Officer And A Rogue
Cover Story

Shooting The Brother

Shot at, jailed, assaulted, branded a deserter. All this for exposing his seniors in a theft of seized gold. After 26 years of a traumatic ordeal, the army officer has been reinstated. The full story...

Ushinor Majumdar
Cover Story
Police record shows a ‘closed’ case of theft and molestation in summer ’90, but no word on gold seizure
Naseer Ganai
Cover Story
A retired Kerala officer says bosses violated his right to life
Thufail P.T.
Cover Story
Armed Forces Tribunal has questioned the then Lt Gen Zaki for being unable to investigate the case of missing gold biscuits in Shatrughan Singh Chauhan's case.
Ushinor Majumdar INTERVIEWS Mohammad Ahmed Zaki
The Indian military is its own police and judge. That’s the problem.
Manoj Joshi
Succession Duel
Sasikala’s coup was always lurking in the script somewhere, but OPS’s defiance has stumped her
Kavitha Muralidharan
Sasikala’s CM bid invites public ire, but she has never been one to let that stop her
S. Murari On Sasikala Natarajan
Why are political pundits supporting someone who never held an organisational position under Jayalalithaa’s watch to be the head of the political executive?
Rajesh Ramachandran
Assembly Polls
Demonetisation blowback on the BJP gives the battle for UP two poles but one contender too many. A report from the poll trail.
Bhavna Vij-Aurora
Campus Stir
A students’ stir against ‘nepotist’ runners of Kerala’s law academy brings up deeper malaise in the system
Minu Ittyipe
Campus Stir
Former Kerala Law Academy principal, Dr P. Lekshmi Nair, talks about the just-concluded students’ agitation and the controversies surrounding her...
Minu Ittyipe Interviews P. Lekshmi Nair
Order Disorder
A coalition of judges, officials and angry US citizens closes ranks against Trump
Saif Shahin
Split Press
The US media, torn between dispassion and compliance, faces Trump’s withering fire
Pranay Sharma
In LA, the main course is too dated a concept for these health-conscious foodies who start and finish their lunch and dinner with a...
Neetu Chandra
Aadhaar Pay
Aadhaar biometrics will now enable cashless shopping sans card and smartphone. A look at the hopes and fears.
Arindam Mukherjee
Managing China through Pakistan, while keeping the border peaceful, is held up as India’s goal. That, and acquiring more military muscle.
Ashok K. Mehta
Varied ideas line up, but never freeze into formations. That isn’t the mission either. After all, dance keeps evolving all the time.
Sreevalsan Thiyyadi
The following excerpt from Sheela Reddy's new book gives a glimpse into the dynamics of the relationship shared by Mr and Mrs Jinnah...
Sheela Reddy
The Insider
A regular column on the essential buzz
First Notes
The Dilli gharana of Tanras and Chand Khan has a gentle prima donna
Sreevalsan Thiyyadi
First Notes
At 92, Carnatic exponent Parassala Ponnammal finds fans in the current generation
Hit Factory
Akshay Kumar has devised a template for money-spinners
Giridhar Jha
Speech Balloon
Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh talks about his fight against anti-incumbency after 15 years of rule and the ­efforts of the BJP to win the state.
Anoo Bhuyan INTERVIEWS O. Ibobi Singh
BCCI Secrets
BCCI mandarins hired and fired at will, turning employees into a group of malcontents
Qaiser Mohammad Ali
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.