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Issue Date : 08 August 2016

National

Operation #BetiUthao

The full, 11,350-word text of Neha Dixit's five-part investigation "Operation #BabyLift" on how the Sangh Parivar flouted every Indian and international law on child right to traffic 31 young tribal girls from Assam to Punjab and Gujarat to ‘Hinduise’ them.


National

#BetiUthao: Congress To Move Parliament, Assam Assembly

Congress leaders say they would have moved for adjournment if not for floods in the state

National

Govt Threatens To Sack Assam Child Rights Top Official

Runumi Gogoi's been asked to change her report if she wants to continue with the state commission.


National

Part 2: The Trail

In the border areas of Assam, there’s a comprehensive network of Sangh outfits which concentrate on welfare activities

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National

The Law: Wrong Every Way And Breaking Every Law

Operation Beti Uthao clearly violates Indian and international laws and guidelines


National

Part 5: Ghar Wapasi For The Girls?

The Bodo and adivasis girls, taken away from their homes, have now emb­raced patriarchal ideas of honour, sati and jauhar


Books

Inside The Unfree State

A feminist economist holds forth on ecology, agriculture, family, state


National

Part 3: Ranis Of Chhota Kashi

The message was clear—that if you’re from Northeast, you are Hindu—and it is being clearly indoctrinated in these young girls


National

Part 1: Baby Snatching

The complexities of the tribals’ animist practices are flattened out for the Sangh parivar’s agenda.


National

Intro: The Sangh’s Stolen Child Crusade

How the parivar flouted every law on children to traffic 31 young tribal girls from Assam to Punjab and Gujarat to ‘Hinduise’ them. And how it leaves their parents forlorn.


National

Part 4:‘Those Nimn Jaati Girls’

If they want to help children, why not in Assam?


National

Podcast: Author Neha Dixit On The Future Of The 31 Girls

Korobi, the pracharika who identified girls who can be picked up, was herself chosen by the Sangh after the Nellie massacre


National

The Affidavit Smokescreen: 20 Times, The Same Lies

Girl children from 5 districts of Assam were whisked away on the basis of these affidavits


National

Timeline: Such A Long, Tortuous—And Illegal—Journey...

31 tribal girls, between the age of three and 11, from five border districts of Assam are taken to Delhi...


Miscellaneous

Nice Diary

The city is heaving with tourists soaking up the Mediterranean sun, and gorging on ice cream and kababs.


Business

Smoke From A Failed Launch

The government finds it hard to accept the orders in the Antrix-Devas case. But, it may simply have to pay.


National

Words Were All It Took

Offensive. Counter-offensive. Counter-counter-offensive. And a small matter of caste.


Opinion

Let’s Talk Caste

Parliament must defeat the ruling caste silence


National

Commission Of Omission

The statutory body for conducting ­elections is ­today a pale shadow of its once-independent self


National

The Other Kashmir Family Album

When the slumber of a society’s conscience is deep and layered, art hopes to jolt the benumbed giant...here’s a rude awakening, administered virtually


Society

Par Avion

A random sample from the British periodicals


National

Silence Isn’t Golden

Modi seems caught in his own image trap, which handicaps him from making the essential jump from prime minister to leader


Sports

In Praise Of Tour De France

For giving every spectator a front-row seat without having to buy a ticket


Art & Entertainment

Kabali

The film itself is laboured and sometimes contrived, the gangster elements are predictable and sometimes even comic


Art & Entertainment

Madaari

The film proves that the idea of the worm-turning kind of vigilantism has its limitations


Art & Entertainment

The Sked

Pratibimb Marathi Natya Utsav's seventh edition, the European Union Film Festival touring Ahmedabad and a solo art show by Ritu Gupta in Delhi.


National

Deep Throat

A regular column on the essential buzz


Society

Grandmama’s Café

The place is packed, noisy and popular, and nobody seems to mind sipping their cold coffee as trucks trundle by.


Society

And Also

Science cannot explain all there is for the simple reason that we won’t ever know all there is to explain.


National

Seven Days

The states of the nation: news, headlines, gossip, rumours, things we learnt




Books

Love, As The Chairman Smiles

A novel about the Emer­gency era, stating its horrors as if in a reportage


Books

Bibliofile

A professor of Physics writes about the troubled Af-Pak region, Anuja Chauhan's latest and Truman Capote's unfinished book turns a thirty.


Art & Entertainment

Rasika Dugal

An actress who has carved a niche for herself, Rasika Dugal has starred in Kshay and Qissa, and is in a new biopic of Sadat Hasan Manto and a Malayalam film


Sports

Youth, Or The Bull’s Eye

The indefatigable Abhinav Bindra takes aim at the Rio Olympics, his fifth and last


National

Buying American Blades

HAL’s Make in India prowess is ignored; Boeing to supply assault helicopters


Art & Entertainment

Tea Leaves Backwards

A peek into the world’s most rare collection of tea artefacts


Business

‘We Are Open To Resolving The Matter Amicably’

CEO of Devas Multimedia, Ramachandran Vishwanathan, on the snowballing Devas-Antrix muddle


National

Riddle Of The ‘Safe’ Plane

The curious case of the AN-32 that disappeared with 29 on board