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COVER STORY

17-05-2013

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Modi

Briefing

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I lost five bighas [0.8 hectare] of land to the Tata Nano plant. I got good money for it but I did not want to sell it. I have lost my husband and ...

Live Bites

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Our village has been facing the brunt of pollution for the last 20 years. The Alang ship-breaking yard has led to water poisoning. We don’t get clean ...
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Trending Modi

SAGNIK DUTTA Cover Story
Narendra Modi’s social media handlers defend his growth projections, shout down his opponents, and, importantly, project him as the “hit and fit” Prime Minister for 2014.

‘NDA not on the brink’

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Cover Story
Interview with Rajnath Singh, BJP president.
Pakistan

From exile to jail

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 through an unprecedented political experience.
Medicine

Potential diabetes cure

Science & Technology
RESEARCHERS at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) have discovered a hormone that holds promise for a dramatically more effective treatment of type ...
Astronomy

New gamma-ray bursts

Science & Technology
COSMIC explosions create powerful blasts of high-energy gamma rays, known as gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). While GRBs of the most common type are over in ...

‘NDA not on the brink’

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Cover Story
Interview with Rajnath Singh, BJP president.
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Building euphoria

HIMANSHU UPADHYAYA Cover 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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Contours of a conspiracy

TEESTA SETALVAD Cover Story
A protest petition filed by Zakia Jafri weaves together evidence, from contemporaneous phone and police control room records, pointing to the role of the powers that be in manipulating the Godhra incident to plan the violence against the Muslim community.
New Delhi

AAP’s participatory politics

The Nation
THE Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has launched a unique process to select candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections, which are more than six months away.
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Modi myth

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts, with enthusiastic support from his public relations managers, to project himself as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate trigger unrest in his party and in the National Democratic Alliance it leads and bring his record under scrutiny.

‘People want a clean government’

Politics
CHOSEN to lead the Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka chiefly on account of his Lingayat tag, Jagadish Shettar has his work cut out. Chief Minister ...
Assembly Elections

Uncertain race

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 Karnataka.
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The great land grab

The Gujarat “development” model depends on acquiring, often forcibly, huge tracts of land and making them available at below market prices to industries, destroying village economy and fraternity.
Iran

Nuclear deadlock

JOHN CHERIAN 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.

Nuclear posturing

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

Panoramic past

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

Pilgrims’ India

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

System error

Jayati Ghosh
FOR some time now, the University of Delhi has been in the throes of convulsions, if not cataclysms. This matters to all of us, because it is arguably ...
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Building euphoria

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

Contours of a conspiracy

TEESTA SETALVAD Cover Story
A protest petition filed by Zakia Jafri weaves together evidence, from contemporaneous phone and police control room records, pointing to the role of the powers that be in manipulating the Godhra incident to plan the violence against the Muslim community.
Cover Story

Modi myth

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts, with enthusiastic support from his public relations managers, to project himself as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate trigger unrest in his party and in the National Democratic Alliance it leads and bring his record under scrutiny.
Cover Story

The great land grab

The Gujarat “development” model depends on acquiring, often forcibly, huge tracts of land and making them available at below market prices to industries, destroying village economy and fraternity.
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Voice of victims

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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 of the country.

Live Bites

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I lost five bighas [0.8 hectare] of land to the Tata Nano plant. I got good money for it but I did not want to sell it. I have lost my husband and ...
Higher Education

Course correction

R. ILANGOVAN The Nation
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 following serious allegations of corruption and intense agitations by staff and students.
Judiciary

Mercy denied

V. VENKATESAN 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 Supreme Court has reversed the two-decade-old jurisprudence in favour of the human rights of prisoners.
Urdu Daily

Kazmi made Editor

The Nation
IN the second week of April, the Urdu daily, 'Qaumi Salamati', was relaunched in the capital. It was not an ordinary event. The editor of the paper is ...
West Bengal

Problems over polls and a scam

The Nation
THE legal battle between the State Election Commission (SEC) and the government over the holding of panchayat elections has brought to the fore ...
Essay

Why Afzal Guru matters

Politics
MOHAMMED AFZAL GURU is dead. He was executed in Tihar Jail in New Delhi on February 9, 2013, in indecent secrecy, in breach of all legal and moral ...
United States

Terror in Boston

Vijay Prashad 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 brothers to resort to such extreme measures.
Venezuela

Chavistas’ victory

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

The future of Egypt

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

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