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COVER STORY

29-11-2013

Communalism

Communalism cover

Briefing

Wahhabi impact

The growing influence of Wahhabism, a radical stream of Islam, on Indian Muslims and on the political scene, especially south Indian politics, can cause further communal polarisation if the state fails to uphold the secular ethos.
Maharashtra

The outsiders

Cover Story
By Anupama Katakam in Mumbai “What kind of jobs are they talking about? We do work that nobody wants to do—ragpicking and garbage collection.
Bihar

Brand and evict

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By Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta in Purnea and Darbhanga EVER since the Janata Dal (United) and the Bharatiya Janata Party split up in June in Bihar, ...
Haryana

Sacred cow

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By T.K. Rajalakshmi in Mewat ELEVEN years ago, on October 15, 2002, the year communal riots rocked Gujarat, five Dalits were lynched by a mob at ...
Tamil Nadu

Paramakudi firing: Clean chit to police

The Nation
THE Justice Sampath Commission of Inquiry appointed by the Tamil Nadu government to inquire into the police firing at Paramakudi in Ramanathapuram ...
Nobel Prize: Chemistry

Computational chemists

Science & Technology
Three American scientists share the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a multi-scale modelling approach that can simulate all kinds of chemical processes, from molecules of life to industrial processes to drugs for optimal health care.
Europe

Looking for the right mask

World Affairs
Across Europe, the Right is going through what commentators see as a process of “sanitisation’’ whereby it is trying to shed its “nasty party” image and appear more inclusive.

Heart of darkness

A remarkable work on history and world politics not just re-examining the past but shedding light on contemporary realities of terrorism, racism, propaganda, media, imperialism and exploitation.

Wahhabi impact

The growing influence of Wahhabism, a radical stream of Islam, on Indian Muslims and on the political scene, especially south Indian politics, can cause further communal polarisation if the state fails to uphold the secular ethos.
Data card

How the other half lives

SARBARI SINHA Data Card
Mediocre access to health, education and job opportunities but significant political empowerment marks the pattern of women's lives in the subcontinent.
Maharashtra

The outsiders

Cover Story
By Anupama Katakam in Mumbai “What kind of jobs are they talking about? We do work that nobody wants to do—ragpicking and garbage collection.
Bihar

Brand and evict

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By Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta in Purnea and Darbhanga EVER since the Janata Dal (United) and the Bharatiya Janata Party split up in June in Bihar, ...
Haryana

Sacred cow

Cover Story
By T.K. Rajalakshmi in Mewat ELEVEN years ago, on October 15, 2002, the year communal riots rocked Gujarat, five Dalits were lynched by a mob at ...

Divisive agenda

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Assam Immigrant bogey By Sushanta Talukdar in Guwahati THE issue of “illegal Bangladeshi migrants”, which has dominated politics in Assam for ...
Essay

Spies and bribes

The Nation
It requires an honest intellectual effort to grasp three stern realities. India will never agree to plebiscite or secession. Pakistan will never accept the LoC as an international border. Kashmiris will never acquiesce in the partition of the State or denial of azadi, democracy and human rights.

For automatic, not selective, information exchange

SAGNIK DUTTA World Affairs
Interview with Rudolf Elmer, banker-turned-whistle-blower.

Flawed still

V. Venkatesan Cover Story
While the NAC’s revised draft Bill on prevention of communal and targeted violence has tried to address the issues raised by critics, it still has some grey areas.
Economic Offences

Token measure

Switzerland signs a multilateral convention on administrative assistance in tax matters, but will it help procure information on illicit fund flows from India to the tax haven?
Germany

With friends like these…

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Edward Snowden’s latest revelations that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was at the receiving end of NSA surveillance force E.U. governments to face up to a breach of trust by their close ally.
Letter from Beirut

Khoury’s talismans

World Affairs
TUCKED away in Beirut's Verdun neighbourhood is the Institute for Palestine Studies (founded in 1963). On its upper reaches is the office of Elias ...

Divisive agenda

Cover Story
Assam Immigrant bogey By Sushanta Talukdar in Guwahati THE issue of “illegal Bangladeshi migrants”, which has dominated politics in Assam for ...

Flawed still

V. Venkatesan Cover Story
While the NAC’s revised draft Bill on prevention of communal and targeted violence has tried to address the issues raised by critics, it still has some grey areas.

Sensational grist

The Sangh Parivar has successfully dovetailed its concept of “love jehad” with the feudal-patriarchal prejudices of “honour” in north India.

Divisive project

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The BJP is advancing the politics of communal polarisation aggressively in various regions of the country through its many Hindutva factories, creating a situation that can have dangerous consequences beyond politics.

Cyber assault

The Hindutva brigade’s Internet campaign has taken propaganda to new heights of incredulity.
Judiciary

Course correction

V. VENKATESAN The Nation
The Supreme Court awards a non-resident Indian an enhanced compensation for medical negligence by a Kolkata hospital. In another significant ruling, it seeks to curb political interference in the functioning of the bureaucracy.
Criminal Justice

Caste and carnage

The Nation
The series of five cases of mass murder from Bihar must wake India up to the need to strengthen its capacity to deal with the criminal justice aftermath of caste and communal conflicts.
Letter from Beirut

Khoury’s talismans

World Affairs
TUCKED away in Beirut's Verdun neighbourhood is the Institute for Palestine Studies (founded in 1963). On its upper reaches is the office of Elias ...
Saudi Arabia

Tension in ties

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Saudi Arabia, piqued by its failure to get the U.S. to effect a regime change in Syria, refuses to take its hard-won seat in the Security Council, accusing the U.N. body of "double standards" and "inability to perform its duties" in Syria.
United Nations

New relevance of the world body

K. Vijayachandran World Affairs
With the failure of market ideologies to provide solutions to the pressing problems of our times, the world needs a new mode of governance based on consensus and coexistence, not competition and conquest.

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