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Briefing

That shrinking feeling

Jayati Ghosh
The value of global financial assets grew rapidly in the decade up to 2007, but has fallen sharply since then. A new report suggests that the global
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Igniting an intifada

World Affairs
The death of yet another Palestinian in an Israeli jail precipitates large-scale protests in the occupied territories.
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Karnataka

BJP bites the dust

India
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Unmediated

Argo: Telling the story and spinning a yarn

Sashi Kumar
Ben Affleck’s film ‘Argo’ is not about seeking to understand or about reconciling differences, but about reinforcing the “othering” of Iran. Irrespect
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Controversial end

Social Issues
The death of the main accused in the Delhi gang-rape case interrupts due process of law that might have restored the faith of women in the state’s abi
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Livelihood issues

Banking on hope

Social Issues
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Evolution of a practical visionary

Lead Story
Steering clear of neoliberalism as well as classical communist traditions, Hugo Chavez has sown the seeds of institutions rooted in the Venezuelan re
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Bolivarian revolutionary

Lead Story
No other leader in the world did so much as Hugo Chavez to set the 21st century on a new course. Without him Venezuela will face big challenges in the
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Exhibition

Imperial images

Other
An exhibition on Delhi from the late 19th to the early 20th century, which was recently on in Bangalore, gives visitors a chance to understand the pom
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Jammu & Kashmir

Acts of despair

Social
Employment generation schemes that fall short of providing sustainable solutions only breed more resentment among the youth.

Golden run ends

Data Stories
There are clear indications that the gold rally is coming to an end after 12 long years.
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Wildlife

Unequal attention

Wildlife
Lopsided funding for wildlife conservation is resulting in some critically endangered species being driven towards extinction.
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Conservation

Tiger tales from the Himalayas

Conservation
Bhutan’s 20,000 sq km unbroken tiger habitat, a mountainous landscape, can support 100 more adult tigers provided there is an abundance of wild ungula
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Delhi

To fast again

India
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Political stalemate

World Affairs
A three-way split in votes in the recent general election has complicated the political situation in a country that faces an economic crisis that many
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A man who made his revolution

Lead Story
Hugo Chavez, who made a revolution in Venezuela in the face of serious challenges and became the standard-bearer of the radical change taking place in
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Insider's tale

Ayodhya and Narasimha Rao

Books
An insider’s account of why P.V. Narasimha Rao as Prime Minister did not act to prevent or stop the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
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Strategic embrace

World Affairs
Strategic ties between Russia and China, driven by economic and geopolitical compulsions, are growing apace, prompting some analysts to warn of greate
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Brand Qatar

World Affairs
Qatar, a nation built on gas revenues, relies on various forms of contract labour to facilitate its nationals’ luxurious existence, and on U.S. troops
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Legislation

Biosecurity Bill

India
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A growth story, retold

Books
An attempt to show that the “mysterious” Orient was not a “changeless” entity, carefully avoiding “ideology-tainted concepts”.
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Jammu & Kashmir

Wounded valley

Social
Chaos and confusion dominate the political landscape of Kashmir as no serious Central intervention has happened to soothe the anger over the Army’s ac

Letters

Letters
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Indomitable spirit

Social
Bhanwari Devi continues to fight for justice, 21 years after she was gang-raped.