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19-11-2021

A Tall Story (November 19, 2021)

Briefing

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Short Story

‘Amasa’ by Devanuru Mahadeva: Kannada short story in translation

Literature
Devanuru Mahadeva, who wrote his first story in a police lock-up, says: “A person lives in his/her language like fish in water. Today, language is use
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ESSAY

Farce of prosecution leaves innocent Muslims as victims

Social Issues
Innocent people suffer because public prosecutors in India are not free of government control, and the victims are very often Muslims.
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Air India sale

Air India: Sold for a song

India
The government bends over backwards in the Air India sale, handing over an array of assets to the Tata group, but years of mismanagement and a host of
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United States

Colin Powell: Establishment warrior

World Affairs
Colin Powell (1937-2021) has, among his many achievements, the distinction of being the first African American to occupy some of the highest military
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Karnataka

The BJP's devious game plan in Karnataka

Communalism
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s endorsement of the activities of Hindutva’s lumpen foot soldiers provides a clue to the direction the BJP
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Crime

The curious case of Parambir Singh

India
The former Mumbai Police Commissioner, who is alleged to be complicit in several extortion and corruption cases, has remained untraceable since May.
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WORLD AFFAIRS

Shaky peace in Afghanistan

World Affairs
Afghanistan struggles to regain a semblance of stability as the Taliban regime comes under terror attacks staged by the radical Islamist group Islamic
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COVID-19

After Durga Puja, COVID cases rise in West Bengal

Lead Story
The number of COVID cases has risen sharply in West Bengal after the Durga puja celebrations when people threw COVID-safety norms to the winds and the
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Economic situation

India's working classes bear the brunt of the Narendra Modi government's economic policies

Economy
The cumulative effect of the Modi government’s flawed policies and the unfair tax burden have sent millions into unemployment, truncated the small and
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COVID-19

Mishandling COVID-19: Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro’s ‘crime against humanity’

Lead Story
Despite a parliamentary report indicting him for nine crimes relating to his handling of the COVID-19 situation in Brazil, including “crime against hu
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AIADMK leadership crisis

Withering leaves: AIADMK's leadership crisis

Politics
The AIADMK, which steps into its 50th year in 2021, is now a pale shadow of its former formidable self. The party founded by the charismatic MGR is cr
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Communalism

BJP turns Lakhimpur Kheri into new Hindutva battleground to counter farmers' protests in Uttar Pradesh

India
Pitting Hindus against Sikhs at Lakhimpur Kheri and stirring the communal cauldron may be the BJP’s way to counter the attempt to expand the farmers’
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COVID-19 vaccination drive

COVID-19 vaccination in India: Uneven drive

Lead Story
The government’s obsession with mega events has resulted in a haphazard policy, leading to a record number of doses on certain days, such as Prime Min
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REPORTS

India slips in Global Hunger Index ranking

India
Although the government has reacted angrily to the GHI report of 2021, which has ranked India lower than its South Asian neighbours, the report has in
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Interview: Satyajit Rath, Immunologist

Satyajit Rath: ‘The idea of herd immunity is not useful as a policy goal’

Lead Story
Interview with Satyajit Rath, immunologist and visiting faculty, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune.
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Crime

Aryan Khan case: Stranger than reel life

India
Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan gets bail, but the drug-related case has taken on a new dimension involving the investigators and raising doubts about a la
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Vaccination

India's COVID vaccination drive infused with doses of propaganda

Lead Story
The reality on the ground shows that the government’s promise to vaccinate all Indians by the end of 2021 is mere rhetoric. But the propaganda machine
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COVID-19 Vaccination drive

India's one billion COVID vaccine doses: A milestone, and miles to go

Lead Story
India must study the mistakes it made in the process of achieving the 100 crore doses milestone and review the performance of its vaccination drive, d
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Jammu & Kashmir

Central government policies and escalation of violence in Jammu and Kashmir leading to alienation of Kashmiri Pandits

India
The Modi government continues to claim that its policies have solved the problems in the Union Territory and restored normalcy, but the situation on t
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Book Review

Colonising gender identity

Books
Two new books, both by authors critical of gender identity ideology, take on the challenge of exploring the tide of sex denialism currently sweeping a
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Book Review

Book Review: Dinkar P. Srivastava's "Forgotten Kashmir: The Other Side of the Line of Control" sheds light on PoK

Books
This book fills an important gap in scholarship on the history and current state of the portion of Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan illegally oc
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Economic Perspectives

India’s coal crisis is the result of its neoliberal agenda

C.P. Chandrasekhar
The so-called coal shortage in India was the result of botched policy initiatives that involved curbing public sector mining and getting the private s