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COVER STORY

Bastar cover
29-04-2016

Lawless in Bastar

War on Bastar

Briefing

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Limits of technological innovations

Books
The book takes into consideration the impact of innovations on social life in the U.S. But not much attention is given to the qualitative changes that
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Mapping themes in Adoor’s films

Books
A panoramic and intense study of Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s work in all its diversity and complexity.
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Interview: Appa Rao Podile, VC, HCU

‘Complaint won’t stand legal scrutiny’

India
Interview with Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor, Hyderabad Central University.
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Archaeology

Doorway to Jaina history

Heritage
At Artipura in Karnataka the ASI unearths a Jaina centre that flourished during the time of the Gangas and the Hoysalas.
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Interview: Manish Kunjam

‘Our troubles are endless’

Lead Story
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Controversy

Caught in a trap

India
The sudden return of HCU Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile from long leave sparking violence and arrests on the campus shifts public attention away fro
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Maoist attack

Deadly strike

Lead Story
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Militias

Police state

Lead Story
Loosely formed vigilante groups are terrorising anyone speaking out against police atrocities in Bastar, with the ulterior motive of forcing people to
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Media in Chhattisgarh

No news is bad news

Lead Story
As the conflict between the state and the Maoists escalates, journalists get caught in the crossfire and truth becomes a casualty.
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Awards

Maths prize for Wiles

Science & Technology
Sir Andrew Wiles has been awarded the 2016 Abel Prize for “his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem”, a mathematical problem that remained unsolved
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Interview: Raman Singh

‘We are working to reduce isolation of Bastar’

Lead Story
Interview with Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh.
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Ground report

Targeting women

Lead Story
The southern districts of Chhattisgarh are in a war zone where the state apparently uses brutal sexual assault of Adivasi women as a deliberate intimi
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Son of Saul

Grandchildren of the Holocaust

Cinema
Son of Saul, the Oscar-winning Best Foreign Language Film, is one of the most unique films on the theme of the Holocaust.
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National Awards

Starry affair

Cinema
Regional and alternative cinema get short shrift at the National Awards, with the jury deciding to celebrate mass entertainers and fete only those fil
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Material Science

Carbon nanotubes

Science & Technology
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Christians

Persecuted minority

Lead Story
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U.N.Report

Global gaze on caste

World Affairs
The Indian government resists any international scrutiny of the caste system, including a recent U.N. report that condemns caste hierarchy. But no amo
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Climate change

Sea level rise cannot be pumped away

Science & Technology
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Cover Story

War on Bastar

Lead Story
The Chhattisgarh government’s all-out attack on the poor tribal residents of the mineral-rich region and all sources of support for them, in the guise
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Pakistan

Terror in Lahore

World Affairs
Despite stringent emergency laws, Tehreek-e-Taliban militants launch a big terror attack in Pakistan, killing 70 people on Easter Sunday.
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Assembly Elections: Tamil Nadu

Battle lines

Politics
The election scene hots up in Tamil Nadu, with the AIADMK announcing its candidates for 227 of the 234 seats and the DMK springing a surprise by makin
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Assembly Elections: West Bengal

Mixed prospects

Politics
While the Trinamool Congress looks unstoppable in Jangalmahal, its fate seems uncertain in north Bengal. In the next phase of polling a lot will depen
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Legal Issues

Courting controversy

India
The Madras High Court suspends a magistrate who acquitted two granite scam accused and sought to prosecute a Collector.
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Life Sciences

Seed time capsule

Science & Technology
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Economic Offences

Truant at large

India
Vijay Mallya, the delinquent borrower on the run from several agencies of the government, now wants to strike a deal, but the banks remain wary.
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Documenting India

Books
The book offers a refreshing take on the role of the documentary in Indian society and illustrates its claim on reality.
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Mining and quarrying

Battle for minerals

Data Stories
Chhattisgarh is fast turning into a police state where officialdom is trying to clear the path for corporate mining interests.
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Panama Papers

The Panama connection

Economy
The Panama Papers expose, the biggest leak ever of a database, made possible by a unique journalistic venture, rocks governments, shines a light on po
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Essay

Nationalism vs Hindutva

India
The ideologues of the ruling dispensation believe not in Indian nationalism but in Hindu nationalism, or Hindutva, which is the earliest version of th
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Interview: T.M. Krishna

T.M. Krishna: Reshaping the contours of Carnatic music

Music
Interview with the Carnatic music exponent T.M. Krishna.
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Unmediated

Crime as punishment

Sashi Kumar