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17-01-2020

Protests over CAA-NRC

Countrywide student protests over CAA, NRC and NRP

Briefing

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Jharkhand Assembly elections

BJP's losing spree

Politics
Jharkhand passes out of the BJP’s control, confirming the trend hinted at in the Haryana election and more clearly felt in the Maharashtra election.
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Madagascar

Tree of life

The baobab is revered in Africa and Madagascar as a sacred and mystical tree. Baobabs can live for more than a thousand years and are perhaps among th
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Institutions

Kolkata's Persian connection

Heritage
At a time when divisive tendencies threaten to tear asunder the secular fabric of Indian society, Kolkata’s Iran Society stands like an oasis of cultu
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St Thomas' Cathedral

St Thomas' Cathedral: A chapter in Mumbai’s history

Heritage
St Thomas’ Cathedral, which celebrated its 300th Christmas this year, has a shared history with Mumbai from its colonial days and stands as a symbol o
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Pakistan

Special Court in Pakistan finds Musharraf guilty of high treason

World Affairs
By sentencing former President Musharraf to death for subverting the Constitution, the country’s higher judiciary sends out a strong message on civili
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U.S. & India

U.S. & India: Strengthening ties

World Affairs
The second ministerial-level meeting between the U.S. and India underlines the growing strategic closeness of the two countries.
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Diary from Trumpland

Trump plays victim

World Affairs
The sum total of U.S. President Donald Trump’s feverish defence against the impeachment inquiry is that the elites and the socialists are out to get h
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Industrial safety

Deadly violation of safety norms in Delhi

India
Three fire tragedies in Delhi highlight the lack of respect for safety norms and bring into focus the proposed Code on occupational safety and health,
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Essay

Savarkar & the BJP

Politics
What was Savarkar’s record in his 83 years to hail him as a hero? Six abject apologies to the British rulers, an unprecedented record in the entire hi
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The Judiciary

Questions of justice: The judgments in Nirbhaya and Unnao rape cases

India
Two judgments, one by the Supreme Court in the Nirbhaya case and the other by a Delhi court in the Unnao rape case involving the former BJP legislator
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People’s march against CAA & NRC: Spontaneous protests in Karnataka

Lead Story
Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens have snowballed into a mass movement across India. Significant
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People’s march against CAA & NRC: Rallying forces in Tamil Nadu

Lead Story
Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens have snowballed into a mass movement across India. Significant
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People’s march against CAA & NRC: Show of solidarity in Maharashtra

Lead Story
Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens have snowballed into a mass movement across India. Significant
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People’s march against CAA & NRC: A different tune in West Bengal

Lead Story
Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens have snowballed into a mass movement across India. Significant
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Reign of terror in Uttar Pradesh

Lead Story
The pro-majoritarian bias in the police action across Uttar Pradesh indicates an agenda to fan tension rather than diffuse it.
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NPR & NRC

NRC & NPR: Policy disaster

Lead Story
With the BJP leaders speaking in multiple voices on the NPR and the proposed NRC and distrust mounting within its own ranks, the party’s strategy seem
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Historic Friday for Indian Muslims

Lead Story
Muslims ignore the advice of their religious leaders on the CAA.
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Socio-economic factors

Social diversity & economic growth

Lead Story
Social and economic differences along communal and caste lines have led to a lopsided growth in India which favours the higher castes and fails to unl
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Twilight narrative

Books
A historical novel set in Mughal India that looks at history through a subaltern lens.
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Shades of life

Books
Paramita Satpathy’s stories present the life of the 21st century woman in the Odisha village, countryside and city effectively and imaginatively.
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Unveiling answers

Books
The book examines, through readings from the Quran and the Hadith, the role of the mosque in Islam, and questions the ambivalence about gender equalit
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Citizenship Amendment Act

CAA: The north-eastern quagmire

Lead Story
The CAA has added to the complexities of settling the question of who is an “illegal migrant” in the north-eastern region. Defining who is indigenous
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Citizenship Amendment Act

CAA-NRC protests: A nation awakened

Lead Story
The most determined attempt by divisive forces to overthrow the Constitution was met with the strongest resistance by those who believe in it, and the
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CAA-NRC Protests

People’s march against CAA & NRC

Lead Story
Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens have snowballed into a mass movement across India. Significantl
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CAA-NRC Protests

What is the BJP up to?

Lead Story
The Centre’s brutal crackdown on the protests against the CAA is a naked assertion of the dispensation’s larger aim to fulfil the Sangh Parivar’s Hind
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CAA-NRC Protests

CAA protest: Talking power to Muslims

Lead Story
The policemen who assaulted students at Jamia Millia Islamia University were not out to disperse the protesters. They were showing Muslims that they w
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CAA-NRC Protests

Countrywide CAA & NRC protests: Secular unity

Lead Story
The widespread and continuing public support for the protests against the CAA, the NRC and the NPR has ensured that the issue does not remain a concer
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Syncretism

On the composite culture of India

Lead Story
One of the most significant frames of India’s cultural aggregation has been the idea of a joint Hindu-Muslim syncretic culture. Indians learn new form
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Book Review

Remembering Partition

The Urdu satirist Fikr Taunsvi’s account of Partition, written between August and November 1947, brings to life one of the most tragic episodes in the

A self-made fiscal trap

C.P. Chandrasekhar
The government’s obsession with the fiscal defict results in reduced public spending and demand and consequently lower tax revenues.