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Cover Story

The great Congress Vote Trick


Close to its 66th birthday, the country is being prepared to be splintered further into smaller states, more specifically the 29th state in the Indian Union.

'There should have been a states reorganization committee'


In principle, I agree that small states are a necessity. But the way it has been done in this instance, a State Reorganisation Committee should have been appointed.

Small state versus Modi

Pramod Kumar

Post-Telangana, the demand for smaller states in Gorkhaland and Assam has warmed up leading finance minister P Chidambaram to declare that there would be no smaller states after Telangana.

'Nothing political about Telangana'


It is an old demand. Just that it has been taken at such a time when it may appear political. But please do not forget that the opposition is also on board.

Hyderabad blues

Krishna Sairam

While the decks have been cleared for a new Telangana, a 60-year-old dream come true, the questions this division of Andhra Pradesh raises far outstrip the answers that are on display.


Special Report

AN unfair Game

Parimal Peeyush and K S Narayanan

Once touted as the steel frame of governance, the credibility of India's civil service has seen its fair share of highs and lows.

Special Story

Fighting with their hands tied

Mayank Singh

The country’s most potent strike force on internal duty, the Indian para-military, is getting increasingly crippled.


Beyond Marvel's Marvel

Prashanto Banerji, Features Editor, The Sunday Indian

Picking up from last week it's a pity most of us in the tropics have neither encountered a wolverine nor its innumerable legends.



Freedom from scams


Since coming to power in May 2009, the UPA II government has been rocked by a deluge of corruption scandals.



Ashamed of your past? Relax! Tune into the past lives of Hollywood dazzlers

Monojit Lahiri

Okay quick … who is Barbara Streisand? An amazing powerhouse of starry talent, right? Sly Stallone?



Do new states perform better?

Amir Hossain

Never ending debates like "Small states are good or bad” and "Small states are well governed” have been around for a long time.


Business as spying tool!

Amir Hossain

Cyber espionage generated from China is tarnishing the relationship between two global giants -- the United States and China.


Mass surveillance by stealth

Sray Agarwal

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US government has been making concerted efforts to beef up America’s intelligence gathering capability through increased monitoring of online communications.



The Big Little War in our backyard


It may have started with the thousands of sleepless nights spent wondering what India really means by ‘development’ today.


Rear Window

Flawed cyber security?

Arvind Radhakishnan, Faculty member of the School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore

Recently National Security Adviser in the PMO Shiv Shankar Menon (PMO) stated that indigenous snooping capabilities may not be enough to protect India’s cyber security.


Far Pavilion

Parleys amid a race against time

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

Weeks ago, when the scheduled talks in Qatar between Afghanistan, the West and Taliban were summarily aborted, the capitals in South Asia became pregnant with speculation.


Book Review

Book Review: The Billionaire'$ Apprentice

KS Narayanan

The story of the rise, rise and rise and then fall of Rajat Gupta will interest and intrigue every Indian who has dreamed of making it to America, which is often touted as land of opportunities.


Book Review: The Orphan Master's Son

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

When Adam Johnson came out with The Orphan Master’s Son, people in general expected it to be a thought-provoking and entertaining piece of work.


Movie Review

Movie Review: The Smurfs 2

Ishan Raychaudhuri

The first one was epic, however this time around things go sour.



Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017