Only Subscribed user can access the archives

Get full access to our 16 year old archives

Subscribe Now

Already subscribed? Sign In

COVER STORY

27-12-2013

Assembly Elections

Decisive defeat for the Congress in the Assembly elections to the four States

Briefing

Seat tally

Cover Story
The joke in Chhattisgarh after the second round of voting on November 19 was that the Governor was consulting constitutional experts on the options ...

Seat tally

Cover Story
A third straight victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh was almost a foregone conclusion. This was despite a clearly visible ...
Cover Story

Decisive defeat

The Congress is battered in the latest round of Assembly elections in the north. The results swing the BJP way and announce the arrival of the AAP in Delhi.
Delhi

Third force

This Assembly election will be a watershed in Indian politics because it was driven by issues. People voted across traditional caste and class lines for the AAP and against the Congress.

Map

Books

Seat tally

Cover Story
The joke in Chhattisgarh after the second round of voting on November 19 was that the Governor was consulting constitutional experts on the options ...
Economic Perspectives

Shale as saviour?

C.P. Chandrasekhar
AS the world looks for every sign of robust recovery from a five-year-long recession, investment in and production of shale gas and oil in the United ...

A case for universal pension

Jayati Ghosh
INDIA prides itself on being a “young” society, likely to benefit from a demographic dividend as children and young people move into working age ...

Hopes and fears

The book weaves the theme of insurgency deftly into the sights and sounds of life in Mayong village in Assam.
Travel

Astana to Urgench

World Affairs
Public Health

TB and the child

The Nation
Childhood TB has been neglected for decades, but in the past few years the WHO has begun to realise its real impact in terms of incidence, prevalence and mortality.

Seat tally

Cover Story
A third straight victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh was almost a foregone conclusion. This was despite a clearly visible ...
Controversy

Seeing beyond Sadir

R. Ilangovan Social Issues
An interpretation of the role played by the Dravidian movement in liberating devadasis from “sacred slavery” kicks up a controversy in Tamil Nadu.
Nobel Prizes

Winners and losers

Science & Technology
By giving the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics to only Francois Englert and Peter W. Higgs, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences seems to be downplaying the contribution of scores of other theoretical and experimental physicists.

The pricing of oil

Data Card
Crude oil is priced using a market-based formula in which the price of a certain variety of crude oil is set as a differential to a certain marker or ...
Data Card

Look beyond Iran

RICHA MISHRA Data Card
With the geopolitical situation dictating the flow of crude oil, import-dependent India has to diversify its sourcing of crude.

Assault case

The Nation
THE verdict in the case relating to the assault on auditor S. Radhakrishnan, his wife and their attendant at Mandaveli, Chennai, on September 22, ...
Sexual Harassment

Familiar skeletons

T. K. Rajalakshmi Social Issues
Sexual harassment at the workplace is a universal but unacknowledged phenomenon. The Tarun Tejpal case has brought out into the open a range of issues never publicly debated before.
Iran

Landmark agreement

World Affairs
The interim nuclear deal between Iran and the West will partially lift the sanctions on Iran and go a long way in reducing tensions in West Asia.
Defence

Less equal

Purnima S. Tripathi Social Justice
The Central government has for decades denied defence personnel their due in pension and rank pay in spite of several court judgments directing it to do so.
Chhattisgarh

Close finish

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Cover Story
Another BJP victory, and a message for the Congress to take its local-level leaders seriously and not to take votersfor granted.
Rajasthan

Spectacular victory

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
In Rajasthan, the BJP sweeps with a performance that goes far beyond even the party’s wildest imagination.
Madhya Pradesh

A rare hat-trick

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Cover Story
A hat-trick for Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh opens up interesting possibilities in the run-up to the 2014 general elections, since he has for long been seen as a challenger to Narendra Modi in the BJP.

Seat tally

Cover Story
Chess

New-age champion

Rakesh Rao The Nation
Magnus Carlsen defeats Viswanathan Anand by winning three and drawing seven games to become the second youngest World Chess Champion after Garry Kasparov.
Crime

Murder and mystery

The Nation
S. ANANDHA SHARMA, now 28 years old, remembers clearly what happened nine years ago on that fateful day. He was doing his postgraduation in Sanskrit ...
Events

Growing concerns

The 10th national conference of AIDWA deliberates on important issues that confront Indian women today.
Western Ghats

Unsettling report

R. Krishnakumar Environment
The Kasturirangan Committee’s recommendations on protecting the fragile ecology of the Western Ghats has led to protests by settler farmers in Kerala’s highland districts.
Madhya Pradesh

A rare hat-trick

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Cover Story
A hat-trick for Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh opens up interesting possibilities in the run-up to the 2014 general elections, since he has for long been seen as a challenger to Narendra Modi in the BJP.
Sexual Harassment

A law on test

KIRTI SINGH Social Issues
The case against Tarun Tejpal will test the effectiveness of the amended law on rape and sexual assault.
Sexual Harassment: The media

Felt need

Ammu Joseph Social Issues
The Tehelka debacle may yet serve a constructive purpose if it catalyses action within the media towards establishing in-house mechanisms as mandated by the law.
Sexual Harassment: The Judiciary

Above the law?

SAGNIK DUTTA Social Issues
Several cases of sexual harassment involving judges and interns in the Supreme Court highlight the need for regulations that can address gender insensitivity and inequality in the country’s highest court.
Events

Growing concerns

The 10th national conference of AIDWA deliberates on important issues that confront Indian women today.
Letter from Beirut

Bombs of Beirut

World Affairs
Fears that the recent spate of bombings will reopen carefully sutured wounds are overdrawn; the city cannot stomach another conflict.
Nepal

Revolution in retreat

S.D. MUNI World Affairs
The promise of a New Nepal seems to be on the retreat, with the Maoists losing people’s goodwill and squandering an opportunity to create a more democratic nation under a new Constitution.
Bangladesh

Violent turn

Haroon Habib World Affairs
A crisis looms over the country as the opposition resorts to widespread violence demanding that the elections, now scheduled for January 5, be postponed until a neutral caretaker government is set up.
Travel

On the roof of the world

World Affairs
LANDLOCKED Central Asia, rugged, remote and relatively inaccessible, has straddled the Silk Route between Asia and Europe for several centuries. The ...
Nelson Mandela

To beat the unbeatable foe

Sitaram Yechury Obituary
To an entire generation of youth, Madiba represented the unquenchable human spirit for freedom and liberty.

Cinema pulse

An interesting and thought-provoking book on seeing India through its cinema.
Nelson Mandela

To beat the unbeatable foe

Sitaram Yechury Obituary
To an entire generation of youth, Madiba represented the unquenchable human spirit for freedom and liberty.

fl27 letters

Letters
Sardar Patel THE Cover Story (December 13) was a real account of what Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was like when he was in the first Congress Ministry ...

Other Issues

View All