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COVER STORY

15-11-2013

Destination Mars

ISRO's mission to Mars

Briefing

In mission mode

T. S. Subramanian Cover Story
Four teams of scientists and engineers of the Indian Space Research Organisation worked tirelessly for 18 months to get the orbiter and its payloads on board.

Bangalore to Mars

Cover Story
THE truck trailer that rolled ever so gently from Bangalore to Sriharikota at a speed of 10 kilometres an hour and covered a distance of 345 ...

Two roads to Mars

Cover Story
Although the American MAVEN’s planned study of atmosphere is more comprehensive than MOM’s, combined information from the two missions should tell us a lot about the Martian atmosphere.

Record of Martian explorations

Cover Story
THE HISTORY OF THE exploration of Mars by the United States, the Soviet Union (Russia), the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan is a fascinating and ...
Exhibition

Different strokes

An exhibition of Bengali screen legend Soumitra Chatterjee’s paintings reveals a new facet of his genius. But Soumitra is dismissive of the critical acclaim that he is receiving and even appears a little amused.
SBI chief

Instant rapport

Arundhati Bhattacharya’s takeover as the Chairperson of State Bank of India infuses a positive energy into the 206-year-old institution.
Compulsory licensing

Patent challenge

The Nation
Pharma giant Bayer’s petition in the Bombay High Court against the issue of compulsory licence to Natco is one in a series of patent infringement suits filed against generic drug companies.

Live bites

Social Issues
"Parents always wish that they die first. But I saw my five-month-old daughter and two-year-old son die in front of me. They were with my ...
Labour Issues

Waiting for justice

For the Maruti Suzuki workers who have been languishing in jail for over a year now and their families, it is going to be another black Deepavali.

Bangalore to Mars

Cover Story
THE truck trailer that rolled ever so gently from Bangalore to Sriharikota at a speed of 10 kilometres an hour and covered a distance of 345 ...

Two roads to Mars

Cover Story
Although the American MAVEN’s planned study of atmosphere is more comprehensive than MOM’s, combined information from the two missions should tell us a lot about the Martian atmosphere.

Record of Martian explorations

Cover Story
THE HISTORY OF THE exploration of Mars by the United States, the Soviet Union (Russia), the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan is a fascinating and ...
Libya

Towards anarchy

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The abduction of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, the strikes in the oil industry and the rash of assassinations are only indications that Libya may soon join the ranks of “failed states”.
Asia Pacific

The China factor

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The U.S. and Japan have strengthened their existing military treaty with an agreement that will allow America to position its RQ4 Global Hawk drones, along with naval reconnaissance planes and other military equipment, on Japanese soil.
Letter from Beirut

Lebanon’s sorrow

Vijay Prashad World Affairs
Peace is a distant dream in Lebanon’s south, where the Israelis and Hizbollah are only the latest players in a deadly theatre of war that has existed for centuries.
Nuclear energy

Power from Kudankulam

The Nation
IT is a cheery mood that prevails on the premises of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station after electricity from the first unit started flowing into ...
Interview: K. Radhakrishnan, ISRO

‘The challenge starts now’

Interview with K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation.
Shiv Sena

Joshi down

The Nation
ONE of the highlights of the Shiv Sena’s 47-year-old history is the annual Dasara rally when party workers congregate at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park. They ...
Madhya Pradesh

Fatal crossing

The Nation
IN the early hours of October 13, the last day of the Navratri festival, over a lakh of people made their way through the night towards the Ratangarh ...

A house about how to live

Columns
CAN houses teach you how to live? Perhaps, if they are strong and confident enough in their arguments, and persuasive and beguiling enough in how they ...
Interview: K. Radhakrishnan, ISRO

‘The challenge starts now’

Interview with K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation.
Cover Story

MISSION TO MARS

R. RAMACHANDRAN Cover Story
The Indian Space Research Organisation gets its Mars orbiter with five scientific payloads ready in record time for launch on November 5 for its truly first deep-space mission.
Shiv Sena

Joshi down

The Nation
ONE of the highlights of the Shiv Sena’s 47-year-old history is the annual Dasara rally when party workers congregate at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park. They ...
Madhya Pradesh

Fatal crossing

The Nation
IN the early hours of October 13, the last day of the Navratri festival, over a lakh of people made their way through the night towards the Ratangarh ...
Police reforms

Reluctant move

R. Ilangovan The Nation
Legal experts and activists describe the Tamil Nadu ordinance on police reforms as “a half-hearted attempt” that does not conform to the Supreme Court’s directives in letter and spirit.
Armed Forces

Unhappy Army

The growing number of clashes between officers and jawans indicate a serious crisis in the Indian Army which has resulted from the prolonged apathy of the military and political leaderships.
Bihar

Getting away with murder

The acquittal of all the 26 accused in the 1997 massacre of Dalits in Laxmanpur Bathe village deepens the pessimism among agricultural workers in central Bihar. Such massacres do not happen any more, but the feudal relations that made them possible continue to destroy lives.
Natural Disaster

After Phailin

While the Naveen Patnaik government keeps claiming credit for shifting lakhs of people to safe places when Phailin struck, victims of the cyclone blame it for the poor relief operations, particularly in the flooded northern Odisha districts.

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