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Prelude To An Ending

Will a rising sea submerge India’s coastal cities and villages in the future? Will climate change affect our monsoon, and the floods and droughts linked to it?

Jyotika Sood
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September 13, 2021

Cover Story


Plough The Sand

The drive for high-yield seeds, dependence on fertilisers, energy and water have pushed agriculture to the brink of climate collapse

September 13, 2021 | Lola Nayar
  • Sundarbans

    Waves Whisper Closer

    Devastating storm surges, increasing salinity, slow death of fishing and distressed inhabitants desperately...

    September 13, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • Opinion

    A Slick Story

    The newly-launched National Mission on Edible Oil-Oil Palm is high on objectives. But are they...

    September 13, 2021 | BM Vyas, Manu Kaushik
  • Opinion

    The Smoking Point

    Confused about which vegetable oil to use? Here’s a ready reckoner.

    September 13, 2021 | Bodhisattwa Maity
  • Grasslands

    Spot Snakes In The Grass

    The grasslands are the most productive ecosystems, but they are the responsibility of none, they...

    September 13, 2021 | Ananda Banerjee


Tamil Nadu/Politics

Kodanad Plot Boils Over

Who or what is behind the 2017 burglary at Jayalalithaa’s Nilgiris bungalow and subsequent deaths? The mystery deepens as the investigation reopens.

September 13, 2021 | G.C. Shekhar
  • Farming/Agristack

    Sowing Data Seeds

    Details of Agristack, the flagship to digitally transform agriculture, are not public yet. Why are critics...

    September 13, 2021 | Jyotika Sood
  • History/Controversy

    Subaltern Rebels Or Commun...

    A century after it shook the Malabar region, the character of the Mappila rebellion remains unsettled

    September 13, 2021 | Preetha Nair
  • Opinion

    Beware Of The Victor’s Lies

    Exclusion of the 1921 rebellion from our freedom struggle’s official history is a grave injustice to...

    September 13, 2021 | M.B. Rajesh
  • Obituary

    The Omvedt Code

    Gail Omvedt kept her allegiance with Dalits, Adivasis and the rural working classes till the end

    September 13, 2021 | Cynthia Stephen


  • Sans Frontiers

    Headlines from around the world last week

    September 13, 2021
  • Foreign Hand

    No one’s done it since the summer of ’69. Not even Federer. Now Djokovic closes in on a full Grand Slam…Rod...

    September 13, 2021
  • Afghanistan/The Aftermath

    Last Flight At Zero 100

    As the Americans finally exit, the fog of war still lies thick over Afghanistan. The Taliban face...

    September 13, 2021 | Seema Guha
  • Afghans In India

    They Sleep With Their Boots On

    Blinded, bereaved, besieged…. Since the ’90s, Delhi has been a safe haven for Afghans fleeing their benighted...

    September 13, 2021 | Tribhuvan Tiwari



Not A Family Affair

Who will head Tata Sons next? And why you should care.

September 13, 2021 | Asha Menon

A Freight-Ening Crunch

Just as export prospects start looking up this summer, a shortage...

September 13, 2021 | Lola Nayar



Never Out On A Limb

India’s stellar show at the Tokyo Paralympics turns our attention to each para athlete’s conquest of personal tragedy. They are stars no less than anyone.

September 13, 2021 | Soumitra Bose


  • Snapshot

    Hunt For White Spider

    Marijuana may be local, but drug cartels are now using women and children, even BTech students, to...

    September 13, 2021 | Sandeep Sahu
  • Snapshot

    Horror At ­Chamundi Hill

    Mysore is jolted by two violent crimes in quick succession: a shooting at a jewellery store that...

    September 13, 2021 | Ajay Sukumaran
  • Spotlight

    Raising The Farm Stakes

    Muzaffarnagar, Sep 5, is the new dateline of protest. A mahapanchayat, with participants...

    September 13, 2021 | Lola Nayar
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    September 13, 2021



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

September 13, 2021

‘PM Nitish’ In Party Drumbeat

The new refrain, coming every other day, can’t be without calculation. Subtle feelers to the Opposition can’t harm the JD(U)...

September 13, 2021 | Giridhar Jha

Arts & Entertainment

Tamil Nadu/Temple Singer

Shakti Sings For Shiva

The voice of a woman ‘Odhuvaar’ resonates from a Tamil Nadu temple

September 13, 2021 | G.C. Shekhar
Review/Art And Culture

‘Create Your Brand Using Your Own...’

Why Annu Kapoor calls himself 'unsuitable, unfit and ugly' for the entertainment industry

September 13, 2021 | Lachmi Deb Roy


Book Review

Felt With A Trunk

In a narrative arc sweeping from Tsarist and revolutionary Russia to New York émigrés in 2020 and a boy and his fantastical elephant, Pickering connects the picaresque with post-truth

September 13, 2021 | Bhaskar Roy


Naxalbari Diary

Yes, it’s a 180-degree turn. The BJP won this assembly seat by a whopping 58% vote—saffron and TMC flags fly everywhere. And the only Left party in the fray scored less than NOTA!

September 13, 2021 | Suvam Pal



Published feedback from our readers: rants, raves, bouquets, brickbats

September 13, 2021