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Indian History Congress

In fear of history

India
The Savitribai Phule Pune University’s sudden decision to postpone until further notice the 79th session of the Indian History Congress two weeks befo
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‘Catching the mastermind means a lot’

Social Justice
Interview with Senior Advocate H.S. Phoolka.
Medicine

Childbirth after uterus transplant

Science & Technology
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Anti-Sikh riots

Day of reckoning

Politics
Even as the Delhi High Court sentences Congress leader Sajjan Kumar to life imprisonment for his role in the anti-Sikh carnage in 1984, it points to a
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Jinnah role in freedom struggle

THE PEOPLE’S JINNAH HALL

India
Both Indians and Pakistanis believe that Jinnah was politically born on March 23, 1940, the day the Muslim League adopted the Pakistan resolution. Bot
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Climate Change

Antarctic Ocean also emits CO2

Science & Technology
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Events

Committed to cultural resistance

India
In three decades, the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) has established itself as an enduring platform that resists all forces threatening the rig
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Tulsi Ramsay

King of horror

Obituary
Tulsi Ramsay (1944-2018) blazed a trail as one of the earliest specialists in making horror films in Bollywood.
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Art

Indian art in European churches

Benoy K. BehlArts & Culture
Images in early church art in Spain, Portugal and Italy are remarkably similar to those of ancient Indian art in the stupas at Bharhut, Sanchi and els
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Eye-opener on north-east India

Books
The book looks at north-eastern India’s diversity and touches upon the region’s challenges and potential through the eyes of a journalist associated w
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Fiercely honest memoir

Books
The book takes the reader into the writer’s mind, offering glimpses of the creative process, and is a forceful argument against labelling writers by g
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Physics

Square liquid drops

Science & Technology
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Astrophysics

Cosmic particle accelerators

Science & Technology
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A date with the desert

Books
A lyrical and compelling travelogue on various aspects of life in the Arabian desert.
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Jnanpith Award

Stories from solitude

Literature
The Jnanpith award for Amitav Ghosh marks the ultimate acceptance of English as an Indian language.
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Controversy

Steamrolling ahead

Social Issues
The demolition drive in Varanasi continues, bringing down heritage edifices and polarising the population.
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Challenging the popular narrative

Heritage
Interview with Girish Karnad. By Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed
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Diary from Trumpland

Tweet revenge

World Affairs
The series of resignations of senior officials from the White House gives President Donald Trump a handle to malign his opponents and glorify himself.
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Afghanistan

U.S. troops, about-turn

World Affairs
In a bid to take the diplomatic option to end the Afghan war, the United States decides to recall half of its troops from Afghanistan.
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Anti-Sikh riots

Memories of a massacre

India
Survivors of the 1984 violence remain scarred forever by the experience, but the conviction and sentencing of Sajjan Kumar has brought them some conso
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Interview: Mahua Moitra

‘Flagrant disregard for personal liberties’

Lead Story
Interview with Mahua Moitra, who has challenged in court the government’s move to monitor online data.
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Opposition's reaction

All-round opposition

Lead Story
Opposition parties and cybersecurity specialists raise concerns about the possibility of gross misuse of data, especially for political purposes.
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Pretend law

Political agenda

Lead Story
The order authorising 10 agencies to monitor and intercept computer resources is a pretend law meant to be an enabler of partisan actions.
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The roles of the 10 agencies

The tools of surveillance

Lead Story
The 10 Central intelligence and investigative agencies and the roles assigned to them by the December 20 order.
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State versus the people

Future of freedom

Lead Story
The government’s decision to launch mass surveillance raises concerns beyond the freedom of speech and expression and is an extraordinary assumption o
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Eye on the next Lok Sabha election

Mechanism for political manipulation

Lead Story
The order authorising mass surveillance is a brazen attempt by the ruling BJP to harness citizen data for use in the next Lok Sabha election.
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Jammu Tourism

Jammu's untapped potential

Advertorial
A land of breathtaking forts, pilgrimage spots and natural splendour, Jammu has something for everyone.
Nationalism vs sedition campaign

Project in progress

Lead Story
The decision to allow snooping into data in every computer in the country seems to have been made at the highest level and is of a piece with the ruli
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Behind the furore over farm debt

C.P. Chandrasekhar
Advocates of neoliberalism who object to the farm loan waiver announced in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan on the grounds that it would vio