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06-01-2017

Jayalalithaa's legacy

Leaving an emasculated party

Briefing

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Short story

Faraway land…

Literature
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A diplomat’s musings

Books
A lucid account of the making of India’s foreign policy in the past four decades and the rationale for the choices made.
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Kashmir in perspective

Books
The book is a significant contribution to the contemporary understanding of the larger political problem in Kashmir in a broad historical perspective.
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Will to excel

Books
A tribute to the indomitable spirit of an injured IAF officer.
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Labour issues

Corporate neglect

India
A World Bank report chastises IFC and APPL for failing to improve the conditions in the tea estates of Assam, confirming long-standing complaints by w
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AIADMK's evolution

Icons and outsiders

Lead Story
The story of the transformation of MGR’s AIADMK into Jayalalithaa’s, and at least for now Sasikala’s, party.
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Demonetisation

Murky disclosure

India
The massive income declaration of little-known businessman Mahesh Shah throws up a gamut of questions on the presence of politicians on the black mone
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Letter from America

The Trump team

World Affairs
This is a government of fables. It is appropriate that it is led by Donald Trump, a man made more by the world of entertainment than by the world of g
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The actor & the person

The star, the actor & the woman

Lead Story
Many of the characters played by Jayalalithaa in her films were dramatisations of patriarchal anxieties, with the female body rendered pleasurable and
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India & Pakistan

Reluctant to talk

World Affairs
There has been an escalation in tensions, apart from a deterioration of diplomatic relations, between India and Pakistan after the “surgical strike” a
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Music

Original octaves

Obituary
His fearless experimentation, his willingness to collaborate with artists belonging to other genres, his zest for life and his appeal to the young gav
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Legal cases

Uncertain outcome

Lead Story
Jayalalithaa’s demise renders uncertain the verdict in the case of disproportionate wealth against her, on which the Supreme Court reserved its verdic
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Cho Ramaswamy

On the Right trajectory

Obituary
‘Cho’ S. Ramaswamy (1934-2016) spoke truth to power in the early days, but his conservative political ideology, which expressed the anxieties of the u
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The Judiciary

Patriotism, by order

India
The Supreme Court’s interim order making it mandatory to play the national anthem and show respect to it by standing in cinema halls runs the risk of
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Controversy

Where is Najeeb?

India
More than two months after Najeeb disappeared from JNU following an attack on him by ABVP supporters, neither the police nor the university authoritie
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Demonetisation

Blundering along

India
The opaque manner in which the government has handled demonetisation has fatally damaged the framework of economic governance.
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Myanmar

State slaughter

World Affairs
The government is busy stoking anti-Muslim sentiment to justify its genocidal treatment of the Rohingya, who have been denied basic rights despite hav
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DMK's challenges

DMK in transition

Lead Story
The political situation created by Jayalalithaa’s death presents a new set of challenges before the DMK.
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Cover Story

Jayalalithaa’s legacy

Lead Story
The AIADMK supremo won the hearts of millions, especially women, with a slew of welfare measures though she was strongly criticised for her imperious
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History

Tipu—fact & fiction

India
The opposition to the celebration of Tipu Jayanti in Karnataka is rooted in a distorted narrative of history that portrays the Mysore ruler as a relig
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Economic Perspectives

Budget after demonetisation

C.P. Chandrasekhar