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COVER STORY

05-01-2018

Close call

Manmohan and Rahul

Briefing

Cover Story

Close call

The BJP survives an electoral scare in Gujarat by resorting to its time-tested politics of communal polarisation, but the verdict destroys the Modi-Amit Shah combine’s aura of invincibility.
Assembly election: Gujarat

The caste factor

Cover Story
The Assembly election results have brought navsarjan (rejuvenation) to the Congress party in Gujarat and beyond, the credit for it going mainly to its strategy of building electoral alliances with caste groups.
Assembly election

Clean sweep in Himachal Pradesh

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
The BJP wrests power from the Congress in a keenly fought election marked by a few upsets.
Assembly Election: Gujarat

Distress vote

ANUPAMA KATAKAM Cover Story
In the neck-and-neck race in Gujarat, the Congress sweeps the Saurashtra region which is beset by widespread distress within the farming community and discontent among the Patidars.
Ayodhya case

Right of withdrawal

The Nation
The classic case concerning the blackmail of Hari Singh, later Maharaja of Kashmir, in London in 1920 is illustrative of the right of withdrawal.
Cover Story

Close call

The BJP survives an electoral scare in Gujarat by resorting to its time-tested politics of communal polarisation, but the verdict destroys the Modi-Amit Shah combine’s aura of invincibility.
Rahul Gandhi

Long road ahead

With his formal elevation as Congress president, Rahul Gandhi now faces several challenges to lift his party from the doldrums.

A good precedent

The Nation
“WILL prayer reach God if you pray from an illegal property,” remarked the Delhi High Court on December 12, The Hindu reported on December 13. The ...

Faith vs law

The Nation
N.A. Palkhivala’s critique of the former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao’s idea of seeking the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ayodhya issue on the ...

When someone goes missing

The Nation
It is a punishment to the family that is left ashore when someone goes missing at sea: life remains in limbo until his dead body is retrieved or seven ...
United States

Trump as Balfour

VIJAY PRASHAD World Affairs
Donald Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem seems more dangerous theatre than anything else, another of his mischievous political acts.
Ayodhya case

Supreme Court on trial

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
The Supreme Court should consider seriously whether it should proceed with the appeals on the Ayodhya case at all after quashing the partitioning judgment of the Allahabad High Court, rejecting decisively its view that faith prevails over the law and that any object worshipped becomes an object of legal protection.
Architecture

The making of New Delhi

Heritage
THE imperial capital of New Delhi forms one of the most enduring architectural legacies of colonial rule in the Indian subcontinent. It had come under ...
Yemen

Saleh’s last sigh

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The Houthi militia kills the former Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh after he showed willingness to hold talks with Saudi Arabia, whose military campaign against Yemen has claimed thousands of lives.
Nepal

New direction

World Affairs
The Left alliance, forged just before the elections, makes spectacular gains in the Parliament and Provincial Assembly elections, but the challenge before it is to fulfil the voters’ aspirations for a corruption-free, vibrant and dynamic Nepal.
History

Tipu in Malabar

Tipu Sultan’s largesse to temples as recorded in the 19th century Inam Registers of Malabar shows that he was sensitive to the religious sensibilities of Hindus.
Crime

Blow to casteism

United action by progressive groups forces the hand of the government to act decisively in the case of the “honour killing” of a Dalit youth for marrying a girl from a higher caste. Six people, including the girl’s father, get the death sentence.
Right to Information

Threat from within

AKSHAY DESHMANE The Nation
Vacancies in the Central Information Commission, the backlog of applications and the attempts to weaken the RTI Act raise fresh concerns about the government’s commitment to transparency.
West Asia

Woe to Jerusalem

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, against international opinion, legitimises Israel’s brutal occupation of the city and dumps the two-state solution for the Israel-Palestine dispute.
Column

Making merry on bitcoin

C.P. Chandrasekhar
Bitcoin has left the world of finance gasping. Although the total market value of all that cryptocurrency in circulation is only a fraction of the ...

When someone goes missing

The Nation
It is a punishment to the family that is left ashore when someone goes missing at sea: life remains in limbo until his dead body is retrieved or seven ...
Ayodhya case

Supreme Court on trial

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
The Supreme Court should consider seriously whether it should proceed with the appeals on the Ayodhya case at all after quashing the partitioning judgment of the Allahabad High Court, rejecting decisively its view that faith prevails over the law and that any object worshipped becomes an object of legal protection.
History

Tipu in Malabar

Tipu Sultan’s largesse to temples as recorded in the 19th century Inam Registers of Malabar shows that he was sensitive to the religious sensibilities of Hindus.
Crime

Blow to casteism

United action by progressive groups forces the hand of the government to act decisively in the case of the “honour killing” of a Dalit youth for marrying a girl from a higher caste. Six people, including the girl’s father, get the death sentence.
Right to Information

Threat from within

AKSHAY DESHMANE The Nation
Vacancies in the Central Information Commission, the backlog of applications and the attempts to weaken the RTI Act raise fresh concerns about the government’s commitment to transparency.
Cyclone Ockhi

Waves of grief and anger

Cyclone Ockhi devastates the coast of south India and lays bare the administration’s indifference to the plight of fishing communities.
Atrocities against Dalits and minorities

Acts of intolerance

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Social Issues
Systematic targeting of the poor, irrespective of their caste, community or religion, shatters several families in Rajasthan and other BJP-ruled States.
West Asia

Woe to Jerusalem

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, against international opinion, legitimises Israel’s brutal occupation of the city and dumps the two-state solution for the Israel-Palestine dispute.

A rare harvest

The two volumes give the non-Malayalee readers and the diaspora a solid, tangible proof of the existence of a proud culture and heritage.
Assembly election

Clean sweep in Himachal Pradesh

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
The BJP wrests power from the Congress in a keenly fought election marked by a few upsets.
Assembly Election: Gujarat

Distress vote

ANUPAMA KATAKAM Cover Story
In the neck-and-neck race in Gujarat, the Congress sweeps the Saurashtra region which is beset by widespread distress within the farming community and discontent among the Patidars.

Russian reactors for Bangladesh

Science & Technology
IN what could be a significant development for both Russia and India, two VVER-1200 reactors of Russian design will be built near Rooppur in ...

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