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18-04-2014

Russia and empire

Putin and Crimea: Standing up to the American empire

Briefing

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Kerala

Evenly poised

Politics
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Theatre

Stage of transition

Arts & Culture
International Theatre Festival of Kerala 2014 made possible a platform where different kinds of concerns on the range of subjects that constitute thea
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North-eastern States

Stalwarts and surprises

Politics
Interview: Deepan Sivaraman

For visual language

Arts & Culture
Interview with Deepan Sivaraman, artistic director of ITFoK 2014.
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Chhattisgarh

BJP upbeat

Politics
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Malaysian Air Tragedy

Flight into mystery

World Affairs
The official announcement that Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 probably crashed into the Indian Ocean brings little relief to the families of those on
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Tamil Nadu

Interesting contests

Politics
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War of 1962

India-China war: the true story

India
Now that the Henderson Brooks report is out in the public domain, are we at least now prepared to accept the historical truths, swallow false pride, a
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Documentary

The act of killing

Sashi Kumar
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Rajasthan

BJP all the way

Politics
Northern Tamil Nadu

Caste divide

Politics

‘Now the focus is on the material of theatre’

Arts & Culture
Interview with M.V. Narayanan, Professor of English, University of Calicut.
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Corbett Reserve

In Jim Corbett landscape

Wildlife
A walk through the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand, taking in its many wildlife delights.
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Data Card

Electorate 2014

Data Stories
India adds 100 million voters between 2009 and 2014, including 23.16 million who will vote for the first time.
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Karnataka

Triangular contest

Politics
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Sikkim

An alternative force

Politics
The ruling SDF faces a strong challenge from the newly formed SKM in Sikkim.
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Madhya Pradesh

Saffron euphoria

Politics
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Tripura

Left in front

Politics
The Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front is likely to retain the two seats in Tripura.
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General Election

A tale of two campaigns

Politics
The two major parties are finding the going tough. While the BJP is faced with dissent and revolt by senior leaders who are upset with the growing per
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Social Issues

Strings attached

Social Issues
Residents of Kathputli Colony protest against the Delhi Development Authority’s plans to demolish their slum and “develop” it with the help of a promi
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Arab Nations

Arab phoenix

World Affairs
The U.N. report on Arab integration roots itself in the Arab renaissance tradition—honest about the problems that bedevil the region, but hopeful abou
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‘Russia had no other option’

Lead Story
Interview with Alexander M. Kadakin, Russia’s Ambassador to India.
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Assam

Head start for the Congress

Politics
In Assam, the failure of the BJP and the AGP to form an alliance and the AIUDF’s “soft approach” are likely to work to the Congress’ benefit. In the r
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Maharashtra

Waiting for change

Politics
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Committed anarchist

Books
An insight into revolutionary politics from below.
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R.K. Srikantan

Inimitable purist

Obituary
R.K. Srikantan (1920-2014) was a follower of the chaste Carnatic vocal tradition and never hankered after recognitions.
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Khushwant Singh

Electric man in a bulb

Obituary
Khushwant Singh (1915-2014) could talk to and entertain his readers without being condescending, and there will be no one like him again.
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A class apart

Books
Mythily Sivaraman’s nuanced understanding of the importance of class struggle and her belief in the rights of the working class and women come out viv
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Cover Story

Russian riposte

Lead Story
With its intervention in Crimea, Russia is sending a clear message to the U.S. and its Western allies that the unipolar world order is not viable anym
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Cover Story

U.S. double standards

Lead Story
Crimea’s overwhelming vote to rejoin Russia, assailed by the U.S., is of a piece with Kosovo’s separation from Serbia and Croatia’s and Slovenia’s fr
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Cover Story

The ‘Great Game’ in Europe

Lead Story
In its eagerness to complete the encirclement of Russia by turning Ukraine into a forward country for positioning NATO bases, the U.S. is paving the w