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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Cover Story

Will he, won't he?

Pramod Kumar

The Congress knew things were bad but they could scarcely have divined that the poll results would turn out to be what they did; a near total rout in the four assembly

Saffron Surge

Anil Pandey

On December 8 when BJP workers flush in the aftermath of a massive poll mandate assembled at the party headquarters at central Delhi’s Ashok Road, they had even a bigger victory to celebrate than

David vs Goliaths

Ranjit Bhushan

In the second decade of the new millennium, is it likely that a totally new and fresh political idea has taken roots in India? An idea that can knock down political heavyweights like ninepins, defy the well laid-down logic of employing


Special Report

Ignore At Your Peril

K S Narayanan

Strikes, protests and bandhs have become the norm in Andhra Pradesh, the largest state in south India thanks to popular demand for the creation of a separate Telangana. With the Congress-led UPA taking a somewhat controversial

Special Story

From Porivartan to Proletariat

Snehangshu Adhikari

In Bengal'svolatile political atmosphere, don't expect the multi-crore rupee Sarada chit fund scam to go away anytime soon. The only reason it has not claimed chief minister Mamata Bannerjee’sscalp so far is that arch rival CPM too could be



Prashanto Banerji

Ubuntu – we are because you are; I am because you are… and a lot of what is, or could be, good in us, is because of



What If Your Customer knows Everything?

Manish Pandey

A few days ago, I got a call from a friend. She was at a Dell outlet and wanted to buy a laptop. She’s aware that I keep a tab on developments in the gadgets



Warning! It's Un-Saif Here

Pratishtha Malhotra

So, someone is very loyal to what he endorse... A little bit is okay. Life is not only about being extremely correct all the time and being



Is It the End of 'Africa Rising'?

Amir Hossain

Several prophecies and predictions have outlined the future of South Africa after Nelson Mandela, over the last few years since his multiple hospitalisation episodes. David Blair of The Telegraph recently



Art Of The Matter

KS Narayanan

We often gossip, discuss, tweet and write about the dismal conditions around us. The range of subjects in India begins with the lack of quality water


Rear Window

Sugar Farmers Grovelling


For the time being, it seems the continuing impasse over sugarcane prices is over. With the Uttar Pradesh government agreeing to dole out a financial package to the private sugar industry, and the



Thailand's Democratic Disorder


BANGKOK – From Thailand to Turkey to Ukraine, the relationship between ruling majorities and electoral minorities has become combustible – and is threatening to erode the legitimacy of democracy


Far Pavilion

Test Of Fire

Tamara Pearson

The positive election result came as a relief. It is a hopeful result that gives a well deserved finger to the bitter, whinging opposition, and their private media buddies


Book Review

An Irreverent Take

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

Somewhere in Jonathan Aitken's close-to-800 pages leviathan on Margaret Thatcher, there is an interesting anecdote


The Men Who Shaped World Cinema

Saibal Chatterjee

If you admire Alexander Sokurov the most among contemporary Russian filmmakers, you’d find a hole in this book


Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Ishan Raychaudhuri

Catching Fire should have been that in between, neglected, middle son of the family


R_Raj Kumar

Monojit Lahiri

If Prabhu Deva is hailed as India’s Michael Jackson, most will agree. He can also be saluted as an ace choreographe



Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017