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Bihar Votes

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There are a few contenders to the throne. And many pretenders. But can they dislodge the king of 15 years? All that's to know about the Bihar elections.

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October 26, 2020

Cover Story

Jump Cut

No Anti-Incumbency For Mr Clean

Another factor that has worked in Nitish’s favour is women as a vote-bank, says Sanjay Kumar Jha, Water Resources Minister of Bihar

October 26, 2020 | Sanjay Kumar Jha
  • Jump Cut

    A Liberator Versus A Turncoat

    There are two eras in Bihar: one before Laloo and one after. He changed the state’s social structure.

    October 26, 2020 | Shivanand Tiwari
  • Interview

    ‘I Hope And Wish And...'

    Four-term MP Shatrughan Sinha shares his observation on the Bihar elections and the prospects...

    October 26, 2020 | Giridhar Jha
  • Personality

    Bold Gamble By Lamplight

    Chirag Paswan has done the unthinkable by pulling out of the NDA. But there could be a...

    October 26, 2020 | Giridhar Jha
  • Opinion

    A Tale Of Two Leaders

    Laloo Prasad and Nitish Kumar have both contributed towards shaping Bihar's destiny, each in their own...

    October 26, 2020 | Saibal Gupta


  • Unsurely/Insured

    A Virus They Won’t Cover

    Why are mediclaim reimbursements so unpredictable in Covid cases?

    October 26, 2020 | Jeevan Prakash Sharma
  • Readership/Survey

    The Numerical Advantage?

    TRPs are tarnished. Can it be that the Indian Readership Survey is compromised too?

    October 26, 2020 | Jyotika Sood
  • Tamil Nadu/Politics

    Locked In A Stately Duel

    Stalin and Palaniswami have contrasting personalities and skills. The battle lines are drawn clearly...

    October 26, 2020 | G.C. Shekhar
  • Bengal/Politics

    A Blood Meridian

    Eyes set on next year’s assembly polls, TMC and BJP draw swords in a gathering mass of political...

    October 26, 2020 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • Ceasefire/Violations

    The Shells Don’t Stop

    Away from Ladakh, cross-LoC violations keep the Indo-Pak pot boiling

    October 26, 2020 | Naseer Ganai
  • Politics/UP

    Op In No position

    It’s advantage BJP in UP as rivals Congress, SP and BSP struggle to shrug off their inertia.

    October 26, 2020 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav
  • Wide/Angle

    Look Ma, Asura Is The Lesser...

    A photo-essay on artisans of Kumartuli, forced to rein in their creativity in the time of Covid

    October 26, 2020 | Sandipan Chatterjee
  • Digital/Dating

    2020—A Digital Love Story

    Stay-at-home, work-from-home, social distancing, Covid curbs…but online dating keeps the lonely...

    October 26, 2020 | Lachmi Deb Roy



A Crude Jolt

Lack of demand for oil since the Covid lockdown has put huge pressure on global oil producers

October 26, 2020 | Shreerupa Mitra, D.L.N. Sastri



Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week

October 26, 2020

The Foreign Hand

The Covid shutdown meant no one could stay in the hotel...

October 26, 2020



Beef With The Tiger

A radical BJP leader in Assam has demanded an end to feeding beef to zoo tigers. The party says not our view.

October 26, 2020 | Abdul Gani
  • Snapshot

    Covid Cloud Over Dasara

    The raging pandemic has put a big question mark over Mysore's 400-year-old celebrations

    October 26, 2020 | Ajay Sukumaran
  • Odisha

    The Tweet That Wasn’t

    The Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha was left with egg on its face after falling for fake news

    October 26, 2020 | Sandeep Sahu
  • Interview

    Over To BJP

    If a party cannot choose its leader, how will the people choose you as a leader to lead the country, asks...

    October 26, 2020 | G.C. Shekhar
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    October 26, 2020



In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

October 26, 2020

A Father Imprisoned

NIA's arrest of 84-year-old Adivasi activist Stan Swamy has re-opened the debate around witch-hunt by the government in the Bhima-Koregaon case

October 26, 2020 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav



Board Of Thorns

A fractured ICC twists this way and that to elect an independent chairman; its ambitious mandarins are ensnared in its controversial election process.

October 26, 2020 | Soumitra Bose

Arts & Entertainment

Review/Art And Culture

‘Global Awards Are Very Inspirational’

Global awards help actors like me who are fond of independent films—the recognition attracts producers, thinking that an actor will bring credibility into a film, says Adil Hussain

October 26, 2020 | Lachmi Deb Roy


Book Review

Passion In The Kothas

Two courtesans perform a sensual dance of love in a globalised, pre-colonial Awadh

October 26, 2020 | Kashish Dua



Lathicharge Diary

RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary re-lives the day the police rained blows on him on his way to Hathras

October 26, 2020 | Jayant Chaudhary



Published Feedback From Our Readers: Rants, Raves, Bouquets, Brickbats

September 21, 2020