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10-01-2014

Supreme Court and Section 377

On the Supreme Court judgment recriminalising adult consensual sex and its implications and impact.

Briefing

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Unequal citizens

Lead Story
The Supreme Court’s judgment setting aside the Delhi High Court verdict on Section 377 of the IPC discriminates against consenting adults on the groun
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Drama at sea

Books
In a sense the book is a metaphor: to survive is the only meaningful action possible when man confronts the ferocity of nature.
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Essay

Snooping in Modi land

India
The Narendra Modi government will have egg on its face if the Government of India were to set up a commission of inquiry with terms of reference that
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Notion of justice

Lead Story
The Supreme Court, while otherwise more than activist on several issues, has attempted a textual, conservative approach in reaching its decision in th
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State and land

Books
On the new Land Acquisition Act which seeks to favour landowners at the cost of society at large.
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Rainfall

Moving cars & rainfall

Science & Technology
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U.S.-Afghanistan

Talking tough

World Affairs
The Afghan President wants a commitment that attacks on homes will stop before he ratifies the agreement that will allow U.S. troops to stay on in his
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Medicine

Measuring slow blood flow

Science & Technology
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On uneven terrain

Books
Compassionate and vivid portrayal of frustrated aspirations, failed relationships and blundering characters.
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Archaeology

Settlement of history

Heritage
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Back to the closet

Lead Story
The Supreme Court’s judgment has grave implications for public health and HIV/AIDS advocacy programmes and to the ongoing process of sensitisation.
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Thailand

Snap poll

World Affairs
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Nuclear Waste

Spent fuel repository

Science & Technology
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Technology

Topological insulators

Science & Technology
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Syria

Promise of peace

World Affairs
Hopes for an end to the conflict in Syria are high as the Geneva peace talks are announced and the U.S. decides to abort war plans after investigation
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For a liberal theological reading of the Bible

Lead Story
Interview with Reverend Winnie Varghese, rector of St Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery in New York City.
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Andhra Pradesh

Bitter divide

India
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Preoccupations

Understanding the ‘mango people’

Jayati Ghosh
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Hindi Cinema

Changing values of Hindi cinema

Cinema
From films highlighting moral values to those portraying “illegality as enterprise”, ethical motifs in popular Hindi cinema have undergone a tremendou
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Rights & wrongs

Lead Story
The Supreme Court’s judgment re-criminalising adult consensual sexual relations in private brings into focus the provision in Section 377 of the IPC
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Data Card

Spot scam

Data Stories
The National Spot Exchange scam exposes the problems of deregulation. The motives of the government in facilitating such a regime need to be probed.
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Mumbai next?

Politics
The Aam Aadmi Party in Mumbai is on a euphoric high with membership growing fast.
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The AAP experiment

Working model

Politics
The Aam Aadmi Party has successfully taken up specific issues relating to the people and reached out to them for directions and solutions. Will the m
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Ecuador

‘A role for India in our future’

World Affairs
Interview with Jorge Glas Espinel, Vice-President of Ecuador.
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Letter from Beirut

Contract slavery

World Affairs
With its economy dependent on remittance payments from the Gulf region, Ethiopia has remained mute to the vicious mistreatment of its citizens in Saud
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Travel

In a haven of verdure

World Affairs
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Nelson Mandela

Of liberation & betrayal

World Affairs
Nelson Mandela’s moral grandeur as a revolutionary and a prisoner stemmed from his universalist vision of equality. It is all the more tragic then tha
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Politics

Wave that was not

Politics
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Tribute

Comrade-in-arms

World Affairs
Mandela and post-apartheid South Africa have been consistent supporters of people still trying to liberate themselves, like the Palestinians and the S
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Sport

‘Life is a chessboard’

Other
Interview with Grandmaster Maurice Ashley.
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Conservation

Tiger and some home truths

Conservation
As the four-yearly tiger estimation begins, a look at some of the measures that need to be taken to conserve tigers in the face of developmental press
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Cinema

Dungan the director

Arts & Culture
A documentary on the American film-maker Ellis R. Dungan, who made memorable films such as “Meera” and “Manthirikumari”and raised Tamil films from the