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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Cover Story

Meet Sonia as Indira

Pramod Kumar and KS Narayanan with inputs from Anil Pandey

More than 40 years ago while facing a disillusioned and confused electorate in 1971, Indira Gandhi proclaimed: My opponents say Indira Hatao...I say Garibi Hatao.''

"We are Confident"

Pramod Kumar

What harm is there in it when our party counts its achievements in the fields of education, technology, and food security.

"It is an election stunt..."

Pramod Kumar

Congress only thinks for its vote and not for the country. In a true sense, the food bill is only an election strategy of Congress.


Special Report

Measly Sum

Mayank Singh

In 2002, a well intentioned and foresighted step was taken when Implementation of the Modernisation Plan-I for para-military forces was initiated.

'Internal security too complex'

Mayank Singh

While internal security is getting increasingly complex, adhocism is leading to too much confusion among the jawans who operate on ground.

Special Story

Back to Basics

Anil Pandey

As elections approach, it is becoming clear that the RSS grip over the BJP is becoming stronger.


Look Before You Leash

Prashanto Banerji, Features Editor, The Sunday Indian

Most people in most countries have a very shallow decision making process when it comes to picking up a dog.



Small-budget movies hit big box office buttons

Manish Pandey

As trends go, small-budget but slickly crafted films are the flavour among the cinema-loving audience.



Bollywood & Cricket...Individually, Rocks! Together, Sucks!

Monojit Lahiri

Okay, don't scream, but I just gotta unleash a (yawn) cliché for the zillionth time in context to this piece: In India there are only two religions, Cricket & Bollywood!



The Principle of bivalence

Sray Agarwal

There was a time, when the US could dictate the world on its own terms. But now, history seems to be in a different mood.


The Samurai wakes up!

Amir Hossain

The ongoing global economic crisis has forced many countries to embrace austerity.


Rupee's Kismat Konnection

Amir Hossain

Recently, Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata expressed his concern over the country's distressed economy.



Frames frozen and dynamic

Saibal Chatterjee

Two major figures of contemporary world history are the subjects of Justin Chadwick’s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and veteran auteur Andrzej Wajda’s Walesa: Man of Hope.


Rear Window

Rupee vs the Dollar

Parvesh Sharma, MD, Pennant Capital Trends

In one of the most volatile weeks in the history of Indian currency, rupee slumped to its all-time low of 69.20 against US dollar before recovering sharply to close the week at 65.70.



Composite dialogue is a trap

Kanwal Sibal, Former Foreign Secretary

What "progress" will we offer on Kashmir to satisfy Pakistan? Will we withdraw from Siachen if Pakistan controls jihad against us?


Far Pavilion

The Man Who sunk Obama's Cult

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

Inside the Capitol Hill, there is a saying about Barack Obama that has recently climbed the wall and has got itself known to the world.


Book Review

Book Review: Five Star Billionaire

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

Whenever we talk about a novel that imbibes the city that it talks about, The Tale of Two Cities takes centre stage.


Book Review: Science and Technology in China

KS Narayanan

Every passing day, the two Asian giants, China and India, are compared on several parameters in the public discourse in this country.


Movie Review

Movie Review: We're The Millers

Ishan Raychaudhuri

Pot, strippers and phallic references so repeated that you’d think they were talking to and about a character in the film, all roll together nicely in this comedy.


Movie Review: Satyagraha

Monojit Lahiri

In the Bollywood jungle, film maker Prakash Jha is a rare and engendered species!



Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017