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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Cover Story

Congress on Back Foot

Anil Pandey

The forthcoming assembly elections to the four states in the Hindi heartland could well be the curtain raiser for the Lok Sabha elections in 2004 and determine the future course of action of the BJP and its poster boy Narendra Modi.

Close to The Chest

Pramod Kumar

By introducing Jyotiraditya Scindia as its poll campaign in charge of Madhya Pradesh, the Congress is beaming a very clear pan-Indian signal: the coming days in the party belong to the young. In neighbouring Chhattisgarh, by giving tickets to sons of Motilal Vora and Ajit Jogi, Rahul Gandhi has merely affirmed what he has said in public and within the party for a long time.


Special Report

Onion Catch-Up

KS Narayanan

Skyrocketing onion prices have spawned off a spate of off-beat ideas. Consider these:- •Onion Deals Online- Groupon India offered to sell onions to its customers at Rs 9 a kilo, in response to the mounting onion prices - funnily but unsurprisingly, this offer has caused the site to crash! Also, it was the first time Groupon India had a deal on onions.

Special Story

Thrust and Parry

Ranjit Bhushan

After months of backroom planning at his office cum residence at 12 Tughlaq Lane in the heart of Lutyen’s Delhi, Rahul Gandhi is becoming his own man. Always the reticent politician, much like his father Rajiv, Rahul has been missing for long gaps in the crucial UPA 2 regime beginning 2009.

Playing With Fire

Mayank Singh

Are you one of those who believe we need motivated soldiers to fight heavily-armed anti-national elements? If the answer is yes, then it is important to remember that when a fighter is deep into combat, his mind needs to be free of any worries.


The Fitness Dive And The Final Wharf

Prashanto Banerji

It had been a long cold day. The queues to the Great Wall, the emasculative scale and grandeur of Tiananmen Square and the biting cold and oppressive grayness of a winter smog in Beijing had taken its toll on my ‘first day in the city’ enthusiasm. All I wanted to do was curl up with a book, a blanket and a large mug of hot chocolate when the bus took me past a large square building shining bright red behind a grid of lights.



Data Cards: Who holds the Aces?

Anirudh Raheja

The number of Internet users in the country has already crossed the 150-million mark (TRAI pegged the number of Internet subscribers in India at 164.81 million as of March 31, 2013) – larger than even some countries like England or France



Hero No. 1?

Monojit Lahiri

Renowned columnist, author – and ‘ol buddy – Shobhaa De was spot-on! Let's not pretend we stay away/ignore Personality Cults and delve seriously & studiously – all grim-faced with furrowed forehead – into causes & concerns & issues while evaluating a person’s worth.




Amir Hossain

The world has raised its eyebrows since a long time regarding the rising trend of income inequality across the globe. A few years back, renowned economist Joseph Stiglitz stated that "the rich are getting much, much richer, while regular people


Yet to Play The Game!

Amir Hossain

Financial inclusion has become a buzzword today across the nation. Although since Independence the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been working for the welfare of the economy, it was only in 2004 that for the first time RBI emphasized on the concept of financial inclusion.



Master of Many Moods

Saibal Chatterjee

In the late 1960s, Kalyanji-Anandji were composing a song for Manoj Kumar’s directorial debut Upkar. The number, Kasme vaade pyyar waffa, was to be sung by a character played by ace villain Pran, cast in the film for the first time in a non-negative character role.


When Masters of The Moving Image Turned on The Magic

Saibal Chatterjee

For the cineaste, the fare on offer at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival was wide and varied. Many buzzed-about films from around the world were screened during the eight-day event and those attending the festival hard pressed to make sure that they did not miss any of their favourites.


Rear Window

Splendid Negotiations

Hassan Beheshtipour

The fourth round of negotiations between representatives of Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers ended on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. This round of talks was a great leap ahead for both sides and a solid measure aimed at mutual trust building.


Far Pavilion

The Problematic Peninsula

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

When General Sisi was planning to topple the discredited Mohammad Morsi led government in Egypt, he made every possible calculation that would make the post-modern coup seamless and acceptable in the eyes of the world.



US ready to work with Modi, says visa not an issue



India successfully tests N-capable Agni-I missile



Book Review

Alternative Realities

KS Narayanan

Popular narratives of Islamist terrorism, talibanization and communal hatred in the mainstream media and 24X7 electronic media often limit perspectives that no life exist beyond medieval barbarism in the Indian Sub-Continent.


A Great Clamour

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

Empires rise and crumble as sand houses. There is probably no phenomenon that has proved itself so many times, and convincingly. But having said that, it is always difficult for the people who live in that time to imagine that the empire they are seeing can actually fall someday.


Movie Review

Mickey Virus

Ishan Raychaudhuri

Vicky Donor hit the right cords with the audience, and did a world of good for Ayushmann Khurrana. It seemed like he had the perfect vehicle for his entry into the Bollywood scene. And then we have Mickey Virus which was supposed to do the same for Manish Paul.



Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017