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COVER STORY

28-02-2020

AAP's victory

AAP's victory in the Delhi Assembly election

Briefing

Editorial

A non-Budget

Cover Story
THE Union Budget for 2020-21, presented in Parliament by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, is as much of a non-budget as the one she ...
Yogi Adityanath's campaign in Delhi

Calling the nationalist bluff

Anando Bhakto Cover Story
THE Delhi Assembly election results are being read by many as voters’ feeling of saturation with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) increasingly ...
Interview: Jasmine Shah, AAP

Politics of work

Purnima S. Tripathi Cover Story
Interview with Jasmine Shah, AAP spokesman and Delhi Dialogue Commission vice chairman.
BJP's divisive campaign

BJP's Delhi election campaign: Hate and perish

Purnima S. Tripathi Cover Story
The Delhi election will be remembered for the BJP’s divisive campaign and the AAP’s clever attempts to sidestep the communal trap.
Guy Gunaratne

‘The fight for free expression has to be maintained’

Susan Haris Literature
Interview with the writer Guy Gunaratne.
Jaipur Litfest

A celebration of books

Susan Haris Literature
The crowds thronging Diggi Palace for the 13th Jaipur Literature Festival belied the idea that literature is an exclusive preserve of the wealthy.
Wildlife

It’s a bug’s life

Geetha Iyer Wildlife
True bugs, of the order Hemiptera, have for too long been seen as pests. It is time to set the record straight.
Wildlife

All about true bugs

Geetha Iyer Wildlife
True bugs, of the order Hemiptera, have for too long been seen as pests. It is time to set the record straight.
CAA

West Bengal Assembly passes anti-CAA resolution

The ruling and opposition parties in West Bengal come together to pass a resolution in the Assembly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
Anti-CAA protests

Other Shaheen Baghs

ZIYA US SALAM The Nation
Inspired by Shaheen Bagh, similar protests have erupted across the capital. And the women who spearhead this are hell-bent on not yielding.

Continuing debate

The Nation
THE delay in the hanging of the convicts in the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapist in December 2012 has been a matter of intense ...
Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Faiz Ahmed Faiz: A true South Asian

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
The Shaheen Baghs that sprang up all over India in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act reclaimed Faiz Ahmed Faiz as truly one of us, a fighter against oppression, bigotry, poverty, destitution and imperialism.

Refugee timeline

World Affairs
India-Brazil

India & Brazil: Allies in arms

John Cherian World Affairs
Under Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s right-wing dispensation seeks to forge strategic ties with India and expand trade, particularly in defence.
Israel-Palestine

Palestine: End of a hate plan

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” for peace between Palestine and Israel, which seeks to legitimise Israeli annexation of Palestinian territory, meets with outright rejection from the Palestinian Authority.
Australia fires

Bushfire crisis in Australia

Joji Abraham World Affairs
Australia’s worst ever wildfires have been raging all through this summer, causing extensive loss of lives, property and businesses and devastating the environment in the country and its neighbourhood.
Rohingyas

Justice for Rohingyas

Haroon Habib in Dhaka World Affairs
In a significant ruling, the International Court of Justice orders Myanmar to protect the minority Rohingya population from human rights atrocities, particularly genocide.
Bodo Accord

The third Bodo accord: A new deal

Sushanto Talukdar The Nation
The third Bodo accord envisages a new model of power sharing and governance for the Bodoland Territorial Council and seeks to redraw the BTAD for lasting peace.
Nirbhaya case

Nirbhaya gang rape case: Hanging on

V. VENKATESAN The Nation
The convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape-cum-murder case are running out of options to delay their hanging any further.
CAA

Kolkata’s Shaheen Bagh

ON January 7, two days after the brutal attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University students in Delhi by Hindutva goons, seven women, led by Asmat Jamil, ...
AAP performance

Delhi Assembly election: A vote for performance

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
The BJP improves its tally and vote share, but the AAP’s success in delivering basic services decides the issue.

AAP's winning formula

The Aam Aadmi Party’s emphatic victory in the Delhi Assembly election holds two important lessons for the BJP: one, performance in office pays; two, communal politics is not always a sure way to win elections.
Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Faiz Ahmed Faiz: A true South Asian

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
The Shaheen Baghs that sprang up all over India in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act reclaimed Faiz Ahmed Faiz as truly one of us, a fighter against oppression, bigotry, poverty, destitution and imperialism.
Bodo Accord

The third Bodo accord: A new deal

Sushanto Talukdar The Nation
The third Bodo accord envisages a new model of power sharing and governance for the Bodoland Territorial Council and seeks to redraw the BTAD for lasting peace.
Nirbhaya case

Nirbhaya gang rape case: Hanging on

V. VENKATESAN The Nation
The convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape-cum-murder case are running out of options to delay their hanging any further.
CAA

Kolkata’s Shaheen Bagh

ON January 7, two days after the brutal attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University students in Delhi by Hindutva goons, seven women, led by Asmat Jamil, ...
CAA

CAA & Kashmir: The world watches

Anando Bhakto The Nation
Resolutions tabled in the E.U. Parliament are the latest indication of growing international concern about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the situation in Kashmir.
Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Evolving epidemic

R. Ramachandran Public Health
Even as the World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus outbreak in China a public health emergency, there are many unanswered questions about the virus, its pathogenicity, its modes of transmission and the disease characteristics.
Railways

Railways: Rush to disaster

V. Sridhar The Nation
The Modi regime’s move to restructure apex-level managerial positions in the Indian Railways by merging diverse categories into a single service, undermining specialisation, is apparently aimed at facilitating the wholesale privatisation of rail services.
Delhi election

BJP's venomous rhetoric in Delhi Assembly election campaign

The BJP’s Delhi Assembly election campaign hinges on berating the Shaheen Bagh protesters, completely sidestepping governance issues and the AAP’s performance.
UNION BUDGET: Agriculture

Raw deal for farmers

The Budget lacks any serious effort to address the main issues of unemployment, agrarian distress and falling incomes, revealing a high level of official insensitivity.
LIC 'stake' sale

LIC 'disinvestment': Outrageous idea

V. Sridhar Economy
The Finance Minister’s announcement of the intention to sell a part of the government’s “stake” in LIC, India’s largest financial institution, sparks outrage among millions of policy holders.
Union Budget: Railways

Off-track Budget

R. Elangovan Economy
The Union Budget’s focus on the Indian Railways is cursory. An exercise in obfuscation, it reveals utter neglect of India’s largest enterprise.
Rohingyas

Justice for Rohingyas

Haroon Habib in Dhaka World Affairs
In a significant ruling, the International Court of Justice orders Myanmar to protect the minority Rohingya population from human rights atrocities, particularly genocide.

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