INDO-US TIES
Modi plays a triangular balancing game with the US and China. Will he succeed?
PRANAY SHARMA

INTERVIEW
Veteran diplomat and author, Anja Manuel, on how the three big powers, US, China and India are likely to shape Asia
PRANAY SHARMA INTERVIEWS ANJA MANUEL

OPINION
Beyond the balancing, India must build good ties with China
SHEN DINGLI
Dismissing Governor Konijeti Rosaiah’s plea that re-election in Thanjavur and Ara­vakurichi be held before the June 11 Rajya Sabha election, the Election Com­mission, which had cancelled the polling slated earlier on May 16...
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SCAM TRAIL
Connections from UPA to NDA, a five-star lifestyle and yet he stayed well below the public radar. Till raids on hawala dealers brought it all tumbling out.
MEETU JAIN
AFRICANS IN INDIA
Official denial of the racist nature of the attacks on them does little to make Africans feel safe in India
ANOO BHUYAN
INTERVIEW
Ram Bahadur Rai, former ABVP general secretary and chairman of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts on his passion for a new Constitution
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OPINION
A cusp figure straddling the spiritual and political. How do Aurobindo’s ideas relate to the Hindu right, to Gandhi, to today’s debates?
MANAS ‘FIRAQ’ BHATTACHARJEE
OPINION
Four riots in jails in Uttar Pradesh over the last couple of months speak of a penal system under strain, crying for a humane overhaul
MAJA DARUWALA
YAMUNA FLOODPLAIN
The green tribunal has asked Art of Living to pay an interim fine for its extravaganza on the Yamuna floodplains
USHINOR MAJUMDAR
INTERVIEW
Professor emeritus at the Department of Environmental Studies, DU, C.R. Babu, on how they estimated the restoration cost of Art of Living’s World Culture Festival
USHINOR MAJUMDAR INTERVIEWS C.R. BABU
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INDO-ITALIAN TIES
Or is there a greater design to this much ado about marines both in India and in Italy?
Outlook in Rewind
10 Years Ago
It’s only the fifth visit by a US president post-independence. But George Bush’s visit to India has generated much more buzz than his colourful predecessor in 2000, and that’s not only for the nuclear power deal and the political hullabaloo over it. The Left parties’ anti-US, anti-West drumbeat is drawing attention away from the quiet but rapidly progressing groundwork on stronger economic ties by business interests in the two countries. Says a senior US government official in India: "The real core of the visit is economic cooperation. A prosperous India is a big global force in the future. Condoleezza Rice said last year that we want to help India become a global power. The link in our mind is a democracy with high economic growth and prosperity."