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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Cover Story

Third Rate Front?

K S Narayanan

This is a political phenomenon that crops up every five years. A non-Congress, non-BJP combination of Third Front political parties which make noises before.....


Special Report

Heart of the Matter

Anil Pandey

With 80 Lok Sabha seats to contribute to the national kitty, conventional wisdom has it that the road to New Delhi goes through.....

Special Story

Dumping Ground

Monalisa Gogoi

Since the days when Manmohan Singh was nominated as a Rajya Sabha member from Assam, the charge that the state has become ....


The Funny Case Of 'Bottom-Up' ENDORSEMENTS

Monojit Lahiri

We live in strange and funny times, quipped the local wit and for once, I agree with the majority. In a fiercely competitive, market driven and bottomline obsessed world where brand-consciousness....



Can Brand Advertising Help Rahul Gandhi

Monojit Lahiri

The art & science of branding – the gurus tell us – was developed to protect products from failure. To create and manage a distinct identity in a mass-production market where parity and me-too products blitzed the shelves & counters.



'Wrong' Island(S) Iced T?

Amir Hossain

With every passing day, dispute between two global superpowers – China and Japan – in the East China....



Bollywood Goes 'Regional'


Bollywood is going ‘regional’ with a vengeance. Popular Hindi cinema appears to have appreciably toned down its obsession with the bright lights of New York and London, the pretty vales and peaks of Switzerland, the balmy beaches and party zones of Goa and the mean streets of Mumbai’s underworld.


Rear Window

Tunnel Vision

Prakash Singh

The internal security situation in India has taken a turn for the worse. With a slew of non-issues dominating the political agenda, not enough attention is being paid to law....



Stagnation by Design

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Soon after the global financial crisis erupted in 2008, I warned that unless the right policies were adopted, Japanese-style malaise – slow growth and near-stagnant incomes for years.....


Far Pavilion

What's Cooking, EH?

Pepe Escobar

Whatever one’s judgment of sartorially immaculate crypto-American puppet Afghan President Hamid Karzai, he’s not a ......


Book Review

40 Retakes

Saibal Chatterjee

Selecting only 40 Hindi films that are lost in the mist of time could not have been a cakewalk. But reading 40 Retakes – Bollywood Classics You May Have Missed – is a breeze. The list may be debatable but the intention of the exercise certainly isn’t.


On The Trail of Genghis Khan

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

Westerners lap-up Genghis Khan with almost same fervour as Easterners warm up to Alexander. And it is not too off the mark to say that both of them incite far lesser enthusiasm in their respective spheres of globe.


Movie Review

Babloo Happy Hai

Saibal Chatterjee

Director Nila Madhab Panda (I Am Kalam) and screenwriter Sanjay Chouhan (Paan Singh Tomar) opt to punch below their weight in Babloo Happy Hai and, for the most part, find themselves out of their depth.



Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017