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Diary from Trumpland

An Israeli boycott

World Affairs
Israel has banned two members of the United States Congress, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, known for their strong views on Israeli occupation of Pales
Korean peninsula

Tensions in the east

World Affairs
South Korea’s demand for war reparations invokes a strong response from Japan, but the U.S. intervenes to ease the situation.

In defiance of an embargo

World Affairs
The U.S. imposes a total economic embargo on Venezuela, the latest in a series of efforts to dislodge the popular elected government there.
Development Issues

Dams and danger

Social Issues
The Cabinet Committee’s clearance for the Dibang Multipurpose Project and the National Green Tribunal’s go-ahead for the Lower Subansiri project in Ar
Dalit Landlessness

The Shamlat lands of Punjab

Social Justice
Punjab is one of the States with the lowest proportion of landowning Dalits.
Sardar Sarovar Dam

Sardar Sarovar dam: Water woes

Controversies regarding the Sardar Sarovar dam project continue as Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh fight it out over the Narmada waters.
Dalit Landlessness

The importance of giving land to Dalits

Social Justice
Elimination of landlessness among Dalits can boost the national economy and resolve the problem of unemployment.

Pehlu Khan lynching case: Getting away with murder

Social Issues
A Rajasthan court acquits all the six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case but the victim’s family is determined to continue its fight for justice.

Muzaffarnagar riot cases: Subverting justice

Social Justice
The Yogi Adityanath government has systematically gone about withdrawing cases against BJP leaders. The latest instance involves cases relating to the
Jaipal Reddy

Jaipal Reddy: Wedded to ideology

Throughout his eventful and challenging political life, Jaipal Reddy (1942-2019) stuck to his Nehruvian socialist secular ideology and never compromi
Congress party

Congress' missed opportunity to elect a new chief

The Congress party opts for Sonia Gandhi as interim president, dashing hopes raised by Rahul Gandhi that a non-Gandhi could lead the party.
Moon Mission

Chandrayaan-2 now in lunar orbit

Science & Technology
Journey to Mount Kailash

Himalayan trek

The journey to Mount Kailash is a unique experience strewn with challenges that are a test of human endurance befitting the reward—a view of the sacre
Kerala Floods

Extreme weather events: ‘Tough time ahead’

Interview with Dr V. Venu, Relief Commissioner and Convener of the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority, and Principal Secretary, Revenue and Di
Kerala floods

Kerala floods: The climate factor

The increased variability and uncertainty driven by global warming have made monsoon climate more unpredictable in the future.
Kerala floods

Monsoon in Kerala: When hills tumbled

Intense rain and man-made causes such as excessive quarrying and construction activity in ecologically sensitive areas in the Western Ghats wreak havo

Courts & politics

A recent judgment by an English court against British arms exports to Saudi Arabia on the grounds that the government had not assessed the risk of the
Interview: Ashish Harsharaj Kale, FADA.

Automobile industry: ‘The average slump in the dealership sector is in double digits’

Lead Story
Interview with Ashish Harsharaj Kale, president of the Federation of Automobile Dealers’ Associations.
Interview: Tapan Sen, CITU

Lending for the sake of lending makes no sense, says Tapan Sen

Lead Story
Interview with Tapan Sen, general secretary, CITU.
Interview: Ghulam Ahmad Mir, Jammu and Kashmir Congress.

‘BJP’s policies have led to a spurt in militancy’

Interview with Ghulam Ahmad Mir, president of the Jammu and Kashmir Congress.
Jammu & Kashmir

Kashmir: Simmering state

A combination of political marginalisation of Kashmiris and a perceived insult to their religious sentiments cements a ruler vs the ruled perception i
INX Media case

Arrest of P. Chidambaram: Pending questions

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested and secured the police custody of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram for five days in the I
Economic slowdown

The auto component industry in Chennai on a downward spiral

Lead Story
The auto component industry in Chennai is facing an unprecedented slowdown and many major units have announced temporary lock-outs and voluntary retir
Slowdown in automobile manufacturing

Brake on livelihoods in the automobile manufacturing hub in Pune

Lead Story
Workers are the worst hit as the slowdown deepens in the automobile manufacturing hub in Pune.
Taxes on motor vehicles

Unjustified hike in Jammu & Kashmir

Lead Story
Automobile production units

Workers bear the brunt of manufacturing slowdown

Lead Story
Even as industry laments the reduction in its rates of profit, the brunt of the slowdown is being borne by the blue-collar workforce, mainly the tempo

The practical economist

The biography of the economist Ajit Singh is also the history of the tactics neoclassical economists have adopted all over the world to drive out real

House by the sea

A skilfully crafted book that paints a vivid portrait of the past as it unfolded in the life of the Governor’s house in Tranquebar and its people.
Slowdown and automobile dealership

Raw deal for automobile dealers

Lead Story

Spectre of recession

C.P. Chandrasekhar
The inequality generated by decades of neoliberalism and the resentment it has caused across the world have in recent times led to uncertainties that
Economic slowdown

Signs of a crisis in the automobile industry

Lead Story
The Narendra Modi government’s response to the Indian automobile industry’s worst slump in two decades reflects an inability to recognise the slowdown