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08-04-2022

The legacy of Aijaz Ahmad (April 8, 2022)

Briefing

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BANKING

The missing Rs.2000 notes

Economy
The Rs.2000 currency notes introduced at the time of the 2016 demonetisation are hardly seen anymore, and there are concerns whether they are being us
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CULTURE

Valmiki Pratibha: Reinterpreting a Tagore classic

Arts & Culture
The eminent Rabindra Sangeet exponent Debashish Raychaudhuri sends across a message of peace through his novel interpretation of Tagore’s iconic ope
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ANTI-CONVERSION LAW

Targeting minorities: BJP government's anti-conversion Bill in Haryana

The Nation
The BJP government of Manohar Lal Khattar in Haryana introduces an anti-conversion Bill amid stiff resistance from the opposition parties in the Assem
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MAHARASHTRA

Power tussle ensues in Maharashtra as MVA government counters BJP

Politics
Faced with pressure from the opposition BJP and on other fronts, the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra comes up with countermoves in an atte
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THE HIJAB CASE

Judicial letdown: Karnataka High Court upholds ban on hijab in classrooms

The Nation
The Karnataka High Court verdict upholding the ban on the hijab in the classroom on the grounds that it “does not form a part of essential religious
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ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS 2022

Goa in limbo as BJP takes time to form government post Assembly election

Politics
The BJP, assured of its position in Goa, is taking its time to form the government, in contrast to the haste it had shown in 2017 when it pipped the C
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ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS 2022

Uttar Pradesh's Muslims make secular choice in Assembly election

Politics
Muslims of Uttar Pradesh seem to have chosen inclusive politics over identity politics, refusing to ditch the Samajwadi Party for Asaduddin Owaisi’s
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Russia & Ukraine

The lingering war: Scope of Russia-Ukraine conflict widens

World Affairs
The scope of the war has widened, with the Russian military announcing that Western arms supplies to the Ukrainian government forces would henceforth
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Short story

The odd one (Vegli) by Urmila Pawar: A Marathi story in translation

Literature
Translated by Veena Deo.
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Excerpts

Book Excerpt: 'Retelling Time: Alternative Temporalities from Premodern South Asia'

Books
An excerpt from the introduction (“Temporality and Its Discontents Or Why Time Needs to be Retold”) of the book 'Retelling Time: Alternative Tempo
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Books/Interview

Interview with Sanjoy Hazarika and Madhurima Dhanuka: ‘There is no political will for prison reforms’

Books
Interview with Sanjoy Hazarika and Madhurima Dhanuka, editors of "Hope Behind Bars: Notes from Indian Prisons".
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WORLD AFFAIRS

Conservatives’ turn in South Korea with Yoon Suk-yeol's victory

World Affairs
The conservative Yoon Suk-yeol, who fuelled his election campaign with a rhetoric of confrontation with the North reminiscent of the Cold War era, is
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India & China

The way forward in India-China relations

World Affairs
To reach a settlement with China, India must promote an honest discussion about the history of the boundary dispute and remove the simplistic narrativ
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Refugees in India

Home away from home: Sri Lankan Tamils and Rohingyas rebuild their lives

The Nation
A recent study shows how two refugee groups in Tamil Nadu—Sri Lankan Tamils and Rohingyas—rebuilt their lives and integrated themselves into socie
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ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS 2022

Congress in crisis following adverse results in Assembly elections

Politics
The Congress appears to be facing internal turbulence following the recent debacle in the Assembly elections in five States. Kapil Sibal is the only l
Economic Perspectives

The fragility of contemporary capitalism

C.P. Chandrasekhar
The Ukraine situation is having unexpected economic consequences, such as an explosion in nickel prices, and a prolonged war could be catastrophic for