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22-02-2013

Vol:30 Iss:03 Magazine Feb 09-22

Vol:30 Iss:03 Magazine Feb 09-22

Briefing

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Data storage in DNA

Science & Technology

An ozone destroyer

Science & Technology
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Pioneering reformer

Books
A concise, informative and lucid account of Rammohun Roy’s life and times.

Trouble spot

Lead Story
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Two parties, one vision

Lead Story
The difference between the Congress and the BJP is getting blurred on the matter of economic policy. Will Rahul Gandhi give the Congress a new distinc
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Photography

A city held by time

Arts & Culture
Pablo Bartholomew’s photographs in the recent exhibition in New Delhi, The Calcutta Diaries, create an imagination of a city living its history and it
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How not to urbanise

Jayati Ghosh
The model of urban development that has been adopted recently in China takes little from the preserving and conserving approaches found in Europe that
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Fighting the stereotype

K.Satchidanandan
About novels that deal directly or obliquely with Muslim life and ultimately about life in general but yet have something specific about them that con
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Archaeology

Unearthing a culture

Heritage
Recent excavations at the Moghalmari site in West Bengal’s Pashchim Medinipur district have yielded extensive evidence of an ancient Buddhist culture.
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Rhetoric and reality

Lead Story
Can Rahul Gandhi transform the Congress by making it an open system that encourages initiative and talent? His track record as Youth Congress general
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A creative ferment

The Quran & modernity

Books
The Quran, the Word of God, is understood only by the fallible mind of man.
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Cinema

Distorted vision

Cinema
The farcical Hindi comedy Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is a terrible attempt to Indianise Bertolt Brecht.
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Ethics matter

Literature
It was his unwavering devotion to his craft that won Yeats a place in literary immortality. As a man, however, his legacy is far less unequivocal.
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Bangladesh

Healing the wounds

World Affairs
The International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh gives its first verdict in the crimes against humanity committed during the war of liberation in 1971.
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Experiments with law

Books
A study of the constitutionalism of the nine countries of South Asia, its roots in colonialism and its later revisions and omissions.
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Oil sector

Austerity’s pain

General Issues
The introduction of a dual pricing mechanism for diesel will compel bulk consumers to buy the fuel at market prices, and the overall impact of this on
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Israel

Jewish spring?

World Affairs
Disenchanted with Netanyahu’s neoliberal economic policies, an assertive Israeli middle class votes for change, giving the centrist Yesh Atid party a
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Space

Launching a change?

Science & Technology
A recent law passed in the U.S. that will ease the export controls on commercial satellites has the potential to make it simpler for ISRO to exploit
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Verma Panel

An action plan

Social Issues
The Justice Verma Committee comes up with progressive recommendations in its review of the laws relating to sexual assaults against women.
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Political window-dressing

Lead Story
Bereft of a comprehensive political vision that can capture the popular imagination, the two mainstream national parties resort to cosmetic image reco
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Echoes in Algeria

World Affairs
As Al Qaeda-aligned terrorists storm a gas refinery in Algeria using weapons supplied by France and Britain, the government retaliates with a military
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Leader by chance

Lead Story
The BJP needs a big makeover to present an effective challenge to the Congress. Is Rajnath Singh, the new party president, equal to the task?
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Parivar’s predicament

Politics
Internal divisions have produced a chaotic leadership situation for the Congress’ main rival, the Bharatiya Janata Party, ahead of the 2014 elections
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Things fall apart

Lead Story
The UPA-II’s perceived lack of direction and a clear policy framework has meant that the centre does not hold. The absence of cohesion in the Congres

Letters

Letters