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History

Making history accessible

India
A translation project, involving 21 volumes written in medieval Persian on the Adil Shahi dynasty of the Bijapur sultanate, which M.M. Kalburgi was he
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Maharashtra

Own goal

Politics
The declining quality of leadership, the failure to cash in on the Maratha vote, and the unwillingness to forge alliances with smaller parties are som
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Gujarat

Hindu Rashtra at work

Politics
Gujarat’s Muslims have no representation in the Lok Sabha, and the community, which forms 10 per cent of the population of the State, sends out this m
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Frontline interview

Capitalism, populism & crisis of liberalism

Other
Interview with Akeel Bilgrami.
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Abiding relevance of Mahatma Gandhi

Books
A timely book on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi that holds valuable lessons for the country today and shows why Gandhi remains important.
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Denmark

Being inhuman

Vijay PrashadWorld Affairs
Denmark’s right-wing government rejects the asylum pleas of an elderly Afghan woman with dementia and now seeks to deport her, even as Europe is grip
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Prakash Ambedkar

‘Pressing need for the VBA’

Politics
Prakash Ambedkar, founder of the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi, on the outcome of the Lok Sabha election.
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Karnataka

Existential crisis

Politics
Successive electoral setbacks of the Congress in Karnataka, where it is a junior partner in the coalition government with the JD(S), show that the par
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Iran

Stirring the fire

World Affairs
War clouds are looming again on the horizon, with the Trump administration issuing threats and orchestrating “psychological warfare” against Iran.
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U.N. report on Kashmir

Scathing report

Lead Story
India summarily rejects a U.N. Special Rapporteurs’ letter seeking progress on administering justice in cases of alleged human rights violation in Jam
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West Bengal

Bitter turf war

Politics
The Trinamool Congress is under pressure as its MLAs and workers defect to the BJP after the latter’s success in the Lok Sabha election, and post-poll
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Kashmir

Zero-sum game

Lead Story
The right course before the new BJP-led government at the Centre will be to avoid confrontation, respect domestic pacts, and give trust and dialogue a
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Kashmir

Operation Kashmir

Lead Story
After its massive victory in the Lok Sabha election, the Bharatiya Janata Party plans to capture Jammu and Kashmir on its own strength, and it is expe
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Congress

Time to introspect

Politics
The monumental defeat in the general election has created a crisis of confidence in the Congress, which urgently needs to resolve internal issues and
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NSSO data

Taking control of data

India
By merging all major statistical bodies and bringing them under one Ministry, the government has compromised their autonomy and the future of independ
Public health

Shortfall in skilled health workforce

Science & Technology
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Immunology

Hope for Type I diabetes patients

Science & Technology
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Politics of lynching

Books
This book documents the spate of gruesome cow-related lynchings after 2014 even as it studies the importance of the cow in the religio-cultural life o
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Short story

The clay girdle

Literature
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Electronics

Ultrafast movies get longer

Science & Technology
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Biophysics

A new protein that glows

Science & Technology
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Essay

Congress: Lessons from history

Politics
The Congress must introspect and make the best out of the Nehru-Gandhis’ legacy without downplaying the contributions of several other Congress leader
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Periyar Tiger Reserve

Sights & sounds of Periyar reserve

A.J.T. JohnsinghConservation
The Periyar Tiger Reserve has an alluring landscape of plant and animal species and one of the best conservation programmes.
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Looming economic war

C.P. Chandrasekhar
In the U.S.-China tariff war, there is no economic gain to be derived by either side. But the U.S. is pushing ahead by bringing in the national securi