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Under The Microscope, A Stain

Under The Microscope, A Stain

Jul 29, 2011

In Meerut, the army is putting 51 men and officers through a grinding inquiry

Was There A Choice?

Was There A Choice?

Jul 15, 2011

Interrogation reports reveal the mind of young Maoist recruits in Chhattisgarh

The Walls Have Ears

The Walls Have Ears

Jul 01, 2011

The proposed Privacy Bill seems skewed towards the state rather than the citizen

Citizen Cane Vs King Canute

Citizen Cane Vs King Canute

Jun 03, 2011

No one’s buying the government’s desperate arguments to keep the prime minister above Lokpal scrutiny

Who Dares Wins

Who Dares Wins

May 04, 2011

Almost 24 years ago, two Indian naval officers were quietly sent off to the United States to attend a training course that few really knew much about. Since then it has been a tragedy of monumental neglect...

Lessons For India

Lessons For India

May 02, 2011

Time our security establishment learnt from the systemic changes and reform that has been attempted by the US in the two decades between the disaster in Iran, the 9/11 attack and the subsequent war against terror in Afghanistan

The People Legislate

The People Legislate

Apr 15, 2011

Lokpal Bill discussions are sure to see standoffs

The Bug’s Musings

The Bug’s Musings

Apr 02, 2011

The Centre plans a clean-up in tainted intel agency NTRO

A Land Of No Return

A Land Of No Return

Mar 26, 2011

Shourie’s explanations do not hold water in the face of evidence that Outlook has accessed

Acrepolis: A Plot Hijacked

Acrepolis: A Plot Hijacked

Mar 19, 2011

Did Arun Shourie gift the Tatas 773 acres of land which should have been demerged before VSNL’s disinvestment but wasn’t?

Unending Tragedies

Unending Tragedies

Feb 25, 2011

The humiliation of 1962, the Rubaiya Sayeed hostage crisis, the Al Faran kidnapping of foreign tourists, IC 814... or even the recent abduction of the district collector of Malkangiri in Orissa and a junior engineer by Maoists...

Ghosts Who Walk

Ghosts Who Walk

Feb 19, 2011

Long overdue, a taskforce report on how to reform our intel agencies

The Swan Song Now

The Swan Song Now

Feb 12, 2011

The CBI sets out to track the money trail from 2G beneficiaries to Kalaignar TV

‘Legally Sound, Rational, Well-Reasoned’

‘Legally Sound, Rational, Well-Reasoned’

Feb 12, 2011

The Tata letter praising A. Raja raises more questions

To Build A Tower Business

To Build A Tower Business

Feb 12, 2011

An MP’s letter exposes the Tata Realty-Unitech nexus

The Great Claw of China

The Great Claw of China

Jan 29, 2011

The confessions of NSCN(IM) leader Anthony Shimray show exactly how China is fuelling India’s northeastern insurgencies

The Hole In The Heart

The Hole In The Heart

Jan 22, 2011

The SC pulls up the Centre, Andhra Pradesh on the Azad ‘encounter’ death

On Rubber Soles

On Rubber Soles

Jan 15, 2011

RAW, IB get new chiefs. All their creative energy will be needed.

Unblanking The Tapes

Unblanking The Tapes

Dec 18, 2010

The first set of tapes was a selective leak. What lies under?

The Quarry Is Watching

The Quarry Is Watching

Dec 17, 2010

Radia could even have known she was being probed

Whose Hand In The Pot?

Whose Hand In The Pot?

Dec 11, 2010

It’s 14 months after the FIR, but the CBI raids may still uncover much

"It's Dressed Up As A Plea to Manmohan Singh, So It Won’t Look Like An Inter-Ambani battle"

Dec 11, 2010

Fresh tapes of intercepted conversations of the lobbyist Niira Radia underline the key role she assigned to the media as an intermediary in achieving her business and political goals.

I Was Just Doing My Job

I Was Just Doing My Job

Nov 24, 2010

What if I am a journalist covering the ministry of defence? What if an arms dealer (or lobbyist) becomes one of my “legitimate sources” for news?

Knick Knack, Paddy Whack

Knick Knack, Paddy Whack

Nov 13, 2010

The Centre contrives to stall the Rs 2,500-crore rice scam inquiry

Greying Eminence

Greying Eminence

Oct 30, 2010

A personnel crisis leaves espionage in the hands of a gerontocracy

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