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02-05-2014

Election Special 1

Election 1

Briefing

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Essay

Profit from crisis

World Affairs
Why capitalists do not want recovery, and what that means for America.
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Labour Issues

Locked out at Toyota

General Issues
The prolonged lockout at global auto major Toyota’s Indian facility over a wage dispute with its workers highlights the fragility of its famed product
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The Aam Aadmi Party

Surprise package

Politics
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National Conference, PDP

Turf war

Politics
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INLD & Haryana Janjit Congress

Politics of caste

Politics
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Left parties

Power and principles

Politics
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Asom Gana Parishad

Rise and fall

Politics
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Rashtriya Lok Dal

Losing his fiefdom

Politics
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Archiving damage

Books
The book documents the major features of the BJP’s misrule in Karnataka and its use of government machinery to promote its ideological goals.
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Andhra Pradesh

TDP: Telugu Modi

Politics
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Biju Janata Dal

For future bargains

Politics
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Telangana Rashtra Samithi

Telangana dividend

Politics
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DMK

Son-rise party

Politics
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Janata Dal (Secular)

Battle of a patriarch

Politics
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DMDK, PMK, MDMK, P.T., VCK

Strange bedfellows

Politics
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Shiv Sena, MNS

Trouble and strife

Politics
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YSR Congress

Son’s challenge

Politics
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Shiromani Akali Dal

Mainstreaming itself

Politics
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Rashtriya Janata Dal

Lalu back in business

Politics
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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

Soren and sons

Politics
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Trinamool Congress

Changing dynamics

Politics
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Bahujan Samaj Party

Missed opportunities

Politics
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Astronomy

Inflationary origin

Science & Technology
The first detection of primordial gravitational waves could provide observational evidence of how the universe evolved.
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Foreign policy and human rights

Friends, foes & human rights

World Affairs
As the change in attitude towards India’s Modi, Indonesia’s Probawo and others shows, the U.S. and the E.U. are quite happy to deal with Asian and Af
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Regional Parties

Voice of the regions

Politics
The emergence of regional parties is an outcome of the capitalist development path that benefited a few States to the detriment of some other parts of
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Interview: Atishi Marlena, the AAP.

‘Driven by political reality’

Politics
Interview with Atishi Marlena, official spokesperson of the Aam Aadmi Party.
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Pakistan

General in his labyrinth

World Affairs
The indictment of Pervez Musharraf for high treason asserts the civilian government’s supremacy over the military.
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Vital pieces of a jigsaw

Lead Story
Regional and identity-based parties will continue to retain fragmented spaces of political influence in the national polity after the 2014 elections.
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Kerala

Changing landscape

Politics
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Tripura

Left bastion

Politics
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Interview: Prakash Karat, CPI(M)

‘We will do better this time’

Politics
Interview with Prakash Karat, general secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist).
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West Bengal

Another opportunity

Politics

Why South Pole?

Science & Technology

Caste & Muslims

Books
An interesting perspective on social stratification among Muslims in India.

Nehru’s approach

Books
Two volumes of Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru, about the early 1959 period when relations with China were strained and corruption and communalism
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Partition truths

Books
The partition of India was a consequence of calculations gone wrong, on the part of both the Congress and the Muslim League.
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Letter from Beirut

Students on warpath

World Affairs
With the weight of education debt pressing down on them, students across the world have begun to register their dismay at the way education has increa
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Science

Why civilisations collapse

Science & Technology
A study identifies over-exploitation of natural resources and economic disparity as two factors causing the collapse of civilisations and says the mod
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Individual vs public

Books
The book opens up many vistas for those who have been associated with political and social movements.