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13-12-2013

Patel, Nehru and Modi

Modi's communalism

Briefing

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Predicting heart attack risk

Science & Technology
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Graphene

Science & Technology
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Data Card

International migration

Data Stories
The number of international migrants in 2013 was over 3 per cent of the world population.
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Assembly Elections - Delhi

Shifting sands

Politics
The Assembly elections will provide crucial insights into voter preferences in a political environment made uncertain by the Aam Aadmi Party’s entry
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Spotlight

Against caste in Europe

World Affairs
Anti-caste campaigners in the United Kingdom score a major victory with the E.U. passing a resolution to put caste within a global rights framework.
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2G Scam

Ripping into JPC report

India
The dissent notes on the Joint Parliamentary Committee’s final report on the 2G scam call it a bundle of contradictions, criticise it for its selectiv
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Iran

French barrier

World Affairs
The Geneva talks on Iran’s nuclear programme get derailed because of last-minute changes made in the U.S.-proposed draft at the instance of France.
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Cover Story

A statue and its cost

Lead Story
The proposed 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Sadhu Bet island near the Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat brings to the fore many environme
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Maldives

Turning the clock back

World Affairs
The political crisis in Maldives over the presidential run-off ends with the surprise victory of a close relative of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and the shoc
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Letter from Beirut

Nehru in Beirut

World Affairs
Jawaharlal Nehru’s visit to this war-torn city and Gaza in 1960 and his impromptu speech at the American University of Beirut left a lasting impressio
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Assembly Elections - Mizoram

Playing the Piper

Politics
The Congress hopes to come back to power on the strength of its new land policy.
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Interview: K.L. Meena

‘It’s going to be a hung Assembly’

Politics
Interview with K. L. Meena, co-founder of the RJP.
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Conservation

The elephant in the room

Environment
When forests fragment, elephant populations fragment too. Just as fragmented forests become unviable, fragmented elephant populations are doomed to dw
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Cover Story

Masters of manipulation

Lead Story
The subtext of Narendra Modi’s counterfactual about a putative Vallabhbhai Patel prime ministerial stint is the Sangh Parivar’s assumption that the de
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Sport

The icon

India
This term with its quasi-religious connotation best describes the sphere of influence of Pele, Maradona and Tendulkar in the nations they have represe
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Palestine

Poisoned with polonium

World Affairs
Swiss forensic tests prove that the death ofPalestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 2004 was caused by the ingestion of the radioactive poison polonium-21
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Space

Celestial visitor

Science & Technology
The newly discovered Comet ISON has excited the scientific community in India, which is going all out to ensure that as many people as possible are ab
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Most efficient solar cell

Science & Technology
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CHOGM

Buckling under pressure

India
Tamil Nadu political parties, including sections of the Congress, force the Prime Minister to skip the CHOGM in Colombo.
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CHOGM

Fractious summit

India
The Commonwealth summit in Colombo is overshadowed by the issue of the Sri Lankan government’s alleged violation of human rights towards the end of th
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Sport

A life for cricket

India
For 24 years, Sachin Tendulkar was the most dominant player of the game and an artist and a genius throughout. He represented the hopes and dreams of
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Controversy

Age and marriage

Social Issues
A controversial circular from the government and the demand by some Muslim organisations in Kerala to let Muslims follow their personal law with regar
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Assembly Elections - Chhattisgarh

Brand Raman on test

Politics
The Congress hopes for a miracle to bring to an end the 10-year rule of the BJP government under Raman Singh.
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Exploding a myth

Books
A book that critically evaluates the many alternatives to privatisation practised across the world, which are enough to disprove the there-is-no-alter
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Torture and impunity

Books
Two books portraying in disturbing detail the harm impunity can cause to persons in custody and to those belonging to vulnerable sections.
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Assembly Elections - Rajasthan

Emerging factors

Politics
With no wave in favour of or against the Congress or the BJP, the influence of new political fronts is expected to be the dominant factor in governmen
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Assembly Elections - Madhya Pradesh

Battle royal

Politics
The Congress hopes to cash in on the general anger against the BJP’s governance, but Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan still remains as popular as
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Limiting Ambedkar

Books
In the process of focussing on “the caste that produced Babasaheb Ambedkar”, the book dilutes the larger role of Ambedkar as a political reformer, nat
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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Patel’s communalism—a documented record

Lead Story
A cabal of self-confessed Hindu nationalists, as distinct from Indian nationalists, consistently lauds Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel because it finds in hi
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Public Health

‘There is a crisis of health inequity’

General Issues
Interview with David Sanders, one of the founders of the global public health movement.
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Unmediated

Know thy news

Sashi Kumar