INDO-US TIES
Assam is counting its migrants. How real is the process, how humane?
DOLA MITRA

INTERVIEW
Veteran diplomat and author, Anja Manuel, on how the three big powers, US, China and India are likely to shape Asia
DOLA MITRA INTERVIEWS SARBANANDA SONOWAL

OPINION
Poverty drives the influx that a porous border permits
B.D. SHARMA
When a flash mob of young mothers and their babies gathered on June 5 in Ban­gal­ore’s Garuda Mall to dance and celebrate the third anniversary of online forum BSIM (Breastfeeding Support for Indian Moms), they made for a striking picture.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT/ OPINION
Indignation In Their
Veins
 
The excessively touchy response to Udta Punjab’s tale of a land bleached dry by drugs stems from the widely-alleged Akali complicity

CHANDER SUTA DOGRA

MATHURA
So who is really to blame for the conflagration in the Mathura park? The dead, sadly, tell no tales.
USHINOR MAJUMDAR
MATHURA
The founder of the Jawahar Bagh camp is disowned by the sect he swore by
POST-MORTEM
Fissures grow amid rumours of a transfer of power following defeat in Kerala and Assam
UTTAR PRADESH
Justice for Akhlaq lies trampled as a new report whips Dadri up in beefy, righteous anger
ANOO BHUYAN
RAJYA SABHA
The Rajya Sabha election is in the news—for the wrong reasons
AJAY SUKUMARAN
MAHARASHTRA
Khadse the Leva Patil strongman has put the BJP in a fix. Even his exit, after all, was made ceremonious.
PRARTHNA GAHILOTE
LEADER COMMENT
Domestic violence is a fact of life in India but it’s the violence in public spaces that is showing a sharp spike.
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Subrata Roy has started to rally his huge human resource pool for help. Out on parole from Tihar Jail, Roy has been travelling to different cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Patna, etc) for specially ­arranged meetings with thousands of Sahara ­employees and agents.
NSG
An NSG seat is vital to India’s interest. For all his elite foreign company, can Modi help thwart the China-led naysayers?
PRANAY SHARMA
REGULARS
LAST PAGE
Pahalgam has always seemed to me the ­archetype of a one-horse town—a Hollywood studio of fake shop fronts transported to Himalayan heights.
SUNIL SETHI
Didi’s Roman holiday
The dust over the Italian marines’ controversy may just be settling down but Mamata Banerjee is already planning an official visit to Rome.
E-RETAIL
Flipkart, the online shopping pioneer in India, is facing a crisis that will define its future
ARINDAM MUKHERJEE, AJAY SUKUMARAN
BUNDELKHAND
See The Grim Reaper
Come
 
Jayati Saha’s snapshots of a landscape ravaged by creeping climate change

JAYATI SAHA
REVIEW
Advertising reflects its times and that it is not in the business of activism. Parameswaran covers a gamut of anecdotes to illustrate his point.
ANJANA BASU
REVIEW
Gimlet-eyed essays on the Constitution ask crucial questions
UTTAM SENGUPTA

TAMIL FILMS
A pyrotechnical burst of creativity—with grit, grunge and realism—is lighting up the cinemas
AJAY SUKUMARAN
THE REVIEWS
Don’t think too much of the plot, just watch the stars and take in the ’70s production design and music
DEEPA GAHLOT
THE REVIEW
An album by a rock-n-roll great that opens with the ektara
SIDDHARTHA MISHRA
10 QUESTIONS
Swedish footballer Jonas Olsson, 33, was in India last week as part of the Football for Health initiative.
SIDDHARTHA MISHRA INTERVIEWS JONAS OLSSON

TRIBUTE
Meeting Muhammad Ali and visiting hometown offers a rare glimpse into the legend who fought his biggest battles outside the ring.
DILIP BOBB ON MUHAMMAD ALI
SPORTS
His Olympic legacy secure, Sushil has staked and sacrificed his all for a spot at Rio
QAISER MOHAMMAD ALI
LEADER COMMENT
For putting together the most amazing record of wins in tennis
GOSSIP
On how newspaapers are showing that journalism is the first draft of history, a book on medical malpractices and Achala Moulik's latest
THE INSIDER
A regular column on the essential buzz
K.S. SHAINI, USHINOR MAJUMDAR, MINU ITTYIPE, AJAY SUKUMARAN, MIHIR SRIVASTAVA, UTTAM SENGUPTA
DELHI THEATRE
National School of Drama, one of the top theatre schools in the world, is hosting its Summer Theatre Festival. The event kickstarts with the play Tajmahal ka Tender, directed by Chittaranjan Tripathy.
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ISSUE DATED | JUNE 03, 2013
REVIEW
An honourable Svengali and his Mujib-speaking protege ply their trade in liberated Bangladesh. Imam weaves a hyper-realistic tale of tragedy, farce, idealism and power.
Outlook in Rewind
10 Years Ago
Even in the still and serene surroundings of his 2,000-acre estate on the Sahayadri slopes in Chikmagalur in the Western Ghats, Ashok Kuriyan can feel the hustle-and-bustle and the pace of the Indian economy. At Balanoor Plantations, the "feelgood" factor has gripped every worker, including its MD Kuriyan. After all, despite a huge rise in input costs, it netted a cool profit of Rs 30 lakh this season, compared to a "no-profit, no-loss situation" in the previous one. "If we had not got the Rs 25 lakh subsidy last year, we would've been in serious trouble," says Kuriyan.