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24-06-2016

Rhetoric & reality

Modi on the cover

Briefing

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Economy

Road map to a failed state

Lead Story
As the Modi government’s hard-nosed neoliberal policies lead the country to a dead end of economic stagnation and more hardships for the people, there
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Space

Growing wings

Science & Technology
ISRO crosses yet another milestone with the successful launch and return of a winged Reusable Launch Vehicle in a scaled-down configuration that flew
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West Bengal

Victor’s violence

Politics
The repeated attacks on the oppostion after the Trinamool Congress scored a huge victory vindicate the allegation that the ruling party wants an oppo
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Youth & employment

Growth in joblessness

Lead Story
Job creation no longer seems to be a major policy priority of the government, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches no longer emphasise how much
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Essay

The ban on cow slaughter

Social Issues
The provision in the Constitution to ban cow slaughter, Article 48, was conceived in deceit and executed through fraud.
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Cover Story

Two years and waiting

Lead Story
In its first two years, the Narendra Modi government has consistently sought to cover up its administrative and governance deficiencies with high rhet
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Social issues

‘I don’t want to bow down to higher castes anymore’

India
Interview with Radhika Vemula and Raja Vemula, Rohith Vemula’s mother and brother, on life after Rohith and why social activism has become a driving
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Maldives

Opposition prepares for battle

World Affairs
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Afghanistan

Deep in despair

World Affairs
The Taliban appoints a new leader in the wake of the killing of Mullah Mansour and vows to continue with its military offensive, putting paid to all h
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Social sector

Slogans as policy

Lead Story
While the government has stumbled from one blunder to another in its efforts to reorient education ideologically, it has nothing to show beyond grand
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Media

Managing media

Lead Story
The pressure on journalists to toe the government line is immense.
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Theatre

Bard of Bhojpuri

Literature
Bhikhari Thakur used folk tradition to recount the ordeal, courage and humanity of his community and bring about social change.
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Communalism

Half justice

India
Twenty-four people have been convicted in the high-profile Gulberg Society massacre case, but the survivors feel it is not complete justice as the mai
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Growth concerns

Books
The sustainable use of resources rather than unbridled growth must be the basis for development.
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Education

Test in question

India
The Supreme Court prescribes a centralised examination for MBBS admission as a small step in correcting the role of money power, but concerns raised a
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Investigating violence

Books
A novel that asks searching questions about contemporary urban living in a family setting.
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Spotlight

Colour of violence

India
A spate of hate crimes targeting African nationals in Delhi reopens old debates on racism and intolerance.
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Legislation

Forest rights under siege

India
Attempts to dilute the Forest Rights Act and steamroller the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015, through Parliament raise concerns about viola
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A journey into temples

Books
A collection of articles on temple architecture in South and South-East Asia.
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Controversy

The hurt runs deep

Literature
The writer Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar explains why he opposed Vedanta’s sponsorship of the Jaipur Literary Festival in London.
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Foreign Policy

Modi’s world

Lead Story
India’s foreign policy in the past two years has been remote-controlled from the Prime Minister’s Office, and under Modi the country has become a will
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Social Issues

Contested practice

India
Triple talaq in one sitting as irrevocable divorce had its origin in special circumstances. It is outlawed in many Muslim countries, and the Muslim co
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Venezuela

Next on the list

World Affairs
Emboldened by the “coup in Brazil”, the right wing in Latin America, aided and abetted by its allies in the United States, has now set its sights on d
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Development

Good days yet to come

Lead Story
Data show that our days are not statistically any more “acche” than they were under the previous governments.
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Wildlife

Symphony on ice

Environment
The icy South Georgia island in the South Atlantic Ocean reverberates with the shrill call of penguins, the predominant wildlife species of the region
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Institutions

For a world in its own image

Lead Story
Modi’s rule is marked by intolerance towards divergent views, a deafening silence on attacks on people who oppose it, and the wresting of control of i