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11-02-2022

The Omicron challenge (February 11, 2022)

Briefing

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TRIBUTE

Birju Maharaj: Maharaj of Kathak

Obituary
Birju Maharaj (1938-2022) belonged to the generation of artistes that nurtured India’s regional performing arts and wove them into the country’s d
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World Affairs: Australia

Djokovic case highlights Australia’s xenophobic border laws

World Affairs
Tennis star Novak Djokovic may be an egocentric personality with contrarian views, but inadvertently, when his visa application for participating in t
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World Affairs: Sri Lanka

Imploding island: Sri Lanka on brink of ruin

World Affairs
Rank mismanagement is driving Sri Lanka to ruin. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s irrational policies coupled with serious economic problems have impo
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WORLD AFFAIRS: Bangladesh

In East Pakistan in 1971: A ‘forgotten’ genocide

World Affairs
A statement by the U.S.-based Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention has drawn attention to the atrocities perpetrated by Pakistani soldiers and the
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World Affairs: Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: Another colour revolution?

World Affairs
Violent protests rock Kazakhstan for the first time in 30 years. The Kazakh President claims that external actors were involved in the plot to destabi
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Interview: Akeel Bilgrami

Akeel Bilgrami on identity, inner life and stereotyping

Arts & Culture
Interview with Akeel Bilgrami.
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Assembly Elections

Manipur Assembly elections: Multi-cornered contest

Politics
The Bharatiya Janata Party is trying to come back to power in Manipur on its own steam after a rather turbulent five years of depending on coalition p
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Assembly Election: Goa

Goa Assembly elections: An open field

Politics
No single party has a clear advantage in Goa, where politicians connect with their constituencies beyond the party level and where constituents have n
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Nun rape case

Nun rape case: Justice on trial

India
A trial court’s verdict acquitting the Bishop of Jalandhar accused of raping a nun gets criticised for ignoring changes in the country’s rape laws
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Cover story: COVID-19

Omicron: Another global wave of COVID-19

Lead Story
The Omicron variant has swept across the world, affecting even countries with “zero COVID” policy such as China as well as the countries that had
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Interview: Pargat Singh

Pargat Singh: ‘Anti-Congress vote will be divided’

Politics
Interview with Pargat Singh, former Punjab Education Minister.
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ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS: PUNJAB

Punjab Assembly elections: No front runners

Politics
The Congress hopes to cash in on Dalit votes, the AAP banks on Bhagwant Mann’s popularity, the BJP hopes to break ground with Amarinder Singh in tow
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COVER STORY: COVID-19

COVID: Swift spread of Omicron variant across States in third wave

Lead Story
The surge in test positivity rate across the country in early January signals the arrival of the third wave of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, helmed this time
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Assembly Election: Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Assembly elections: BJP's dubious double engine

Politics
The BJP is banking heavily on the advantage it has because of its governments at the Centre and in the State to return to power, but the opposition Co
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Omicron-fuelled third wave of pandemic

Omicron spread: Down but not out

Lead Story
Data from metros show that the Omicron-led surge may be on the decline, but it is still too early to declare that the third wave has ended. It is time
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Assembly Elections: Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections: It’s Akhilesh’s agenda

Politics
The Samajwadi Party takes the lead in the run-up to the Uttar Pradesh elections, setting the agenda and driving the debate, while a number of worries,
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BOOK REVIEW

Book Review: Muzaffar Alam's 'The Mughals and the Sufis' explores the Sufi influence in Mughal rule

Books
The author explores the significance of critical relationships between the powerful Mughal court culture and various strands of Islamic mysticism.
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Book Review

Book Review: 'Grief Growth Grace' by Neena Verma delves deep into coping with grief

Books
The book illumines the reader’s mind, throwing light on dark, deep crevices, often hidden from the world, but not necessarily without need for atten
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Economic Perspectives

The 'pretend nationalisation' of Vodafone India

C.P. Chandrasekhar
The Modi government’s acquisition of a 35.8 per cent stake in Vodafone India is part-nationalisation that supports a set of well-heeled private tele