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COVER STORY

28-06-2013

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Briefing

Cover Story

‘It has become a real business’

Interview with Ashis Nandy, scholar of psychoanalysis and Indian society and author of 'The Tao of Cricket: On Games of Destiny and the Destiny of Games'.

Indian cricket in deep crisis

VIJAY LOKAPALLY Cover Story
The Indian Premier League has come to symbolise the corruption that has overwhelmed Indian cricket, and those who stand exposed include cricket administrators, players and IPL team owners.
Legal Status

Dubious status of BCCI

Cover Story
THE Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was formed in 1928 as an unregistered association of persons. It was registered only in 1940 under ...
Tackling betting

Corporate push to make betting legal

V. Venkatesan Cover Story
In an elaborate report prepared with the help of legal experts, FICCI urges the government to legalise and regulate betting on sports, which it claims can generate substantial income for the state exchequer.
Censorship

Cut and thrust

Censorship is not just about a paternal state trying to regulate an “infantile” public. The men with the scissors have played a central role in the making of Indian film history.

Different and daring

Obituary
THE film-maker Rituparno Ghosh was one of the brightest stars ever to shine in the firmament of Bengali cinema. In a career spanning just two decades, ...

Discovering Khirsara’s Harappan glory

Heritage
Excavations in Khirsara village in western Kutch reveal a "major industrial hub" and trading centre of the mature Harappan phase.
Banking

The slow regress in banking

C.P. Chandrasekhar
JULY 1 is the last date for receipt of applications in a third post-liberalisation call for grant of licences to private sector entities wanting to ...
New Harappan site

Khirsara's Harappan Glory

Excavations in Khirsara village in western Kutch reveal a "major industrial hub" and trading centre of the mature Harappan phase.
Cover Story

‘It has become a real business’

Interview with Ashis Nandy, scholar of psychoanalysis and Indian society and author of 'The Tao of Cricket: On Games of Destiny and the Destiny of Games'.
RTI debate

CIC vs parties

The Nation
ALTHOUGH political parties are the lifeblood of democracy, their organisation and functioning in India, with a few exceptions, have been opaque. This ...
Readers write

Letters

Letters
Pakistan NAWAZ SHARIF is the Prime Minister of Pakistan for a third time and deserves praise because his political journey was rough (Cover Story, ...
Byelection

A Trinamool victory

The Nation
FOR the ruling Trinamool Congress, victory in the recent byelection for the Howrah Lok Sabha seat came as a relief from the multiple concerns it was ...
Behind Occupy Taksim Square

Capital and conflict in Turkey

RAZA NAEEM World Affairs
The Taksim Square occupation movement in Turkey makes explicit the structural contradiction between the ruling elites with their neoliberal leanings and the aspirations of the common people. This was foreseen in the 1950s and the 1960s by Nazim Hikmet, arguably Turkey's greatest modern poet.
Palaeontology

408-million-year-old fish fossil in Spain

Science & Technology
THE fossilised remains of scales and bones found in Teruel and the south of Zaragoza in Spain have led researchers from the University of Valencia and ...
Physics

Creating chaos to harvest light

Science & Technology
AN international team of physicists has demonstrated that chaos can beat order, at least as far as light storage is concerned. The collaboration ...
NGO Funding

INSAF suspended

The Nation
In a series of actions aimed at non-governmental organisations receiving foreign funding, the Union government seems to have tightened its control on ...
Fukushima Study

Radiation risks low

Science & Technology
“RADIATION exposure following the nuclear accident at Fukushima-Daiichi did not cause any immediate health effects. It is unlikely to be able to ...
Political reactions

Parties cry foul

The Nation
ALMOST all political parties have expressed their apprehensions about the impact of the Central Information Commission (CIC) order, if it goes ...
Data Card

Seeds of fortune

M.R. SUBRAMANI Data Card
With a turnover of over Rs.15,000 crore, the Indian seed industry ranks fifth in the world. Given the rising population and consumption of food in the country, it should climb further up the ladder further.
In search of a solution

The games they play

SURESH MENON Cover Story
It is time to clean up Indian cricket. If the BCCI is unwilling to act, it is for other stakeholders to do so. Unfortunately, they are guided by self-interest or are toothless.
Extremism

The end of Karma

Social Issues
MAHENDRA KARMA, who founded the anti-naxalite Salwa Judum movement in Chhattisgarh, knew fully well the consequences of what he was doing and was ...
Archaeology

Drawing the locals in

The entire village is involved in one or other aspect of the excavation, which began in 2009.
National Advisory Council

Behind Aruna Roy’s exit

The Nation
THE Union government’s reluctance to increase welfare spending and unwillingness to enact important laws has forced the prominent civil society ...
Extremism

The war in Bastar

A THREE-METRE-WIDE meandering road, with uneven rocky hills on one side and deep, dense forests on the other along a 25-kilometre stretch, constitutes ...
Governance

No, Prime Minister

ERA SEZHIYAN The Nation
The highest traditions of parliamentary democracy require that the Prime Minister be a person elected to the Lok Sabha. It was also a solemn declaration made in 1966 by the Congress and its government.
Extremism

Flawed vision

At the root of the UPA government’s continued failure to defeat left-wing extremism is the absence of a clear assessment of the ground reality and a larger political vision.
Medicine

A step ahead

R. RAMACHANDRAN Science & Technology
India has successfully developed its first-ever truly indigenous vaccine, Rotavac, against the organism rotavirus that is responsible for many cases of diarrhoea. However, the Indian medical community is divided over the issue of including vaccines against rotavirus in the UIP.
Art

Dialogues with history

K. Satchidanandan Arts & Culture
Subodh Kerkar’s installations are meditations on the colonial past, nature and history where the boundary between art and life stands disrupted.
Archaeology

Drawing the locals in

The entire village is involved in one or other aspect of the excavation, which began in 2009.
Turkey seething

Trouble for Erdogan

World Affairs
IT may not be a “Turkish Spring” but the people of Turkey have sent out a strong message to the AK (Justice and Development) Party government led by ...
Iran

An open contest

ATUL ANEJA World Affairs
On the eve of the country’s 11th presidential elections, the leading candidates battle it out on the campaign trail and hope for a high turnout to make up for the legitimacy deficit the system suffered in 2009.
Legal Rights

Rights, equality and justice

Legally sanctioned socio-economic rights remain elusive for a large number of people in India. Why?
Data Card

Seeds of fortune

M.R. SUBRAMANI Data Card
With a turnover of over Rs.15,000 crore, the Indian seed industry ranks fifth in the world. Given the rising population and consumption of food in the country, it should climb further up the ladder further.
T.M. Soundararajan

Voice of Tamil

B. KOLAPPAN Obituary
Whether it was melodies, lyrics loaded with political statements or philosophy, folksy tunes, or a raga-based song, T.M. Soundararajan’s (1923-2013) singing was unparalleled. His voice captured the nuances and majesty of the Tamil language completely.
Vina Mazumdar

Catalyst for women’s struggle

INDU AGNIHOTRI Obituary
Vina Mazumdar (1927-2013) was one of the champions of women’s rights and women’s movements in independent India.
Thermal Dynamics

Thermal invisibility cloak

Science & Technology
BY means of special metamaterials, light and sound can be passed around objects. Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now ...

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