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Bihar 2020

Second Is First Fiddle

The long Nitish-BJP relation has had its ups and downs, especially vis-à-vis Modi, but this may turn out to be the trickiest phase ever. A pyrrhic victory for the seven-time CM.

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November 23, 2020

Cover Story


Dynast Within A Democracy

Lalu Prasad’s son might have ended on the losing side but Tejashwi the leader is here to stay

November 23, 2020 | Shashank Chaturvedi
  • Bihar 2020

    The Wet Blanket

    The Congress takes refuge behind facile arguments: ‘tough seats’, ‘vote-cutting’. But its poor run in Bihar...

    November 23, 2020 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav
  • Bihar 2020

    Solo ‘Chalo’ In 2025?

    Bihar is closed out. The BJP turns its undivided attention to Bengal and other states.

    November 23, 2020 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
  • Opinion

    Stand On Your Head And Learn

    The Bihar polls were devoid of real choices, disconnected with real issues. The results fly in the face...

    November 23, 2020 | Yogendra Yadav
  • Opinion

    Irony In A Crafted...

    How did ‘Jai Shri Ram’ win? By managing media and by deploying LJP, MIM et al. That helped thwart...

    November 23, 2020 | Pushpendra


  • Politics/Bengal

    Hammer The Sickle

    Trinamool and BJP in race to poach CPI(M) leaders and loyalists

    November 23, 2020 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • Covid/Medicine

    Placebo Effect

    As new trials show repurposed drugs are useless for Covid, should India rethink its treatment protocols?

    November 23, 2020 | Jeevan Prakash Sharma
  • Opinion

    Haul ‘Em Over Hot Coal

    Stubble-burning might be a big contributor to air pollution but coal-fired power plants are causing the biggest damage.

    November 23, 2020 | Sunil Dahiya
  • Schools/Reopen

    The Boring Blank Board

    Some children are so tired of the coronavirus lockdown they are yearning to return to school

    November 23, 2020 | Prakash Kumar
  • Politics/Bypolls

    Winning & How To Get A Knack

    The Congress staked much on the bypolls in Madhya Pradesh, but ended a poor second...

    November 23, 2020 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav
  • Politics/Bypolls

    Division Bell

    The BJP owes its 6-1 scorecard in UP bypolls to a compliant BSP and a tepid Congress

    November 23, 2020


US/A New Regime

Rites Of Spring, Time To Cure

The Biden-Harris win sends waves of joy through the US and the world. In a divided country, their immediate job is to repair, rejevunate and redirect.

November 23, 2020 | Seema Guha
  • Opinion

    Valley In Soft Focus

    Biden will tread lightly on the rights issue in Kashmir, but that might be a blemish on his foreign policy agenda

    November 23, 2020 | Michael Kugelman
  • Opinion

    Red Alert: Trumpism

    Yes, decency and idealism won this round. Yet, the toxicity in White America that Trump tapped is....

    November 23, 2020 | Raza Rumi
  • Sans Frontiers

    Headlines from around the world last week

    November 23, 2020
  • Literature In Times of Corona

    What does a legendary bookshop on the Left Bank in Paris do when pestilence strikes? Everyone goes ‘Nous sommes tous Shakespeare...

    November 23, 2020



Old? Sold!

Covid-hit India driving more pre-owned cars to avoid public transport, shared cabs.

November 23, 2020 | Lola Nayar


  • Snapshot

    Little Toots Of Poll Bugle

    New Delhi tosses a googly to Kashmir: district polls. The pro-370 Gupkar alliance...

    November 23, 2020 | Naseer Ganai
  • Snapshot

    Pizza Delivery

    A country that fumes when Donald Trump calls it filthy (he meant the air), but where most people feel...

    November 23, 2020 | Outlook Bureau
  • Interview

    ‘We Can’t Condone Police...’

    Not talk about Arnab Goswami? That was not an option, says Seema Mustafa, president, Editor’s Guild...

    November 23, 2020 | Outlook
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    November 23, 2020



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

November 23, 2020

Gongs And Bells

Faith or health? States everywhere have been chary of reopening temples. But priests in Odisha start a unique protest...

November 23, 2020 | Sandeep Sahu

Arts & Entertainment

Review/Art and Culture

‘There Is Nothing Bigger Than The Script And Story For Me’

Actor Rajkummar Rao speaks to Giridhar Jha about his success in this time of content-rich Hindi cinema.

November 23, 2020 | Giridhar Jha



Prose, Poetry, Pain, Pathos

Verses with razor-sharp words and thoughts are cutting through the post-370 winter in the Valley

November 23, 2020 | Gowhar Geelani
Book Review

Stick Your Neck Out

A deeply-researched, semi-fictionalised account of William Sleeman’s hunt of the thugs breathes the air of pre...

November 23, 2020 | Anjana Basu


Bihar Diary

Fresh from his superhit Bhojpuri hip-hop video Bambai Mein Ka Ba, which became a “national anthem of sorts” by talking of...

November 23, 2020 | Manoj Bajpayee



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

November 09, 2020