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Madness!
National Magazine December 18, 2017
Comment
If we want to be called a civilised society, a progressive polity and a constitutional democracy, we need to put an end to these 'communal' murders.
Ram Redux A New Calendar For Polls And Puja
  • Comment
    Until the Left and the Centre revisit Gandhi’s Rama, the Right will continue to monopolise the religious idiom of the masses.
  • After Amma
    A year after Jayalalitha’s death, Tamil Nadu continues to be in a state of political flux
  • In & Around
    Meet BSP's "chillar" candidate in Gujarat; Why are crows dying a mysterious death in Assam's Sonitpur. Read all the juicy tidbits here...
  • The Insider
    A regular column on the essential buzz
  • Last Page
    Today, Ayodhya is full of Ram temples that claim to be built at the birthplace of Ram. The reason is obvious. Any temple that establishes itself as the birthplace of Ram gets huge donations from devotees, writes filmmaker Anand Patwardhan.
Padmini And The Elite
National Magazine December 04, 2017
Comment
The more the elite sniggers at pre-modern ideas like Sita or Hanuman or Saraswati and upholds someone like M.F. Husain’s right to disrobe Hindu icons, the more they are pushing the pre-modern masses into the waiting lap of the Hindu Right.
Suffocatingly, Yours
National Magazine November 27, 2017
Comment
Sure, we will suffer this year’s smog in suffocation. But, let me let out a big secret, there will be crop burning, smog, toxic air and deadly sickness next year too.
Torture As Evidence
National Magazine November 20, 2017
Comment
Who killed Pradyuman Thakur is important. But more important is that Ashok Kumar, the school bus conductor, is innocent.
Khichdi Of Pulkistan
National Magazine November 13, 2017
Comment
Is the glorification of khichdi another way of celebrating the first anniversary of demonetisation?
Indira: The Print Ages By A Century
National Magazine November 06, 2017
22 Anniversary
From syncretic socialist to outright authoritarian, Indira Gandhi’s political journey changed many courses of the peninsula. She was born in 1917, ­­a hundred years ago.
Som And Khan
National Magazine October 30, 2017
Comment
This hatred for the Mughals and unrequited admiration for the British is something inexplicable in most Hindutva leaders.
  • Diktat Didi
    More and more of those who had rallied behind Mamata’s poriborton call now stand against her
  • Opinion
    Structural and process-related issues do plague Railways. But we’re aware of the nation’s growing aspirations, hence keep reforming and overhauling.
  • The Insider
    A regular column on the essential buzz
  • In & Around
    For the sake of Swachh Bharat, Jabalpur administration goes tough on pet owners. Another card for Sadhu babas? Read all the exciting stories from in and around.
Crossing The Ravana Rekha
National Magazine October 23, 2017
Cover Story
Women students clashing with ­authorities in north India signal that while patriarchy hasn’t changed, the ground under its feet is shifting
The Subcontinental Menu
National Magazine October 16, 2017
In & Around
A temple for development man Narendra Modi; how Nepal is about to anoint a three-year-old girl as 'Living Goddess'; read all the juicy news from the neighbourhood...
Madness!
National Magazine December 18, 2017
If we want to be called a civilised society, a progressive polity and a constitutional democracy, we need to put an end to these 'communal' murders.
How The Adivasi Goes To Vote
National Magazine December 18, 2017
The battle for Gujarat’s 27 ST seats is just a blip in the daily struggle for survival of 15 per cent of the state’s electorate
The Master’s String
National Magazine December 18, 2017
When the Congress, which still doesn’t know how far to use Hindutva, swears by the ‘sacred’ janeu, the theatre turns absurd and the humour dark
Keeping The Boys Off The Courts
National Magazine December 18, 2017
Withdrawal of stone-pelting cases may help earn the goodwill of Kashmiri youth and boost the will for peace
A Perfect Storm Of Apathy
National Magazine December 18, 2017
Cyclone Ockhi: 29 Kerala fishermen dead and 130 still missing. An indifferent bureaucracy bears the blame.
Two Poles And A Green Drape
National Magazine December 18, 2017
Religion or ethnicity? The Kashmiris’ response to Babri tells what drives their unrest.
Deep Throat
National Magazine December 18, 2017
A regular column on the essential buzz
Cyclone Diary
National Magazine December 18, 2017
"Error in tracking cyclones is decreasing. If we compare ourselves with other countries, I can say we are better than the Japanese in predicting cyclone paths," writes director of forecasting, IMD
The Subcontinental Menu
National Magazine December 18, 2017
Why are these Mahadalit women in Bihar's Dhibra jamming? All about austere nuptials of Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi’s son. Read all the juicy news...
Ram Redux A New Calendar For Polls And Puja
National Magazine December 11, 2017
The BJP’s keenness to wave again the magic wand that helped it beat Mandal in the 1990s­ could be a sign that the ruling party’s 2019 script will have a ‘mandir accomplished’ theme
Ramayanam As Tragedy
National Magazine December 11, 2017
Until the Left and the Centre revisit Gandhi’s Rama, the Right will continue to monopolise the religious idiom of the masses.
No Bud Amid Two Leaves
National Magazine December 11, 2017
A year after Jayalalitha’s death, Tamil Nadu continues to be in a state of political flux
The Subcontinental Menu
National Magazine December 11, 2017
Meet BSP's "chillar" candidate in Gujarat; Why are crows dying a mysterious death in Assam's Sonitpur. Read all the juicy tidbits here...
Deep Throat
National Magazine December 11, 2017
A regular column on the essential buzz
Ayodhya Diary
National Magazine December 11, 2017
Today, Ayodhya is full of Ram temples that claim to be built at the birthplace of Ram. The reason is obvious. Any temple that establishes itself as the birthplace of Ram gets huge donations from devotees, writes filmmaker Anand Patwardhan.
Padmini And The Elite
National Magazine December 04, 2017
The more the elite sniggers at pre-modern ideas like Sita or Hanuman or Saraswati and upholds someone like M.F. Husain’s right to disrobe Hindu icons, the more they are pushing the pre-modern masses into the waiting lap of the Hindu Right.
A Footballer Shifts His Goalposts
National Magazine December 04, 2017
A police strategy built around rehabilitation leads some young militants to rejoin their family. Can it stem the tide?
The Memory Of A Kingdom
National Magazine December 04, 2017
Sonia could lend power to her party that was in a bad shape in 1998. The Congress is sicker now at Rahul’s ascendancy. Can he emulate his mother?
Rani & Rogues
National Magazine December 04, 2017
The contrast between the way the police dealt with protests by Dalits in UP’s Saharanpur and Rajputs in Rajasthan is part of a pattern of selective aggression and selective silence that goes deep and wide
The Subcontinental Menu
National Magazine December 04, 2017
Why is BHU's porn-watching junta now suddenly listening to 'Har Har Mahadev'? Good people of Jharkhand might get a pre-christmas gift. Read all the juicy news...
Deep Throat
National Magazine December 04, 2017
A regular column on the essential buzz
Suffocatingly, Yours
National Magazine November 27, 2017
Sure, we will suffer this year’s smog in suffocation. But, let me let out a big secret, there will be crop burning, smog, toxic air and deadly sickness next year too.
No Signs On Road To Hell
National Magazine November 27, 2017
Two border districts of Bengal are top hubs of trafficking of girls in India. Even locals aren’t safe.
Fresh Footstep To Firefight
National Magazine November 27, 2017
A new J&K law makes damage to property during protests punishable. Many find it draconian.
‘Delhi Pollution Can Cause Lung Cancer And Premature Death’
National Magazine November 27, 2017
Tackling a heavy load of patients Dr J.C. Suri, a leading pulmonologist, says that high levels of air pollution can also result in underdeveloped lungs in children and even the possibility of lung cancer.
Porn Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
National Magazine November 27, 2017
Video clips are mere breach of privacy. If there is any taboo that must shake the nation’s consciousness awake, it’s the violence on the marginalised.
Zeno’s Paradox?
National Magazine November 27, 2017
Making grand plans, then backing off, why is the Congress dithering still over making Rahul party boss...
Chandy To The Left, Chandy...
National Magazine November 27, 2017
Corruption, sleaze defined a regime that Kerala had voted out. Now another Chandy & Co keeps the headlines rolling.
The Subcontinental Menu
National Magazine November 27, 2017
In UP, superhero community is getting people to obey traffic signals; Why can't Hyderabad techies now drink in their company's T-shirts? Read all the juicy news...
Deep Throat
National Magazine November 27, 2017
A regular column on the essential buzz
Rape Capital Diary
National National Magazine November 27, 2017
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal, who is on a Satyagraha since November 3, says that the objective of my method is to invigorate myself through concentrated activity, and jolt the system out of its stupor.
Rape Capital Diary
National National Magazine November 27, 2017
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal, who is on a Satyagraha since November 3, says that the objective of my method is to invigorate myself through concentrated activity, and jolt the system out of its stupor.
Torture As Evidence
National Magazine November 20, 2017
Who killed Pradyuman Thakur is important. But more important is that Ashok Kumar, the school bus conductor, is innocent.
Lens Shows A Spiderweb
National Magazine November 20, 2017
So bad is crime probe in India that a closer view at cases exposes the sleuths further
The Tamil Gag Raj
National Magazine November 20, 2017
A cartoonist’s recent arrest is no exception, leaders in Tamil Nadu have always pounded the press
Around Home For 20 Months
National Magazine November 20, 2017
Mumbai’s murderer guard jumped parole, worked as a labourer in native Kashmir. He’s been re-arrested.
A Stunted Growth Story
National Magazine November 20, 2017
Malnutrition is a national disgrace. Can the Centre’s grand plan consign it to history?
The Subcontinental Menu
National Magazine November 20, 2017
Gujarat's 'designer babies', the donkey business in the name of Ram Rahim and Honeypreet; read juicy news from the neighbourhood...
Deep Throat
National Magazine November 20, 2017
A regular column on the essential buzz
Tout As A Topper
National Magazine November 20, 2017
Fake lawyers. And now touts who offer judgeship? Leaked papers were sold to candidates appearing for examinations for appointment to the lower judiciary in Haryana.
Khichdi Of Pulkistan
National Magazine November 13, 2017
Is the glorification of khichdi another way of celebrating the first anniversary of demonetisation?
Talking About, Talking With Kashmir
National Magazine November 13, 2017
Now that convulsions on Kashmir’s streets have subsided, the Centre makes a careful bid for talks, appointing Dineshwar Sharma as interlocutor. Too late in the day, say detractors; from a position of strength, says the government. But for talks to bear fruit, all stakeholders have to be engaged, backed by flexibility from Delhi.
Three-Legged Rebellion
National Magazine November 13, 2017
After 22 years of BJP, there’s a generation in Gujarat that hasn’t seen anything else. But are the dissenters strong enough—and cohesive?
A Rosary Of Rudraksha Beads
National Magazine November 13, 2017
There exists a blur in the Tamil Christian identity. That is to smoothen proselytisation, argue critics.
The Subcontinental Menu
National Magazine November 13, 2017
From an airport that closed its runway to make way for a temple procession to the Kadknath chicken that is being touted as a aphrodisiac, you have it all here
Deep Throat
National Magazine November 13, 2017
A regular column on the essential buzz
Gauri Diary
National Magazine November 13, 2017
Kavitha Lankesh pens an elegy for her sister Gauri, who was killed in cold blood on September 5
Indira: The Print Ages By A Century
National Magazine November 06, 2017
From syncretic socialist to outright authoritarian, Indira Gandhi’s political journey changed many courses of the peninsula. She was born in 1917, ­­a hundred years ago.
When Voter Participation Surged And Party Competition Sharpened
National Magazine November 06, 2017
The Dravidian movement is a century old—envisioned as an anti-Brahmin formation, though its political outfits did have elite leaders. Even today, the AIADMK and DMK face no threat to electoral dominance.
The Seeds Of Truth Grew Revolution
National Magazine November 06, 2017
The marginalised Naxalbari movement was but a ­continuation of the nationally revered ­Champaran satyagraha of 1917
What Congress & CIA Brought Down
National Magazine November 06, 2017
The first Communist government’s welfare measures were not socialistic but democratic reforms
Fifty Years Of The Rise Of The Right
National Magazine November 06, 2017
1967 marked a ­definite ­rightward shift with the end of the Congress monopoly over Indian democracy
Image Musings Text
National Magazine November 06, 2017
What does a magazine do when the coherent world of letters shatters around us? Open ourselves up to the beautiful cacophony.
Future And Past
National Magazine November 06, 2017
Whether print lives or not, many have for long been writing the obituary of magazine journalism.
That Year When ­Outlook Happened
National Magazine November 06, 2017
The 1st year was tightly stacked. A collage of the state of affairs in 1995.
Som And Khan
National Magazine October 30, 2017
This hatred for the Mughals and unrequited admiration for the British is something inexplicable in most Hindutva leaders.
The Highway, Yes. But Not Her Way!
National Magazine October 30, 2017
More and more of those who had rallied behind Mamata’s poriborton call now stand against her
Chugging Into A New Rhythm
National Magazine October 30, 2017
Structural and process-related issues do plague Railways. But we’re aware of the nation’s growing aspirations, hence keep reforming and overhauling.
Deep Throat
National Magazine October 30, 2017
A regular column on the essential buzz
The Subcontinental Menu
National Magazine October 30, 2017
For the sake of Swachh Bharat, Jabalpur administration goes tough on pet owners. Another card for Sadhu babas? Read all the exciting stories from in and around.
Crossing The Ravana Rekha
National Magazine October 23, 2017
Women students clashing with ­authorities in north India signal that while patriarchy hasn’t changed, the ground under its feet is shifting
Asthma And Mutton Fry
National Magazine October 23, 2017
Does asthma have a religion? Till recently, that is till someone shoved religion into our constricted respiratory tracts, I really thought sputum was secular.
Fresh Trickle Of Teertham
National Magazine October 23, 2017
Kerala’s Dalit pujari is a first in the south since Sangam era
The Subcontinental Menu
National Magazine October 23, 2017
How is cannabis protecting Jyotirlinga from erosion? Why does Darul Uloom Deoband not want women to go to beauty parlours? Read juicy stories...
The Hand Beckons A Grass Root
National Magazine October 23, 2017
The Congress needs Mamata to counter BJP. But its Bengal cadre loathes the TMC. Is an alliance feasible?
Reconnect Switch Is On
National Magazine October 23, 2017
The CM is on an outreach mission, sensing a drain in people’s support. Opposition dubs it political stunt.
Deep Throat
National Magazine October 23, 2017
A regular column on the essential buzz
RaGa Road To Gujarat Navsurgence
National Magazine October 23, 2017
Rahul hits BJP with slowdown and scandal with faultless timing, but can it be termed a Congress reawakening?
The Subcontinental Menu
National Magazine October 16, 2017
A temple for development man Narendra Modi; how Nepal is about to anoint a three-year-old girl as 'Living Goddess'; read all the juicy news from the neighbourhood...
Saffron Ambivalence
National Magazine October 16, 2017
RSS throws cold water on Centre’s overtures to Kashmiris. Not all are amused.
A Prayer Sent Out Loudly
National Magazine October 16, 2017
Mamata Banerjee’s token gestures towards Muslims have caused a communal divide without really empowering the community
Riddles Under The Thick Veil
National Magazine October 16, 2017
A probe into Jayalalitha’s death is set to begin. Will it get caught in the labyrinth of vendetta politics?
Death For Moustache
National Magazine October 16, 2017
As for the ‘Mr. Dalit’ Whatsapp campaign, the Dalits have once again shown the world that they will not be cowed down.
Deep Throat
National Magazine October 16, 2017
A regular column on the essential buzz
Signal Is Green For The Guilty
National Magazine October 16, 2017
The callousness, incompetence and criminal negligence in how this colonial legacy works would put even General Dyer of Jalianwala Bagh infamy to shame. Even after causing thousands of deaths in some of the world’s worst rail accidents, this public deparment has helped every guilty employee go scot-free.
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