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Interview: Anand Patwardhan

Voice of reason

Arts & Culture
Interview with the documentary film-maker Anand Patwardhan.
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Russia

The "happiness" project

World Affairs
Russia showcases methods and programmes associated with its own iteration of the “happiness project” pioneered by Bhutan, with specific focus on longe
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Libya

Murder and mayhem in refugee camps

World Affairs
Horror stories are emerging from Libya, where refugees are being held in inhumane conditions in detention centres and rebel groups are battling each o
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Power-sharing deal in Sudan

Sudan: A chance for peace

World Affairs
Sudan’s opposition groups fighting for democracy have agreed to a power-sharing deal with the ruling military council, but civilian leaders warn that
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Hong Kong: Protests against "extradition Bill"

World Affairs
Massive street protests against an “extradition Bill” rock Hong Kong, forcing the government of China’s Special Administrative Region to suspend its t
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Higher Education

Uttar Pradesh Private Universities Ordinance: Autonomy under threat

India
The Uttar Pradesh Private Universities Ordinance to bring “uniformity” in higher education may have run into rough weather, but the State government p
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Communalism

Law against lynching in Madhya Pradesh: Pointless punishment

Social Issues
Madhya Pradesh proposes changes to the law against cow slaughter in an attempt to stop lynching, but sections of the State’s ruling Congress feel that
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Communalism

Lynch victim Pehlu Khan: Victim as accused

Social Issues
A magisterial court in Rajasthan takes cognisance of the State police’s charge sheet of December 2018 that names the Haryana dairy farmer Pehlu Khan,
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Legislation

Amendments to the Forest Act: Forests over rights

Environment
The BJP’s proposed amendments to the Forest Act give the Central and State governments untrammelled powers and militate against the hard-won rights of
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Economic survey 2018-19

Economic Survey 2018-19: Vacuous exercise

Economy
The Economic Survey waxes eloquent on the standout economic problems of our times, without offering solutions or a road map to nudge the country on th
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Budget 2019

Budget 2019: Wooing speculative finance

Economy
Budget 2019 sends the clear message that the second Modi-led government plans to use every trick in the financial innovation book in its desperate sea
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Natural rubber

Natural rubber products: Untapped area

Data Stories
Inadequate production and falling yield per hectare amid rising demand have resulted in strong growth in rubber imports in recent years.
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An alternative to LED lamps

Science & Technology
The Legal Angle

Constitutional issues

Politics

Human sperm viable in space

Science & Technology
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Physician par excellence

Books
This book helps in preparing its reader to face death calmly even as it instructs him in the history of medicine and the joys of music.
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Of India’s genetic roots

Books
A remarkably accessible book about the ethnic foundations of the Indian people, dense with evidence from archaeology, linguistics, ancient texts and t
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Trysts with trauma

Books
Engaging and disturbing narratives, in prose and in verse, about displacement, dispossession and the legacy of Partition.
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Making of the U.N.

Books
This book by an eminent practitioner of multilateral diplomacy is not only for students of international relations and serving diplomats but also for