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COVER STORY

13-12-2013

Patel, Nehru and Modi

Modi's communalism

Briefing

JP’s criticism

Cover Story
The J.L. Kapur Report noted at page 162, volume 1: “According to the Times of India, dated February 18, 1948, Ex. 242, Mr. Jayaprakash Narayan said ...
Cover Story

A statue and its cost

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 environmental and livelihood issues.
Cover Story

Masters of manipulation

Cover Story
The subtext of Narendra Modi’s counterfactual about a putative Vallabhbhai Patel prime ministerial stint is the Sangh Parivar’s assumption that the destiny of the Indian “nation” has always been, and continues to be, in the direction of a Hindu “rashtra”.
Cover Story

Patel’s communalism—a documented record

A.G. NOORANI Cover Story
A cabal of self-confessed Hindu nationalists, as distinct from Indian nationalists, consistently lauds Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel because it finds in him a soulmate. He is not praised by himself; significantly, he is always pitted against Nehru.

Promises not kept

Social Issues
THE British colonial empire was at its zenith in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Historians have discussed how capital was mobile in this ...

Predicting heart attack risk

Science & Technology
CORONARY plaques are blockages that cause narrowing and hardening of the heart’s blood vessels, often causing angina (chest pain). When plaques ...

Occupational break-up

Social Issues

Graphene

Science & Technology
GRAPHENE has extreme conductivity and is completely transparent while being inexpensive and non-toxic. This makes it a perfect candidate material for ...
Conservation

Elephant corridors

A. Rangarajan Environment
When forests fragment, elephant populations fragment too. Just as fragmented forests become unviable, fragmented elephant populations are doomed to dwindle. A consequence of this can be reduced flow in the rivers, such as the Bhavani in Tamil Nadu.

JP’s criticism

Cover Story
The J.L. Kapur Report noted at page 162, volume 1: “According to the Times of India, dated February 18, 1948, Ex. 242, Mr. Jayaprakash Narayan said ...
Interview: K.L. Meena

‘It’s going to be a hung Assembly’

Interview with K. L. Meena, co-founder of the RJP.
Assembly Elections - Delhi

Shifting sands

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

Playing the Piper

The Congress hopes to come back to power on the strength of its new land policy.
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 shock defeat of Mohamed Nasheed.
2G Scam

Ripping into JPC report

The Nation
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 selective use of evidence, and question the committee’s credibility as a democratic forum to debate policy decisions.
Letter from Beirut

Nehru in Beirut

VIJAY PRASHAD 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 impression on the people of the region.
Iran

French barrier

JOHN CHERIAN 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.
Spotlight

Against caste in Europe

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.
Assembly Elections - Madhya Pradesh

Battle royal

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 ever.
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 government formation.
Assembly Elections - Madhya Pradesh

Battle royal

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 ever.
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 government formation.
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.
CHOGM

Fractious summit

The Nation
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 the country’s civil war in 2009.
CHOGM

Buckling under pressure

T. S. Subramanian The Nation
Tamil Nadu political parties, including sections of the Congress, force the Prime Minister to skip the CHOGM in Colombo.
Sport

A life for cricket

VIJAY LOKAPALLY The Nation
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 millions of Indians and yet carried the burden lightly.
Sport

The icon

ABILASH NALAPAT The Nation
This term with its quasi-religious connotation best describes the sphere of influence of Pele, Maradona and Tendulkar in the nations they have represented in sport.
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 government formation.
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.
Public Health

‘There is a crisis of health inequity’

T. K. Rajalakshmi General Issues
Interview with David Sanders, one of the founders of the global public health movement.
Spotlight

Against caste in Europe

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.

Most efficient solar cell

Science & Technology
THE Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Centre Berlin have achieved a new world record for the ...

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