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COVER STORY

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16-05-2014

Election Special 2

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Briefing

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Marquez

The magic of Gabo

Obituary
Awareness of history remains one of the best gifts of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s fiction, which weaves the idioms of myth and magic to show how Latin Am
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Untouchability

Another ‘Gujarat model’

Social Justice
A study on untouchability practices in 1,589 villages in Gujarat provides critical data for the Dalit movement to shape its interventions at the nati
Health care

Onus on the state

General Issues
A Delhi High Court verdict says the State government is bound to ensure that poor and vulnerable sections of society have access to treatment for rare
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Political economy of elections

Lead Story
The Congress' campaign is characterised by a lack of clarity on what should be projected as its achievement--the relatively inclusive growth of UPA I
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Nigeria

Terror in the north

World Affairs
The Boko Haram spreads terror in the northern swathes of Nigeria, primarily to exacerbate the divide between the predominantly Muslim north and the m
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Opinion polls and pitfalls

Lead Story
Interview with Venkatesh Athreya, economist.
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Uttarakhand

Advantage BJP

Lead Story
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Manual Scavenging

Raising a stink

Social Justice
The Supreme Court’s intervention has brought significant results in the Safai Karamchari Andolan case, but its final judgment belies expectations of
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A tale of two States

Books
The book argues that Andhra Pradesh was created only to serve the interests of Andhraites and asserts that the bifurcation of the State corrects a his
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Data Card

Arming India

Data Stories
India is the world’s ninth largest military spender and number one arms importer, according to data released by the Stockholm International Peace Rese
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Cover Story

‘Wave’ & reality

Lead Story
Will the “Modi wave” the BJP has worked up in the media help the party ride over the barriers of caste and identity politics? Even senior leaders of t
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Delhi

The AAP effect

Lead Story
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Madhya Pradesh

Divided Parivar

Lead Story
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Bihar

Changing scene

Lead Story
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Jharkhand

Skirting real issues

Lead Story
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Chhattisgarh

Even contest

Lead Story
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Transgenders

Gender justice

Social Justice
The Supreme Court judgment recognising the third gender, while restricting itself to the concerns of transgender persons, links development with huma
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Congress

End of ideology

Lead Story
If the Congress is floundering, it is because it lacks today the ideology, social vision and agenda an inherently pluralistic and unequal society like
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Bharatiya Janata Party

Manufacturing an image

Lead Story
The theme of Hindutva runs parallel to the projection of the “Gujarat model” in the BJP’s campaign. Narendra Modi’s nomination from Varanasi, with its
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Turkey

Enduring Erdogan

World Affairs
By leading his party to victory in the general election, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan proves that he is still a force to reckon with.
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Andhra Pradesh

Self-goals galore

Lead Story
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Tamil Nadu: BJP

Worming its way

Lead Story
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Letter from Beirut

Polling in the time of bombs

World Affairs
Nothing will stop the Iraqi elections from going ahead on April 30, in which Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law coalition seems assured of
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General Elections

Campaign classics

Politics
General elections in India—the campaigning, the victories and defeats and the cold calculations.
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Himachal Pradesh

Development debate

Lead Story
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Uttar Pradesh

Stemming the communal tide

Lead Story
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Odisha

Late swing?

Lead Story
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Kerala

One-seat dream

Lead Story
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Gujarat

Myth and reality

Lead Story
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Tamil Nadu: Congress

Alone and aimless

Lead Story
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Goa

Feeling let down

Lead Story
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Rajasthan

Voting for change

Lead Story
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Karnataka

On shaky ground

Lead Story
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Haryana

Dissent and disillusion

Lead Story
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West Bengal

Saffron portents

Lead Story
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Maharashtra

Distrust and disarray

Lead Story