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COVER STORY

18-04-2014

Russia and empire

Putin and Crimea: Standing up to the American empire

Briefing

‘Russia had no other option’

John Cherian Cover Story
Interview with Alexander M. Kadakin, Russia’s Ambassador to India.
Cover Story

Russian riposte

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 anymore and the rules of engagement have to be changed.
Cover Story

The ‘Great Game’ in Europe

Cover 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 way for fraternal genocide and ethnic cleansing. A closer strategic alliance between Russia and China may well be the one positive outcome of the Ukrainian fiasco.
Cover Story

U.S. double standards

Cover 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 from Yugoslavia, all backed by the West.

fl18 letters

Letters
Development THE Cover Story “Whose development is it anyway?” (April 4) was informative and thought-provoking. States are only decentralised units of ...
Kerala

Evenly poised

Politics
GIVEN the scandals that had besieged his government and the troubles in his party and the ruling coalition earlier, few would have expected Chief ...
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 theatre could be articulated.
Delhi

Demographic dynamics

Politics
WHEN the Congress secured all the seven parliamentary constituencies of Delhi in 2009, riding an unprecedented wave of popularity, it looked as if ...
North-eastern States

Stalwarts and surprises

Politics
THE 25 seats of the seven north-eastern States and Sikkim play an important role in the numbers game at the Centre. Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, ...
Interview: Deepan Sivaraman

For visual language

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

BJP upbeat

Politics
IN Chhattisgarh, the BJP, buoyed by its victory in the November Assembly elections, is upbeat. Its election slogan is Ek aur ek gyarah (one and one ...
Malaysian Air Tragedy

Flight into mystery

JOHN CHERIAN 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 board and leaves many questions unanswered as the search for the plane continues.
War of 1962

India-China war: the true story

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
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, alert the nation to the truths and make an earnest, determined bid for a solution to the boundary dispute with China?
Tamil Nadu

Interesting contests

Politics
New Alliances THE April 24 single-phase elections to the Lok Sabha from Tamil Nadu promise to be interesting because a six-cornered contest is in the ...

In Jim Corbett landscape

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

The act of killing

Sashi Kumar
IMAGINE a documentary set against the backdrop of the violence unleashed against Muslims in Gujarat in 2002, in which those who killed, maimed, raped, ...
Rajasthan

BJP all the way

Politics
THE outcome of the elections to the parliamentary seats from Rajasthan, to be held in two phases on April 17 and 24, is not going to be vastly ...
Northern Tamil Nadu

Caste divide

Politics
IN the 12 constituencies (four reserved) in the parched “Vanniyar heartland” (spread over Kancheepuram, Cuddalore, Vellore, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai ...

‘Now the focus is on the material of theatre’

DEEPA GANESH Arts & Culture
Interview with M.V. Narayanan, Professor of English, University of Calicut.

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 vividly in the compilation.
Chhattisgarh

BJP upbeat

Politics
IN Chhattisgarh, the BJP, buoyed by its victory in the November Assembly elections, is upbeat. Its election slogan is Ek aur ek gyarah (one and one ...
Tamil Nadu

Interesting contests

Politics
New Alliances THE April 24 single-phase elections to the Lok Sabha from Tamil Nadu promise to be interesting because a six-cornered contest is in the ...
Rajasthan

BJP all the way

Politics
THE outcome of the elections to the parliamentary seats from Rajasthan, to be held in two phases on April 17 and 24, is not going to be vastly ...
Northern Tamil Nadu

Caste divide

Politics
IN the 12 constituencies (four reserved) in the parched “Vanniyar heartland” (spread over Kancheepuram, Cuddalore, Vellore, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai ...
Maharashtra

Waiting for change

IT is odd that five years after the last elections, neither the ruling Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) combine nor the saffron Shiv ...
Assam

Head start for the Congress

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 rest of the region, too, the Congress appears better prepared.
Sikkim

An alternative force

The ruling SDF faces a strong challenge from the newly formed SKM in Sikkim.
General Election

A tale of two campaigns

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 personality cult, the Congress has trouble convincing its heavyweights to enter the election fray.
Tripura

Left in front

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

Saffron euphoria

Politics
Madhya Pradesh Advantage Shivraj “OUR tiranga has three colours—saffron, green and white. We have already seen a Green Revolution, we have also seen ...
Karnataka

Triangular contest

Politics
JUST under a year ago, a rejuvenated State Congress, riding on a wave of voter disenchantment with the incumbent BJP government, swept to power in ...

DMK and sons

Politics
“THE problem is over. It does not exist anymore,” exulted a senior leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) at Anna Arivalayam, the party’s ...