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COVER STORY

25-01-2013

Vol:30 Iss:01 Magazine Jan 12-25

Vol:30 Iss:01 Magazine Jan 12-25

Briefing

State of the nation

Seema Kazi Cover Story
THE GANG RAPE IN DELHI EVOKED MASS PROTESTS BY women, men and civil society across India. Mass protests in the capital prompted an increasingly ...

Crime in transit

Cover Story
THE Delhi incident has once again brought to the fore the pressing need for gender-responsive public transportation. Gender-specific needs are seldom ...

Western experience

Cover Story
THE rape and assault of the young paramedical student is not merely a case of backward mindsets. Capitalist processes produce such violence even in ...

Man’s world

THE alarming frequency with which the political class displayed the foot-in-the-mouth syndrome during the public protests over the gang rape of a ...

Early predictor of glaucoma

Science & Technology
A new study has found that certain changes in blood vessels in the retina can be an early indicator of increased risk for glaucoma, an eye disease ...

Germany joins SKA Organisation

Science & Technology
The board of directors of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation has approved Germany as the 10th member of the organisation to participate in ...

Unravelling history

THERE is a lot about India’s relations with Pakistan of which we know nothing. By a recent edict the Government of India even barred access to ...

Plan for corporate India

C.P. Chandrasekhar C.P. Chandrasekhar
The Twelfth Five Year Plan document is a shocker because of its unashamed advocacy of measures that favour private capital.

Data Card

Data Card
Women in India: A reality check

State of the nation

Seema Kazi Cover Story
THE GANG RAPE IN DELHI EVOKED MASS PROTESTS BY women, men and civil society across India. Mass protests in the capital prompted an increasingly ...
Travel

River songs

Other
AT the confluence of two mighty rivers, the Mekong and the Nam Khan, lies a quaint and picturesque town that belies the notion that the East and the ...

Crime in transit

Cover Story
THE Delhi incident has once again brought to the fore the pressing need for gender-responsive public transportation. Gender-specific needs are seldom ...

Western experience

Cover Story
THE rape and assault of the young paramedical student is not merely a case of backward mindsets. Capitalist processes produce such violence even in ...
Book Review

Foreign policy lessons

K. P. Fabian World Affairs
THIS book is refreshingly different from what most other retired diplomats have written. There is no sharing of personal experience or boasting of ...

Man’s world

THE alarming frequency with which the political class displayed the foot-in-the-mouth syndrome during the public protests over the gang rape of a ...
Travel

River songs

Other
AT the confluence of two mighty rivers, the Mekong and the Nam Khan, lies a quaint and picturesque town that belies the notion that the East and the ...
Politics

Tamil nationalism, then and now

Politics
THE frequent references in Tamil Nadu and outside to “Tamil nationalist” and “Tamil protectionist” movements by leaders of the Patali Makkal Katchi ...
Politics

Sectarian poison

IT is a truism that societies by their very nature are discordant. This is particularly true of India, which has persisted with rigid hierarchies and ...
Armed Forces

Ailing Army

Purnima S. Tripathi General Issues
Unattractive rewards, work-related psychological issues and operational difficulties make the Indian Army a not-so-attractive career option.

Spirit of tolerance

THREE decades after Jawaharlal Nehru’s death, a crop of “realists” comprising a former Foreign Secretary, J.N. Dixit, a noted columnist, a few ...

Impulsive clamour

V. Venkatesan Cover Story
THE vehement calls from some sections of civil society for an amendment to the law dealing with rape in order to provide for the death penalty for ...

Credibility deficit

THE vehemence of the popular response, particularly of urban youth, against the December 16 Delhi rape incident was unprecedented, but the sequence of ...

‘Where is the political will?’

T. K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
Looking at this incident of gang rape and murder that triggered widespread anger and protests, how would you locate it and the reactions it ...

Distressing chronicle

Cover Story
ON December 17, Additional Sessions Judge-01 (North), Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi, Savita Rao, pronounced an order in a rape case, but it went largely ...

Reluctant state

Kirti Singh Cover Story
THE recent incident of gang rape of a 23-year-old girl by six men in a moving bus in Delhi triggered a nationwide response from citizens, including ...

Women in India: A reality check

Cover Story
Tracing the rise of patriarchy to class-based “civilisations” and the diminishing role of women in such societies, Chris Harman, in his book ‘A ...

Portrayals of rape

Sashi Kumar Cover Story
SHE boarded a bus in Munirka to return home to Dwarka, south-west of Delhi, after an evening show of Life of Pi. What the six men on it did to her on ...

Citizens united

Cover Story
IN a city which has over the years earned the dubious distinction of being “harsh”, “crass” and particularly lacking in fellow feeling among its ...
Cover Story

A nation outraged

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
IF ever there was one incident in recent times that numbed the whole nation, it was the horrific gang rape and violence perpetrated on the 23-year-old ...

Delhi: Worst winter

The Nation
EVERY December-January since 1997, the entire Indo-Gangetic plain has been witnessing a phenomenon that may be called global cooling. This year has ...

Art and the revolution

World Affairs
WITH copious reserves of creativity at their command, Egypt’s young artists, fired by the revolution, are turning canvas, street walls and the digital ...

Foreign policy lessons

THIS book is refreshingly different from what most other retired diplomats have written. There is no sharing of personal experience or boasting of ...

Soaring high

IMAGINE a 50-tonne missile, encased in a 20-metre-long canister, being propelled into the air by a gas generator in a matter of 1.5 seconds. And ...

Germany joins SKA Organisation

Science & Technology
The board of directors of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation has approved Germany as the 10th member of the organisation to participate in ...

The LHC and a milestone

Science & Technology
On December 17, 2012, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) completed the first proton run with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The ...

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