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COVER STORY

22-08-2014

Israel's terror

Gaza

Briefing

Turmoil in Greater Arabia

Cover Story
On July 28, as the fires of Gaza burned from Israeli gunships, Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt went to see Hizbollah secretary-general Hassan ...

House of cards

Cover Story
In ancient Egyptian mythology, the goddess Isis had a multifaceted role, but principally, with a throne as her headdress, she symbolised the pharaoh’s ...

Plane truths

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
The U.S. blames the crash of the Malaysian aircraft in Ukraine on Russia, with the agenda of further tightening the sanctions against Moscow and expanding NATO up to Russia’s doorstep.

Anger on the streets

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
Governments, especially those of the U.S. and E.U. countries, have remained largely indifferent to the decimation of Gaza, while people across the world have condemned the Israeli action.

fl22 letters

Letters
Union Budget BOTH Arun Jaitley and P. Chidambaram studied the same subject and they both worked as lawyers for Indian and multinational ...

What are digital certificates?

The Nation
DIGITAL certificates (DCs) are basically digital files that work like an online password to verify the identity of a user or a computer. They are used ...
Sanctuaries

Breathing room

Environment
With the creation of two new sanctuaries, Maharashtra shows the way for a fresh approach to conservation.
Judiciary

Judges in the dock

V. VENKATESAN The Nation
Justice Katju stirs up a controversy by questioning the extension of service and promotion of an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court who faced allegations of corruption a decade ago.
BRICS Summit

BRICS and bouquets

World Affairs
The forum came of age at its summit in Brazil, but it can realise its full potential and establish its geopolitical importance only by achieving greater internal harmony and faster economic growth.
Reservation

Justice restored

SAGNIK DUTTA The Nation
The Supreme Court restores a 1970 order relaxing norms in inter-departmental competitive examinations for S.C./S.T. candidates and upholds the constitutionality of reservation in promotions.
Indonesia

People’s President

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Joko Widodo becomes Indonesia’s first person from a non-elite, non-military background to win the presidential election, setting off charges of electoral skulduggery from the elitist section of the opposition.
Urban Planning

Not so smart idea

DIVYA TRIVEDI The Nation
The smart city, a 100 of which the NDA government has planned, is a utopian concept that excludes completely the urban poor and promises infrastructure systems to control urban living and that has the capitalist rather than the state as the custodian of citizens.
Tamil Nadu

Award for Theodore Baskaran

The Nation
SUNDARARAJ THEODORE BASKARAN, 73, is the latest recipient of the “Iyal Virudhu” of the Toronto-based Tamil Literary Garden (TLG), a charitable ...
Communalism

Feeding on fear

The Muslim-Sikh riots in Saharanpur are a part and product of the politics of consolidation in which the Muslim leadership stokes the fear of a community demoralised by the rise of the BJP. The saffron party is only too happy to further polarise society along religious lines.

Yudh: The story thus far

Arts & Culture
IN his grand plunge into the genre of the tele-serial with Yudh, Amitabh Bachchan multitasks as a builder-miner-husband-father-multimillionaire who ...
Preoccupations

Gujarat model: The real story

Jayati Ghosh
FOR at least the past one year in India, much has been made of the “Gujarat model of development”, and the media have widely projected the idea that ...
Tamil Nadu

Life term for school founder

The Nation
ENDING the decade-long agonising wait for the parents and kin of the 94 children who were charred to death and 18 students who were seriously injured ...
Manik Sarkar

‘We are bridging the rural-urban divide’

The Nation
TRIPURA Chief Minister Manik Sarkar is one of the key factors behind the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front’s massive electoral ...
Tripura

Road to progress

The Nation
THE road to Nalbagla village is undulating and meanders like a lazy rivulet through the hilly forest area of Mandai block in West Tripura district.
ICHR

Peddler of myths

Social scientists fear that the new ICHR Chairman may revive the Sangh Parivar’s long-standing history rewriting project using Hindutva as a tool.

A special relationship

Cover Story
AS the Israeli military was pounding the Gaza Strip from the ground, air and sea, the Indian government mostly maintained a studied silence. The ...
Cover Story

Massacre of the innocents

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
The flattening of Gaza by Israel has nothing to do with Hamas or terrorism. It is about never-ending control over Palestinian land by the occupiers and denying the Palestinians the freedom they have been fighting for.
Urban Planning

Not so smart idea

DIVYA TRIVEDI The Nation
The smart city, a 100 of which the NDA government has planned, is a utopian concept that excludes completely the urban poor and promises infrastructure systems to control urban living and that has the capitalist rather than the state as the custodian of citizens.
Tamil Nadu

Award for Theodore Baskaran

The Nation
SUNDARARAJ THEODORE BASKARAN, 73, is the latest recipient of the “Iyal Virudhu” of the Toronto-based Tamil Literary Garden (TLG), a charitable ...
Communalism

Feeding on fear

The Muslim-Sikh riots in Saharanpur are a part and product of the politics of consolidation in which the Muslim leadership stokes the fear of a community demoralised by the rise of the BJP. The saffron party is only too happy to further polarise society along religious lines.
Tamil Nadu

Life term for school founder

The Nation
ENDING the decade-long agonising wait for the parents and kin of the 94 children who were charred to death and 18 students who were seriously injured ...
Manik Sarkar

‘We are bridging the rural-urban divide’

The Nation
TRIPURA Chief Minister Manik Sarkar is one of the key factors behind the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front’s massive electoral ...
Tripura

Road to progress

The Nation
THE road to Nalbagla village is undulating and meanders like a lazy rivulet through the hilly forest area of Mandai block in West Tripura district.
ICHR

Peddler of myths

Social scientists fear that the new ICHR Chairman may revive the Sangh Parivar’s long-standing history rewriting project using Hindutva as a tool.
Essay

Parivar & Partition

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
The lust for communal hegemony rendered impossible a sharing of power that could have preserved the precious unity of a great country. The Sangh Parivar and its sympathisers in the Congress bear a heavy responsibility for Partition.
Controversy

Sikhs vs Sikhs

T. K. Rajalakshmi The Nation
Haryana constitutes a separate Sikh gurdwaras management committee, but the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab insists that the Amritsar-based SGPC is the sole administrator of Sikh shrines.
Civil Services

Testing time

Civil services aspirants are determined not to allow the aptitude test of the preliminary examination this year on the grounds that it privileges the English-educated and those with engineering and science backgrounds over those who do not write in English and who have specialised in the humanities.
Insurance

Reverse gear

V. SRIDHAR General Issues
The BJP reverses its earlier opposition to allowing more foreign investment in the insurance sector and this may well jeopardise the country’s economic security.
Education

Distorted lessons

ANUPAMA KATAKAM The Nation
If some textbooks published recently by the Gujarat government are any indication, right-wing ideologues and activists have started the saffronisation of education in earnest.