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Cover Story

Ayurveda The Alter Native?

The pandemic has spurred a ­growing interest in India’s traditional ­system of healing, though the taint of ­‘irrationality’ persists

Jeevan Prakash Sharma, Ajay Sukumaran
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March 29, 2021

Cover Story

  • Interview

    ‘Health Is A Complex Subject, Our...’

    What was gold standard a decade ago may not be relevant today, hence there cannot be an answer to developing on line of modern...

    March 29, 2021 | Outlook
  • Jumpcut

    Let’s Stop Promoting Mixopathy

    Let us ­strengthen our good old ­systems from the ground up ­rather than ­trying to decorate the top with techniques from modern medicine, says...

    March 29, 2021 | Dr J A Jayalal
  • Opinion

    The Difficult Conversation Between...

    We have “never claimed any cure for Covid-19”, say the real Ayurveda experts. But it’s a real cusp for medical knowledge—even if integration...

    March 29, 2021 | Shyama Rajagopal


Pollscape/Tamil Nadu

The Third Dimension

In the Tamil state’s bipolar politics, three ‘others’ try to make an impact.

March 29, 2021 | G.C. Shekhar
  • Politics/Bengal Polls

    Fang Shui: The Martial Art Of Mithunda

    The BJP, hankering for a credible ‘insider’ in Bengal, counts on Mithun Chakraborty’s demotic pull

    March 29, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • Interview

    ‘The Three Farm Laws Are Against...’

    Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh explains his government’s priorities for the crucial year ahead and why his plans to retire from...

    March 29, 2021 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav
  • Pollscape/Assam

    Foot Soldiers In Action

    Newcomers bring fresh ammo, new strategy to the poll battlefield in the BJP-ruled Northeast state

    March 29, 2021 | Anupam Bordoloi
  • Farm Laws/States

    State Of The Farm Laws

    Agriculture is a state subject, but Central laws have historically prevailed. Will the three farm laws survive farmers’ anger?

    March 29, 2021 | Lola Nayar
  • Kashmir/Women

    Tears In Heaven

    They are referred to as ‘wives of ex-militants’. They are women from Pakistan and PoK who married Kashmiri men who had crossed the...

    March 29, 2021 | Naseer Ganai
  • Lifestyle/Gardening

    Our Big-Little Kitchen Garden

    Urban dwellers are discovering their green thumb, making new friends and eating fresh, organic greens from community farming

    March 29, 2021 | Lachmi Deb Roy


  • Opinion

    1971: War On Mass Murder

    The genocide committed by Pakistan on Bangladeshis was unmatched since the Nazi holocaust. On the 50th year of this crime...

    March 29, 2021 | Lt Gen (retd) Subrata Saha
  • Sans Frontiers

    Headlines from around the world last week

    March 29, 2021
  • Foreign Hand

    Sober bars? From Tokyo to Austin, Texas, aficionados are sipping from fantastic drinks that have only one thing missing: alcohol. Health is the new craft brew.

    March 29, 2021


  • Snapshot

    Saffron In Red Country

    Is there something the Left and Congress agree on in Kerala? Yes, both badly want to unseat BJP...

    March 29, 2021 | Preetha Nair
  • Snapshot

    Meatless In The Valley

    Rogan Josh? Yakhni? Sorry, autonomy isn’t the only thing that’s been missing from Kashmir. There...

    March 29, 2021 | Naseer Ganai
  • Politics

    Fall Of Andhra’s ‘Apara...’

    Extinction comes even to the canniest political animal. That’s what Chandrababu, who once stood at...

    March 29, 2021 | M.S. Shanker
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    March 29, 2021



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

March 29, 2021

Capital Face-off

For Delhi, ‘government’ shall henceforth mean the ‘L-G’…or so says a new central bill! Kejriwal cries constitutional murder...

March 29, 2021 | Sandeep Sahu

Arts & Entertainment


‘I Don’t Like Roles Which Make Me Look Repetitive’

Telegu actor Rana Daggubati speaks about his art and craft, especially his latest venture 'Hathi Mere Saathi'.

March 29, 2021 | Lachmi Deb Roy


Book Review

Everyone Can Follow Him

Kabir’s mystical poetry enthrals newer generations. This simple, unpretentious translation, with helpful commentary, is a model publishing effort too.

March 29, 2021 | Harish Trivedi


Muzaffarpur Diary

Machchharpur? Smells that can assault even a Covid patient? Yes, yes. But India’s most unlivable city? Bah! It’s my city of joys, my crush, my teenage Brazzers. And those litchis!

March 29, 2021 | Giridhar Jha



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

March 29, 2021