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The new challenge for the nascent Xi Jinping era is going to be a cascading ‘Cyber Revolution’.
By C. Uday Bhaskar
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I had made certain conditions to my hosts: Like no parading around in a sari. Suppose it comes off?
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Movie Review
Debutant Gupta blends cinematic traditions effectively, exploring five stages of love
Movie Review
A highly derivative plot patched together with sensationalism sourced from both reel (Hollywood horror) and real life.
10 Questions
The UK-based illustrator on storytelling, her love of watercolour and children
Jeet Thayil can have another go at a big prize, while Ram Guha enthralls audiences at book launch
Cover Story
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Closure for 26/11, or a crucial terror link smothered? Kasab was an easy point to score, not so others like Afzal Guru.
‘India’s Executed The Evidence, Not Kasab’
The lawyer of LeT operative Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi says his case just got stronger
Toral Varia Deshpande Interviews Shahbaz Rajput
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So Much More To Unentangle
It’s a tricky path now for Indo-Pak relations, one that both must tread with caution
Pranay Sharma, Mohammad Zulqernain
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The Kasab Confessionaire
On June 20, 2009, Ajmal Kasab, who had earlier pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the 86 charges against him, took a sudden U-turn in the middle of the court proceedings...
Toral Varia Deshpande
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Then, There Was None
It’s a fallacy for the govt to assume that by hanging kasab, it showed its resolve to fight terrorism.
Maroof Raza
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The Question Hangs
It is essential that India demonstrates Kasab’s execution was an aberration, not the standard.
Meenakshi Ganguly
Bal Thackeray played a game of violent juvenile pranks as politics
The Who-Said-What Nil Nisi Bonum Test
It’s a sight, ‘progressives’ adding to Thackeray’s iconisation
Dileep Padgaonkar
We Are All Thackerays
His perverse ‘identity’ politics is pervasive, it’s the new normal
Rohit Chopra
shiv Sena: the victims
Tooth And Claw
Whoever Thackeray or the Sena clawed, bled, be they south Indians, north Indians, Leftists, Dalits, artists and Muslims...
Prachi Pinglay-Plumber
Shiv Sena Victims: Cinema
The Culture Of Fear
Known for his earth-shaking rodomontade, Bal Thackeray’s writ ran in Bollywood too, and perceived insults were ironed out with alacrity
Namrata Joshi
Web Extra: First Person
Many Memories
A person can't be reduced to just one memory. There are many dimensions and layers that reveal over a period of time. Bal Thackeray, to me, is an aggregate of many such memories.
Mahesh Bhatt
The journalist accused of being part of an Iranian plot to attack Israeli diplomats in India speaks up
syed kazmi: the case
Magnets Don’t Stick?
The police don’t have much against Kazmi
Debarshi Dasgupta
politics: uttar Pradesh
Party-wallahs in Rae Bareli have already voted
crime: chadhas
Ponty’s death was as dramatic as his rise
hyderabad: charminar row
The ‘shrine’ by the Charminar offended for years as the city’s heritage bosses didn’t react
Former Israeli foreign minister on the current violence in West Asia and the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations
Why the rage against the Irish government is misplaced
business: airports
GMR’s Male airport project runs into political turbulence
society: care-givers
At-home help for the elderly isn’t just about a home nurse. It’s about people who care.
Mind your body
Know that if there is a time in the year when you can indulge and get away, it is this
Arts & Entertainment
kerala: art biennale
The Kochi-Muziris art biennale will be a first for India
An old book parades the usual events. The psyche and motives behind Indira’s decisions lie undisturbed.
Malvika Singh on Indira Gandhi: Tryst With Power By Nayantara Sahgal
Justly reclaims the dak bungalow’s place in the Raj’s cultural imaginary.
Saikat Niyogi on The Raj On The Move: Story Of The Dak Bungalow By Rajika Bhandari
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