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COVER STORY

13-03-2020

Honour killings

Honour killings and the growing clout of patriarchal caste groups

Briefing

‘Caste camps’

A few caste outfits in Tamil Nadu apparently run clandestine “caste camps” in parts of the western region of the State, especially in districts such ...

Elusive justice

Justice delayed is justice denied. This cliche rings true in the case of the gruesome murder of the inter-caste couple S. Murugesan, a Dalit, and D.

‘Purity and honour’

Tamil society today displays a weird combination of liberal and progressive values on one side and feudal and casteist mindsets on the other. Dalits ...

Blood ties

A study by the National Family and Health Survey (2015-16) on Consanguineous Marriages Percentage of Ever-Married Women (Age 15-49) points out that ...
Interview: P.V. Bharati

‘Slow and steady path’

Interview with P.V. Bharathi, MD and CEO, Corporation Bank.
Civil Aviation

Air India: Up for grabs again

Anupama Katakam The Nation
Air India is up for sale again, with the government sweetening the deal with so many concessions that whoever wins the bid will gain a company of great value at what might be a throwaway price.

A step closer to a vaccine for COVID-19

Science & Technology
Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have made a critical breakthrough towards developing a ...
Masai Mara

Siligi and her seven cubs

The sighting of a litter of seven cheetah cubs last year at the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya was cause for much cheer. Sadly, only two cubs remain, and therein perhaps lies the story of conservation gone wrong for a big cat that is unmatched in elegance and an “exciting spectacle” when it is on the hunt.
Kirk Douglas

Anti-hero as icon

Kirk Douglas (1916-2020), one of the unlikeliest superstars of the Golden Age of Hollywood, opened up new creative possibilities for lead actors with his choice of roles and his craft.

Over to Kashi

Hindutva organisations launch a mass movement in Varanasi to “liberate” the Kashi Vishwanath temple from the Gyanvapi mosque.
The Philippines

U.S. & The Philippines: Parting ways

John Cherian World Affairs
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines terminates the Visiting Forces Agreement with the U.S. in what is perceived as part of his government’s moves to establish closer ties with China.
Interview: Rev. Dr M. Joseph

'We produce many first graduates'

Interview with Bishop Rev. M. Joseph.
Special Feature: Advertorial

A satellite campus at Chathrapatti

The satellite campus of The American College on the scenic Alagar foothills reaches out to students and communities living in rural Madurai.
Interview: M. Davamani Christober

'You need to give students freedom'

Interview with M. Davamani Christober, Principal.
Special Feature: Advertorial

The American College: A culture of excellence

For more than 135 years, The American College in Madurai has consistently innovated to deliver the highest quality education to one and all.
State Oppression

The targeting of Dr Kafeel Khan: A case of vendetta

Divya Trivedi Politics
The targeting of Dr Kafeel Khan is part of a pattern of using security laws to harass and silence critics of the government.

An inspired dissent

A.G. Noorani The Nation
Benjamin Gitlow, a member of the left wing of the Socialist Party of the United States, was convicted under the Criminal Anarchy Act for writing a ...
Essay

The plague of sedition

A.G. Noorani The Nation
The Supreme Court of India has upheld the obsolete colonial law of sedition, which was inspired by the racist ideology of the need to keep Indian rebels under control.
Gender Issues

Women officers in the Indian Army: A bastion breached

T.K. Rajalakshmi Social Issues
The Supreme Court overturns decades of patriarchal bias in the Indian Army to rule that women officers of the short service commission should be considered for permanent commissions.
Law

For a comprehensive Central law

Justice K. Chandru Cover Story
Various court judgments have condemned killings in the name of family honour and given directions to curb such crimes, but a legal framework for a special law on the issue is not in place yet.

In the name of honour

The spurt in the number of “honour killings” in Tamil Nadu in recent years is a stark indicator of the growing clout of patriarchal caste groups.
Legislation

Reluctant to act

Despite strong voices in support of an exclusive law to punish honour killings, the Prevention of Crimes in the Name of Honour and Tradition Bill remains a non-starter.
Women's emancipation & the caste system

Power of patriarchy

Venkatanarayanan S. Cover Story
The struggle for women’s emancipation cannot be separated from the fight against the hierarchical caste system which both perpetuates and strengthens Brahminical patriarchy in India.
State Oppression

The targeting of Dr Kafeel Khan: A case of vendetta

Divya Trivedi Politics
The targeting of Dr Kafeel Khan is part of a pattern of using security laws to harass and silence critics of the government.
Essay

The plague of sedition

A.G. Noorani The Nation
The Supreme Court of India has upheld the obsolete colonial law of sedition, which was inspired by the racist ideology of the need to keep Indian rebels under control.
Gender Issues

Women officers in the Indian Army: A bastion breached

T.K. Rajalakshmi Social Issues
The Supreme Court overturns decades of patriarchal bias in the Indian Army to rule that women officers of the short service commission should be considered for permanent commissions.
Elections

A push for reforms in electoral politics

V. VENKATESAN The Nation
In a bid to cleanse electoral politics, the Supreme Court directs political parties to publish the reasons for selecting candidates with pending criminal cases.
Citizenship

Anti-CAA protests in Chennai: Back to battle

After a brief lull, anti-CAA protests intensify in Tamil Nadu, with Muslims replicating the Shaheen Bagh agitation in north Chennai.
Reservation

Row over S.C. verdict on reservation in promotions

T.K. Rajalakshmi The Nation
The recent Supreme Court verdict on reservation for S.Cs and S.Ts in government jobs will have far-reaching consequences.
Interview: Rev. Dr M. Joseph

'We produce many first graduates'

Interview with Bishop Rev. M. Joseph.
Special Feature: Advertorial

A satellite campus at Chathrapatti

The satellite campus of The American College on the scenic Alagar foothills reaches out to students and communities living in rural Madurai.
Interview: M. Davamani Christober

'You need to give students freedom'

Interview with M. Davamani Christober, Principal.
Special Feature: Advertorial

The American College: A culture of excellence

For more than 135 years, The American College in Madurai has consistently innovated to deliver the highest quality education to one and all.
Interview: M. Davamani Christober

'You need to give students freedom'

Interview with M. Davamani Christober, Principal.
Special Feature: Advertorial

The American College: A culture of excellence

For more than 135 years, The American College in Madurai has consistently innovated to deliver the highest quality education to one and all.

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