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COVER STORY

08-02-2013

Remembering Vivekananda

Vol:30 Iss:02 Magazine Jan 26-08

Briefing

Engagement with Christianity

"Better Be Ready To Live In Rags With Christ Than To Live In Palaces Without Him." —Swami Vivekananda in Detroit, 1894. SWAMI VIVEKANANDA IS ...

Tryst with the West

ON MAY 31, 1893, A VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN, 30-YEAR-OLD INDIAN monk set sail for the United States. He had never been out of his own country, but he had now ...

Legacy of service

Gwilym Beckerlegge Cover Story
ANNIVERSARIES of the key events of Swami Vivekanandaa’s life periodically confront his devotees and admirers, India, the land of his birth, and ...

Attempts at appropriation

Pralay Kanungo Cover Story
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA STILL COMMANDS AN ICONIC presence in contemporary India. When India celebrates his 150th birth anniversary, various claimants are ...

Engagement with Christianity

"Better Be Ready To Live In Rags With Christ Than To Live In Palaces Without Him." —Swami Vivekananda in Detroit, 1894. SWAMI VIVEKANANDA IS ...

Tryst with the West

ON MAY 31, 1893, A VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN, 30-YEAR-OLD INDIAN monk set sail for the United States. He had never been out of his own country, but he had now ...

French intervention

World Affairs
THE United Nations Security Council on December 20 gave its unanimous approval for an African-led military intervention force to be urgently ...

Data Card

Data Card
Dairy Dilemmas

Voice of a bygone era

AMONG over 200 judges, including 39 Chief Justices, who have served on the Supreme Court of India so far, Justice P.N. Bhagwati is one judge who will ...

Cairo calling

World Affairs
WITH the Muslim Brotherhood coming to power in Egypt, the country seems to be once again trying to reclaim its traditional leadership role in the ...
Natural World

Amazing antennae of insects

Environment
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The BJP and Nathuram Godse

THE Bharatiya Janata Party and its ancestor, the Bharatiya Jan Sangh, have always felt embarrassed and uneasy about Nathuram Godse. They very well ...

Legacy of service

Gwilym Beckerlegge Cover Story
ANNIVERSARIES of the key events of Swami Vivekanandaa’s life periodically confront his devotees and admirers, India, the land of his birth, and ...

New water desalination method

Science & Technology
DESALINATION is hardly a new idea, but the current methods such as reverse osmosis (RO) and flash distillation are energy intensive and require ...

Gene flow from India to Australia

Science & Technology
AUSTRALIA holds some of the earliest archaeological evidence for the presence of modern humans outside Africa, with the earliest sites dated to at ...

Disposing of nuclear waste

Science & Technology
ON January 10, United States Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu announced a new waste disposal strategy for the country. The strategy includes a “pilot ...

Attempts at appropriation

Pralay Kanungo Cover Story
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA STILL COMMANDS AN ICONIC presence in contemporary India. When India celebrates his 150th birth anniversary, various claimants are ...
Politics

Coalition collapse

TRUE to convention, the ruling dispensation of elected representatives has once again collapsed in Jharkhand, leading to President’s Rule. In the 12 ...
Politics

Apparent heir

A SENSE of tremendous relief pervades the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in Tamil Nadu, with its president and former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi ...

Bihar: Changing equations

The Nation
OVER the last seven years, the dominant political theme that emanated from Bihar has almost always been related to the State’s governance under the ...

Remembering Vivekananda

Amiya P. Sen Cover Story
THIS nation has distinctive ways of celebrating its heroes. We are ever so prompt and passionate in commemorating the births and deaths of notable ...

Border flare-up

John Cherian The Nation
RELATIONS between India and Pakistan, which had reached their lowest ebb following the terror attacks in Mumbai in November 2008, had shown signs of ...

A cleric’s agenda

DEMOCRACY in Pakistan might just have turned a corner in mid-January. Given how little breathing space the democratic project has ever had in this ...

A new year without hope

John Cherian World Affairs
THE CIVIL STRIFE IN SYRIA, WHICH STARTED IN EARLY 2011, shows little sign of ending in a peaceful manner any time soon. The United Nations estimates ...

Rallying round the President

John Cherian World Affairs
DESPITE facing decisive defeats in the presidential and State elections held in late 2012, the right-wing-dominated Venezuelan opposition is still ...

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