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Short story

Black ink

Literature
Translation of Odia short story Kalasyahi.
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Public health

Ineffective antivenoms for snakebites

Science & Technology
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Extracts

The Khrushchev-Abbas dialogue

Politics
A conversation between Nikita S. Khrushchev, K.A. Abbas and Ali Sardar Jafri that took place in January 1960.
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Communalism

Nanavati Commission report exonerates Narendra Modi

Communalism
The Nanavati commission, in a controversial report, gives Modi a clean chit for the 2002 Gujarat riots and holds police officers reponsible for not co
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Labour Issues

Hard times for auto sector employees

Social Issues
The employment-related problems at Honda’s Manesar plant are symptomatic of the crisis India’s workforce will face if the Industrial Relations Code, w
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Interview: Perumal Murugan

The story of a mother

Literature
Interview with the Tamil writer Perumal Murugan.
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Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill

Transgender Persons Bill: Identity crisis

India
The transgender community is unhappy with the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill that seeks to treat transgender persons as inferior citi
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Colombia

Hope on the streets in Colombia

World Affairs
Thousands of people take to the streets of Bogota in protest against pension cuts and other austerity measures of the right-wing government of Ivan Du
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NATO

NATO: Losing relevance

World Affairs
The London meeting of NATO leaders, meant to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the organisation, ended up showcasing the differences a
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Pakistan

Imran Khan on the back foot

World Affairs
A host of economic and political challenges force Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to be on the defensive.
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Banking

A Kerala model in banking sector

India
Kerala Bank, the first commercial bank in the cooperative sector in India, is presented as an alternative to the existing banking network.
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Human Rights

A fake encounter in Chhattisgarh

India
More than seven years after the Sarkeguda “encounter”, an inquiry commission concludes that there is no evidence that any of those killed or injured w
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Crime

Brutal country for women

India
The recent incidents of rape and murder in Hyderabad and Unnao highlight the alarming rise in violent crimes against women in a country that celebrate
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Assembly Elections

In Jharkhand it is issues vs emotions

Politics
While the Congress is fighting the Assembly election in Jharkhand on issues such as economic slowdown, soaring unemployment, inflation and the land te
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CAB and BJP manifesto

BJP and the story of a subterfuge

Lead Story
That the BJP would push its sectarian agenda was evident in the run-up to its 2014 campaign itself. The party’s manifesto for that election stated tha
CAB protests

Non-issue in Jharkhand

Lead Story
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CAB and Sri Lankan Tamils

Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India, the nowhere people

Lead Story
Two communities of Sri Lankan Tamils have been left out of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill though they qualify on every count.
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Ideological Underpinnings

CAB: Rooted in Hindutva ideology

Lead Story
The CAB carries forward the Hindutva vision of V.D. Savarkar and M.S. Golwalkar.
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Asia in focus

Books
The book will enable the reader to understand the socio-economic transformation of Asia in the past 50 years.
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Constitutional Validity

CAB: Indefensible law

Lead Story
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill fails the constitutional test of satisfying equality before the law or equal protection under the laws within the ter
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Anti-CAA protest

Fiery reaction in Assam

Lead Story
The anti-CAB protest turns into a mass resistance, reviving the anti-foreigner agitation in Assam.
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Interview: Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami

Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami: Threads of resistance are available

Lead Story
Interview with CPI(M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami.
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Assam’s anger

Lead Story
The people of Assam and other north-eastern States are up in arms against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which they believe will undermine the Assam
Bangladesh's concern

Neighbour’s worries over CAA and NRC

Lead Story
There is a fear in Bangladesh that the NRC and the CAA may trigger an exodus of Bengali-speaking people from Assam and create a Rohingya-like crisis.
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The numbers game

Back-room politics

Lead Story
Unmindful of the opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill both inside and outside Parliament and despite the fact that the numbers should have b
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CAB protests

Tension in Tripura

Lead Story
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Interview: Hiren Gohain

Hiren Gohain: CAB serves the agenda of Hindu Rashtra

Lead Story
Interview with the noted public intellectual Hiren Gohain.
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Safdar, a life extraordinary

Books
Extracts from Halla Bol: The Death and Life of Safdar Hashmi by Sudhanva Deshpande.