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COVER STORY

26-05-2017

Breaking point

Kashmir protest

Briefing

District map

Cover Story
Interview: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

‘What assurance we have to call for a ceasefire’

Cover Story
MIRWAIZ UMAR FAROOQ is one of the three leaders, along with Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Yasin Malik, who has spearheaded the movement for “right to ...
Interview: Lt Gen. J.S. Sandhu

‘Support base of militants has increased’

Cover Story
LT GEN. J.S. SANDHU took over as General Officer Commanding of 15 Corps in Srinagar in November 2016 at the time when the Kashmir Valley erupted in an ...
Interview: M.Y. Tarigami

‘Talks are the only way out’

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
Interview with Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, member of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly from the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

Manufacturing consent

A hard-hitting book coming at a time when the dismal reality of our times casts a shadow on democratic institutions.

Andaman crisis

The book is a laudable attempt to raise awareness about the adverse impact of development on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and its indigenous people.

The colours of Kashmir

A pictorial tribute to the beauty and culture of the Valley.
Letters

Letters to the Editor

Letters
Reckless Trump WARMONGERING and military interventions have escalated unprecedently in different parts of the world ever since Donald Trump ...
Controversy

Clear message

By ordering the reinstatement of T.P. Senkumar as Kerala’s police chief, the Supreme Court has stated emphatically that State governments must comply with the spirit of its judgments.
Essay

Flawed hearing

A.G. NOORANI World Affairs
The Panama Papers shattered Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s image, but the court proceedings against him were not founded on solid evidence.
Aam Aadmi Party

Sticky wicket

AKHSAY DESHMANE Politics
Successive electoral defeats have put the Aam Aadmi Party on unsure ground and given the BJP an edge in Delhi.
Sukma attack

Deadly attack

DIVYA TRIVEDI The Nation
The Maoist ambush in Sukma in Chhattisgarh, which left 25 CRPF personnel dead, puts the spotlight once again on the troubled region.
Cow vigilantes

Tricks of a trade

DIVYA TRIVEDI The Nation
Cattle traders see a nexus between cow vigilantes and animal rights organisations in Delhi, where vigilantes unleashed violence in April. In the past year, 40,000 animals seized by them were not returned to the owners, and traders believe that they were sold.
Cover Story

Total alienation

SHUJAAT BUKHARI Cover Story
Kashmir’s youths come out on the street in support of the militants and challenge the Indian state which they feel has been insensitive to their concerns.
Phalke Award

Rooted in tradition

Subtlety and understatement are the hallmarks of the films of K. Viswanath, who has been honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year.
Jignesh Mevani

‘You can’t preach self-respect to empty stomachs’

Interview with the Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani.
Protest in Kashmir

Stones of fury

FAISUL YASEEN Cover Story
The young people who throw stones in Kashmir know that it will not bring a solution but see it as the only option left to them to vent their frustration at the government’s “oppressive tactics”.
Communalism

Yet another falsity

ZIYA US SALAM The Nation
The revolutionary Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam joins the pantheon of heroes and legends the Sangh Parivar has co-opted as its own. The tag attached to him is that of a “good Hindu”.
Kashmir's autonomy

Myths and falsehoods

A.G. NOORANI Cover Story
A.B. Vajpayee, often thought to have genuinely attempted to resolve the Kashmir impasse, hawkishly derailed dialogue and made sure that the dilution of Article 370 could not be reversed.
Turkey

Sultan Erdogan

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The mandate for enhanced presidential powers, notwithstanding the narrow margin of victory, tightens President Erdogan’s grip on power in Turkey.
Interview: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

‘What assurance we have to call for a ceasefire’

Cover Story
MIRWAIZ UMAR FAROOQ is one of the three leaders, along with Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Yasin Malik, who has spearheaded the movement for “right to ...
Interview: Lt Gen. J.S. Sandhu

‘Support base of militants has increased’

Cover Story
LT GEN. J.S. SANDHU took over as General Officer Commanding of 15 Corps in Srinagar in November 2016 at the time when the Kashmir Valley erupted in an ...
Interview: M.Y. Tarigami

‘Talks are the only way out’

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
Interview with Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, member of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly from the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
Kashmir strategy

Floundering tactics

The military and political line advanced in Kashmir by the Modi government has had catastrophic social, political and security consequences. But the government is not willing to change its tactic for reasons of expediency.
The world on Kashmir

Global concerns

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
The international community is worried that a conventional war over Kashmir could break out if India and Pakistan do not return to the discussion table soon.
Kashmir situation

View from Pakistan

ERSHAD MAHMUD Cover Story
Stability in Kashmir cannot be ensured unless relations between Islamabad and New Delhi improve.
Communalism

Yet another falsity

ZIYA US SALAM The Nation
The revolutionary Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam joins the pantheon of heroes and legends the Sangh Parivar has co-opted as its own. The tag attached to him is that of a “good Hindu”.
Policy Issues

Marginalising further

The provisions in Assam’s draft population policy may further reduce the share of certain groups in government employment and push a large number of the poor out of the social safety net.
Agriculture

Distress in abundance

ANUPAMA KATAKAM The Nation
Low prices following a bumper crop and the State government’s inability to procure much of the yield leave tur farmers in Maharashtra in a quandary.
Development issues

Spreading the sails

LYLA BAVADAM Environment
The Maharashtra government appears to be determined to build a port in eco-fragile Vadhavan against the wishes of the local people and in violation of coastal regulation zone rules.
AOL's Culture Festival

Art of defiance

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Environment
The Art of Living Foundation is challenging the National Green Tribunal’s authority to impose a fine on it for the irreparable damage its cultural extravaganza caused on the Yamuna’s floodplains in 2016.
Turkey

Sultan Erdogan

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The mandate for enhanced presidential powers, notwithstanding the narrow margin of victory, tightens President Erdogan’s grip on power in Turkey.
Microwave radiation

Holograms using wi-fi

Science & Technology
SCIENTISTS at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a holographic imaging process that enables the radiation of a standard Wi-Fi ...
Insect behaviour

How honeybees choose nests

Science & Technology
USING a model inspired by networks of coupled neurons, researchers from the University of Sheffield, led by Andreagiovanni Reina, have investigated ...