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COVER STORY

25-07-2014

Iraq

How to ruin a country: a U.S. guide

Briefing

Cover Story

Mother of all battles

Cover Story
The American occupation was the death knell of the republican, modern, secular, nationalist Iraqi state, and a deliberate attempt to undermine all such solidarities by institutionalising perennial sectarian conflicts. Al Qaeda, and later the ISIS, filled the vacuum after U.S. occupiers summarily dismantled the whole of the Iraqi state.

Uncertain diplomacy

Cover Story
ARDENT supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some political and media commentators had, in the early days of the approximately month-old ...

Blowback time

VIJAY PRASHAD Cover Story
The tinderbox of regional chaos was opened by the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the Gulf Arab-Turkey support for Islamist fighters in northern Syria and Iraq.
Conservation

Killing fields

Environment
The houbara bustard is being hunted into extinction. Are we prepared to remain mute spectators to this slaughter or will we stand up for this elegant, exuberant bird?

Ambedkar and Gandhi

Books
This book has been a long time in the coming, and even if it falters at places, it still serves an important function.
Cover Story

Mother of all battles

Cover Story
The American occupation was the death knell of the republican, modern, secular, nationalist Iraqi state, and a deliberate attempt to undermine all such solidarities by institutionalising perennial sectarian conflicts. Al Qaeda, and later the ISIS, filled the vacuum after U.S. occupiers summarily dismantled the whole of the Iraqi state.
Datacard

Gas pricing

RICHA MISHRA Data Card
The new government decides on a policy of wait and watch on raising gas prices.

Uncertain diplomacy

Cover Story
ARDENT supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some political and media commentators had, in the early days of the approximately month-old ...

Blowback time

VIJAY PRASHAD Cover Story
The tinderbox of regional chaos was opened by the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the Gulf Arab-Turkey support for Islamist fighters in northern Syria and Iraq.
Crime

Double standards

T. K. Rajalakshmi The Nation
Even as the outcry for the resignation of a Union Minister accused in a sexual assault case grows, the Bharatiya Janata Party tries to play it down as a conspiracy.
Interview: Gopal Subramanium

‘The collegium did not defend me’

Interview with Gopal Subramanium, senior advocate in the Supreme Court.
Interview: Abhinav Chandrachud

‘Powerful governments have attacked judicial independence’

V. Venkatesan The Nation
Interview with Abhinav Chandrachud, legal expert.
Tamil Nadu

Questions over an appointment

The Nation
THE Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court recently set aside the appointment of Kalyani Mathivanan as the Vice-Chancellor (V.C.) of Madurai Kamaraj ...
West Bengal

District No. 20

The Nation
ON June 25, Alipurduar became the 20th district of West Bengal. For long a subdivision of Jalpaiguri district in north Bengal, Alipurduar was made a ...
Patents

Trying ‘mediation’

The Nation
PURSUANT to a Delhi High Court order in April on a patent on Erlotinib, a lung cancer drug, the Swiss drug major Roche and the Indian generic ...
Tamil Nadu

Another Dalit victim

The Nation
“GIVE the culprits exemplary punishment to prevent recurrence of such heinous crimes. This is our only prayer to the government.” The father of the ...

Southern connection

Heritage
SCHOLARS are unanimous that the Kailasa temple at Ellora is modelled after the Kailasanatha temple in Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu and the Virupaksha ...
Ellora

Monolithic marvel

Heritage
“WHY was it not included among the seven wonders of the world?” One cannot help asking this question loudly when one stands in front of the massive ...
Higher Education

A battle won

The rollback of Delhi University’s four-year undergraduate programme is the result of a united struggle by the university community against what could have marked the beginning of a subsidy-free higher education system in public universities.
Interview: Abhinav Chandrachud

‘Powerful governments have attacked judicial independence’

V. Venkatesan The Nation
Interview with Abhinav Chandrachud, legal expert.
Tamil Nadu

Questions over an appointment

The Nation
THE Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court recently set aside the appointment of Kalyani Mathivanan as the Vice-Chancellor (V.C.) of Madurai Kamaraj ...
West Bengal

District No. 20

The Nation
ON June 25, Alipurduar became the 20th district of West Bengal. For long a subdivision of Jalpaiguri district in north Bengal, Alipurduar was made a ...
Patents

Trying ‘mediation’

The Nation
PURSUANT to a Delhi High Court order in April on a patent on Erlotinib, a lung cancer drug, the Swiss drug major Roche and the Indian generic ...
Tamil Nadu

Another Dalit victim

The Nation
“GIVE the culprits exemplary punishment to prevent recurrence of such heinous crimes. This is our only prayer to the government.” The father of the ...
Higher Education

A battle won

The rollback of Delhi University’s four-year undergraduate programme is the result of a united struggle by the university community against what could have marked the beginning of a subsidy-free higher education system in public universities.
Judiciary

Collision course?

The Nation
By segregating senior advocate Gopal Subramanium’s name from the four names recommended by the Supreme Court collegium for appointment to the apex court, the Modi government has weakened the judiciary’s primacy in the appointment of judges.
Monsoon

El Nino worries

Divya Trivedi The Nation
El Nino is expected to hit in the second half of the monsoon period, but whether it will cause a drought is still not certain. While consumers may be spared because of the strong foodgrain buffer position, a deficient rainfall will affect farmers.
Gujarat pogrom

Modi is accountable

A.G. NOORANI Politics
The crimes of 2002 cannot be forgotten. It is still not too late for Narendra Modi to make amends by a sincere, thorough programme of rehabilitation of the victims and by a sincere apology, however belated. Accountability brooks no exceptions.
Maharashtra

Quota calculations

The Nation
WITH the Assembly elections scheduled for later this year, the atmosphere in Maharashtra is ripe for political chicanery, and Maharashtra’s ...
West Bengal

Rape threat, filmi style

The Nation
A VIDEO recording of a speech made by Tapas Paul, the Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member from Krishnanagar, suddenly surfaced, sending shock waves ...
Khashi Katha

Of loss & desperation

A new small-budget film on the underdog’s struggle for survival in Kolkata, employing a narrative technique borrowed from Thousand And One Arabian Nights and Brecht.