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COVER STORY

01-11-2013

Cleaning up Politics

Judiciary Vs Executive cover

Briefing

Civil resistance

V. VENKATESAN Cover Story
Civil society's limited victory in blocking the passage of two of the three Bills in Parliament perceived to be seeking to shield the political class from demands of probity and accountability will have a far-reaching impact on the course and direction on Indian polity.

Surprise attack

Cover Story
THE Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which initially led the government to believe that it supported the ordinance move, later did a U-turn and tried to ...
Interview: Prashant Bhushan

‘We want radical reforms’

Cover Story
THE India Against Corruption movement started in 2012 culminated in the formation of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). By venturing into electoral arena, the ...

‘Piecemeal approach’

Cover Story
THE Left parties have maintained that any amendment to any Act legislated by Parliament should go through the parliamentary procedure. In a statement ...

fl01 letters

Letters
Indian cinema THE special issue of Frontline (October 18) was a fitting tribute to cinema and a delight for the academic, the aesthete and the ...

People as pawns

The Congress is clearly eyeing a pre-poll alliance with the TRS in Telangana and a post-poll alliance with the YSR Congress in Seemandhra. In this cynical game, it is dividing not only Andhra Pradesh politically but also the eight crore Telugu-speaking people in their minds and hearts.
Climate change

Irreversible now

Science & Technology
The latest report from the IPCC states in stronger language than ever before that human activity has set the earth on an irreversible path to climate change, the effects of which will persist for centuries even if carbon dioxide emissions are curtailed now.

Civil resistance

V. VENKATESAN Cover Story
Civil society's limited victory in blocking the passage of two of the three Bills in Parliament perceived to be seeking to shield the political class from demands of probity and accountability will have a far-reaching impact on the course and direction on Indian polity.

Atheists of Madras

Books
On a small band of freethinkers of the old Madras province who provoked anxiety and dread in missionary and religious circles.

Peace bearer

The book brings out many unknown facts about an extraordinary peace researcher.

Surprise attack

Cover Story
THE Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which initially led the government to believe that it supported the ordinance move, later did a U-turn and tried to ...

In the name of honour, again

In a Haryana village, intolerant parents murder their daughter and behead the boy she eloped with for violating the gotra norm.
Interview: Prashant Bhushan

‘We want radical reforms’

Cover Story
THE India Against Corruption movement started in 2012 culminated in the formation of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). By venturing into electoral arena, the ...
Gujarat

The price of patriotism

The Gujarat High Court stalls the Narendra Modi government’s plan to evict Sikh farmers who were invited to settle in Kutch to develop agriculture and safeguard the country’s borders. Text and Photographs

Fast and furious

The Nation
THE United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre has accelerated the process of carving out a separate Telangana State. The pace with ...
Essay

Story of two riots

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
In 19th century Bombay, Parsis and Muslims fought each other on the streets on two separate occasions but eventually buried the hatchet and moved on. In 2013, we are still grappling with the problem of devising measures to prevent riots.
Column

Reality, from the margins

K.Satchidanandan
T has been some time since the subcontinental English fiction came of age and began to grapple with Indian history and reality with a confidence and ...

‘Piecemeal approach’

Cover Story
THE Left parties have maintained that any amendment to any Act legislated by Parliament should go through the parliamentary procedure. In a statement ...
Cuba

Rally for the other four

World Affairs
Cuba commemorates the 15th year of incarceration in the United States of four of its five citizens who were unjustifiably sentenced to life on charges of terrorism by a U.S. court.
Art

Search for new meanings

Arts & Culture
Amin Gulgee, in his latest exhibition of sculpture and video art, has successfully innovated with the material of the past and also made a break from it to develop a milestone for the future.
Interview: Jagadanand Singh

‘It is a wrong judgment’

Cover Story
THE perception that the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) is in political dire straits seems to have had no impact on senior party leader and Lok Sabha ...
Cover Story

Unsettling orders

A series of judicial verdicts in recent months bewilder the political parties but raise popular expectations of a polity free from corruption and criminality.
Interview: Vayalar Ravi

A case for political consensus

Interview with Union Minister Vayalar Ravi.

‘None of the above’

The Supreme Court upholds the right of the voter to reject in secrecy all the candidates in an election and be counted.

Lalu’s nemesis

Cover Story
A CBI special court convicts Lalu Prasad on the basis of circumstantial evidence. In the present economic environment, the corrupt politician-bureaucrat-contractor nexus can cause even greater damage to the polity than the fodder scam.

‘Respect public perception’

SAGNIK DUTTA Cover Story
Interview with Sanjay Parikh, Supreme Court advocate.

Activist verdicts

Arghya Sengupta Cover Story
In three recent judgments, the Supreme Court echoes the broadly construed “public sentiment” in cleansing politics of its criminal elements.

‘NOTA will not serve democracy’

SAGNIK DUTTA Cover Story
Interview with Subhash Kashyap, former Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha.
Essay

Story of two riots

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
In 19th century Bombay, Parsis and Muslims fought each other on the streets on two separate occasions but eventually buried the hatchet and moved on. In 2013, we are still grappling with the problem of devising measures to prevent riots.
Gujarat

Locking horns

The Nation
THE appointment of a Lokayukta in Gujarat continues to be in limbo as both Governor Kamla Beniwal and Chief Minister Narendra Modi stick to their ...
TAMIL NADU

Killed on campus

The Nation
IN a gruesome act, the principal of a private engineering college was hacked to death by three students on the campus at Vallanadu, a village in ...
Kerala

Jehadis convicted

The Nation
THERE had been several reports that a section of the youth in Kerala was being targeted by recruiters of anti-India terror organisations. Still, there ...
West Bengal

Tamang’s new role

The Nation
JAILED Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leader Binay Tamang has been elected the new chief executive of the recently formed Gorkha Territorial ...
Education

Service or business?

The Nation
TWO recent judgments of the Supreme Court on medical education, one on the National Eligibility Cum Medical Entrance Test (NEET) and the other on the ...
Bahrain

Inside Bahrain after the government crackdown

World Affairs
Interview with Nada Alwadi, a Bahraini journalist.
Health

Antibiotic-induced gut infection

Science & Technology
ANTIBIOTIC treatment is a well-known risk factor for the development of Salmonella and Clostridium difficile infections. This effect has been ascribed ...

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