dream

Monalisa Gogoi

It would seem a little ironical that when regional parties are flexing muscles and coming into their own everywhere, one of the most original of their species, the Assom Gana Parishad (AGP) is in its death throes.


Mysteries of the Masters II

Prashanto Banerji, Features Editor, The Sunday Indian

Come to think of it, last week’s Ki story, though a powerful personal experience, isn’t the most dramatic demonstration of internal power that I’ve ever witnessed.



Maruti is running harder: But can it defend its leadership?

Deepanshu Taumar

By all accounts the current year is proving to be the worst in a decade for the Indian automobile industry.



Odd Couple Pairing Grabs Bollywood, 2013!

Monojit Lahiri

Let’s face it. Image is a killer because you live by it…and sometimes die by it! Nothing and no place exemplifies it more dramatically than showbiz, meaning Bollywood!



Democracy losing its shine

Sayan Ghosh

India has been an inspiration for many developing and third world countries for its ability to sustain democracy.


Empowering Indians!

Amir Hossain

Social media and the digital world are shaping today's politics and public opinion like never before.


It pays to love your enemy

Sayan Ghosh

China received $27.2 million of financial aid from the US in 2010 and is one of the ten top beneficiaries to receive aid from America.



Partition pangs, etched forever


Artist, writer and philosopher Sardari Lal Parasher was 43 years old when Partition cleaved the subcontinent and uprooted thousands.


Rear Window

The mess we are in

Yajin Bhatt, Delhi-based analyst and writer

A look at the current political dispensation leaves one awestruck at the messy situation that has arisen in the country.



Detecting Plagiarised Content

Sahana Prasad is a Bangalore-based analyst and writer

Eminent scientist and prime minister's scientific adviser CNR Rao and three other Bangalore-based researchers are embroiled in an unsavory ‘plagiarism’ row.


Far Pavilion

The Curious Case of Alexei Navalny

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

People who know Putin, know very well that he is not one to be worried about headaches.


Book Review

Book Review: India and China in Southeast Asia

Mayank Singh

In recent times there has been a trend to sensationalise everything pertaining to China.


Book Review: Exotic Aliens

KS Narayanan

The four big cats - the tiger, lion, leopard and jaguar that belong to the genus Panthera – have fascinated human civilization since time immemorial.


Movie Review

Movie Review: Red 2

Ishan Raychaudhuri

Red 2 is all about devious plots, contract killers, cold war subterfuge, nuclear weapons and men called frogs.



Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017