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COVER STORY

24-01-2014

Aam Aadmi Party

Arvind Kejriwal

Briefing

In a cleft stick

Cover Story
THE Congress, which suffered its biggest electoral reverse in Delhi on account of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) stunning debut in December 2013, is ...

‘AAP must spell out alternative policy direction’

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
Interview with Prakash Karat, general secretary, CPI(M).

Call trick

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Cover Story
A full-time team of four, 20-something youngsters, assisted by a group of volunteers, steered the AAP's spectacular online journey in their Delhi 2013 mission, christened “Delhi calling”. Now it is time for mission “LS 2014”.

Scaling up

After its heady success in the Delhi Assembly election, the AAP is eyeing Maharashtra and Haryana, prioritising agrarian issues and putting together a broad coalition of people’s movements.

Place of stay

Social Issues

For an action plan

The Nation
THE Idol Wing of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Tamil Nadu Police has sought the immediate repeal of amendments made in 1993 to ...

In a cleft stick

Cover Story
THE Congress, which suffered its biggest electoral reverse in Delhi on account of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) stunning debut in December 2013, is ...

Ambedkar’s foresight

India’s present political plight is because the political class, lawyers and judges ignore the British Constitutional ethos on which Ambedkar modelled the Constitution. Three books that help us understand that ethos.

Expedition map

World Affairs
Adarsh housing

A scheme for scandal

Lyla Bavadam The Nation
The Congress government in Maharashtra is walking a political tightrope in an election year as disregarding the judicial commission report on the Adarsh housing scam, which has indicted four former Chief Ministers, will be suicidal.

Temples without security

The Nation
Security at the Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple at Suthamalli village in Ariyalur district is grossly inadequate, according to the Idol Wing police, and ...

Bloggers on the trail

The Nation
A REPORT posted on www.chasingaphrodite.com, a blog that claims to be on the hunt for looted antiquities in world museums, details how Subash Chandra ...
Health

Mediterranean diet & diabetes

Science & Technology
OLDER patients at high risk of heart disease who follow a Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) do not need to restrict calories, ...

‘AAP must spell out alternative policy direction’

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
Interview with Prakash Karat, general secretary, CPI(M).
Essay

The poets and the feminist

RAFIA ZAKARIA Arts & Culture
January 4, 2014, marks 47 years since Atiya Fyzee Rahamin's death and her bequest to the Karachi municipal corporation, and 137 years since her birth; but neither all the time, nor all the changes and progress has produced the courage that would be needed to reclaim her legacy.
Astronomy

A unique gravitational laboratory

Science & Technology
AN international team of astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia have discovered a unique ...

Three cities in one

THE elections to Delhi’s Assembly have always attracted attention disproportionate to the National Capital Region’s size. It is said that the Assembly ...
Unmediated

Colour, light & darkness

Sashi Kumar
JOSE SARAMAGO’S riveting novel Blindness, written in 1995, opens with cars waiting at a traffic light. When the light turns from red to amber to ...
Travel

In Babur's land

World Affairs

South Sudan

World Affairs

Scaling up

After its heady success in the Delhi Assembly election, the AAP is eyeing Maharashtra and Haryana, prioritising agrarian issues and putting together a broad coalition of people’s movements.

Going beyond tokenism

By taking definite action immediately after coming to power, the AAP has shown that its promises are not part of mere populist propaganda but are well-researched, people-centric plans.

A disturbing phenomenon

Cover Story
The problem with the AAP’s political discourse is that it does not attack the structures of property and power underlying the problems in Indian society.

Sore loser

Cover Story
The BJP is seething with anger at being denied the opportunity to assume power in Delhi. It now plans to rework its strategy, learning from the AAP brand of political mobilisation.
Kejriwal

‘Do-or-die situation’

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Cover Story
Interview with Arvind Kejriwal.

Bloggers on the trail

The Nation
A REPORT posted on www.chasingaphrodite.com, a blog that claims to be on the hunt for looted antiquities in world museums, details how Subash Chandra ...
Investigation

The great Indian idol robbery

R. ILANGOVAN The Nation
The arrest of the Indian American art dealer Subash Chandra Kapoor in Tamil Nadu in 2012 and the subsequent investigations by the Idol Wing of the State police unravel a global network of “agents, thieves and smugglers” that targets ageless artefacts in disused and dilapidated temples.
West Bengal

Helmsman Bimal Gurung

The Nation
THE Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supremo Bimal Gurung’s rejoining the recently formed Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) Sabha, after resigning ...
Gujarat

Setback for Zakia Jafri

The Nation
THE following was related by one of the petitioners in the Zakia Jafri case on the 2002 Gujarat riots, which the Ahmedabad Metropolitan Magistrate’s ...
Coal Scam

Vassal States?

The affidavits filed by State governments in the Supreme Court in the coal block allocations case indicate that the Centre considerably curtailed their role in the decision-making process and ignored their concerns over key issues.

World's top manufacturers

C.P. Chandrasekhar
Venezuela

Revolution consolidated

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Interview with Elias Jaua, Foreign Minister of Venezuela.
Immigration fury

Free Europe in shackles

HASAN SUROOR in London World Affairs
A leaked British government proposal to cap immigration from E.U. member-states has provoked fury across Europe, with the U.K.’s allies accusing it of betraying the E.U. charter.
Travel

The land of Babur

World Affairs
AFTER the severe steppes of Kazakhstan and the stark mountains of the Kyrgyz Republic, the India-Central Asia Foundation (ICAF) expedition through ...
South Sudan

Volatile nation

World Affairs
The country seems all set to implode once again as hostilities between two major ethnic groups, one supporting President Salva Kiir and the other backing the former Vice-President, escalate.
India and U.S.

Diplomatic storm

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Although India has taken a tough stand against the U.S. over the arrest of its diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York, the government’s muted response to other provocations such as spying shows that it is keen to remain America’s “global strategic partner”.
Iraq

Bleeding Iraq

Vijay Prashad World Affairs
Violence has become routine across Iraq as an instrument of political power, and the situation has been aggravated by the spillover effect of the Syrian civil war.

A disturbing phenomenon

Cover Story
The problem with the AAP’s political discourse is that it does not attack the structures of property and power underlying the problems in Indian society.

Sore loser

Cover Story
The BJP is seething with anger at being denied the opportunity to assume power in Delhi. It now plans to rework its strategy, learning from the AAP brand of political mobilisation.
Kejriwal

‘Do-or-die situation’

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Cover Story
Interview with Arvind Kejriwal.