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Pakistan

From exile to jail

World Affairs
The arrest of Pervez Musharraf, the first of a former general by a civilian government, and the angry protests against him by lawyers take Pakistan th
Medicine

Potential diabetes cure

Science & Technology
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Astronomy

New gamma-ray bursts

Science & Technology
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‘NDA not on the brink’

Lead Story
Interview with Rajnath Singh, BJP president.
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Cover Story

Contours of a conspiracy

Lead Story
A protest petition filed by Zakia Jafri weaves together evidence, from contemporaneous phone and police control room records, pointing to the role of
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Assembly Elections

Uncertain race

Politics
The Congress enjoys an edge over its rivals and the BJP is not willing to go down without a fight. But, in the end, it may be a hung Assembly in Karna
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Pilgrims’ India

Books
The book contends that there is a third dimension beyond the textual and political to both the idea and reality of India.
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Nuclear posturing

Books
The book raises pertinent questions about nuclear forces, keeping the big picture in mind.
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Cover Story

The great land grab

Lead Story
The Gujarat “development” model depends on acquiring, often forcibly, huge tracts of land and making them available at below market prices to industr
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Panoramic past

Books
The book showcases treasures from the ASI’s archives—among them, works of well-known photographers, some never published before.
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Cover Story

Building euphoria

Lead Story
But in Modi’s Gujarat the difference between development and darkness is all too visible to those who care to see.
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Cover Story

Modi myth

Lead Story
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts, with enthusiastic support from his public relations managers, to project himself as the BJP’s prime mi
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Iran

Nuclear deadlock

World Affairs
The latest round of talks between the West and Iran on the latter’s nuclear programme ends in a stalemate amidst rising tensions and heated rhetoric.
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Preoccupations

System error

Jayati Ghosh
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Conservation

Baigas’ battle

Conservation
The fight of the Baigas of Madhya Pradesh to regain their traditional rights is also a fight to restore the diversity of their forests and to protect
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Violence against Dalits

Violence & resistance

Social Issues
Atrocities on Dalits continue in Haryana, perpetuating a pattern of violent reprisals over small disputes. One gory instance is the recent murder of t
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Bangladesh

Attempting a siege

World Affairs
The terror campaign by jehadi elements indicates that the Bangladeshi state is under attack by the same forces that opposed the country’s independence

The 13 demands

World Affairs
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Chinnappa Reddy & J.S. Verma

Two judicial legacies

Obituary
Two eminent jurists who passed away in the span of a week in April had made invaluable contributions to the rule of law, judicial accountability and e
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Nature

Island of harmony

Environment
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Through my Window

Premchand plus

K.Satchidanandan
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Higher Education

Course correction

India
The Tamil Nadu government introduces a Bill in the Assembly that will enable it to take over the 85-year-old Annamalai University, which is in turmoil
Medicine

Chernobyl’s thyroid cancer patients

Science & Technology
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India-E.U. FTA

Negotiating a sell-out?

Social Issues
The India-E.U. free trade agreement could lead to the bypassing of established legal procedures and the limiting of the government’s role in enacting
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Data Card

Optimistic on media

Data Stories
The Indian media and entertainment industry is poised to double in size by 2017.
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Judiciary

Mercy denied

General Issues
By denying relief to the death-row convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar on the grounds of inordinate delay in disposing of his mercy petition, the Supre
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Obituary

Immortal melody

Obituary
P.B. Sreenivas (1930-2013) was a playback singer who could effortlessly bring a range of emotions into the songs he sang.
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Unmediated

Melting the pot

Sashi Kumar
Letters

Letters

Letters
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Cover Story

Voice of victims

Lead Story
The Muslim community, discriminated against and pushed to the fringes of society in Gujarat, points to the dangers of having Narendra Modi at the helm
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Urdu Daily

Kazmi made Editor

India
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Live Bites

Lead Story
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Pharma Industry

Exploding a myth

Economy
The claims pharmaceutical multinationals make about high R&D costs are invariably false.
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United States

Terror in Boston

World Affairs
The Boston blasts will only reinforce old fears and old narratives about Islam and terrorism though it remains unclear what motivated the Tsarnaev bro
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Venezuela

Chavistas’ victory

World Affairs
Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chavez’s designated successor, wins the presidential election by a thin margin.
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Rushes of history

Books
A “bioscope” on the life and times of the journalist N. Gopinathan Nair.
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The future of Egypt

Books
A book no student of the region can afford to ignore. It helps one understand the nature of the contradictory forces at play.