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20-05-2022

Bulldozing the idea of India (May 20, 2022)

Briefing

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Spotlight

Parivartan: Transforming lives through sport in prisons

India
Indian Oil Corporation’s unique programme to help prison inmates integrate into mainstream society through sports kicks off in a big way.
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Cultural Issues

Renaming ICCR centres abroad after Vivekananda shows lack of awareness

India
Renaming ICCR centres in other countries after Vivekananda shows a lack of awareness of the fact that Tagore and Subhas Bose were the true ambassadors
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World Affairs: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

World Affairs
The resignation follows unrest and violence in Colombo, unleashed by Mahinda Rajapaksa’s supporters on peaceful protestors.
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Aviation

How Queen Victoria still rules our skies

India
Nationality and registration marks of Indian civilian aircraft, which are prefixed with ‘VT’, are a colonial legacy dating back to the early decades o
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Odisha makeover

The skill story: Odisha shows the way under CM Naveen Patnaik

India
The State’s Skilled-in-Odisha initiative is transforming lives with Industrial Training Institutes as the springboard, with substantial investment in
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Odisha: Governance

Odisha's tribal groups make remarkable progress during Naveen Patnaik's tenure

India
The last two decades have been a watershed in tribal empowerment in Odisha thanks to the Naveen Patnaik government’s inclusive policy and increased in
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World Affairs: Ukraine

Deepening crisis in Ukraine

World Affairs
The conflict in Ukraine seems to have no chance of easing as the U.S. and its NATO allies continue with their bellicose statements and an ever-increas
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World Affairs: France

France's presidential election results highlight growing threat of racism and xenophobia

World Affairs
The results of the presidential election in France show that the influence of racist and xenophobic right-wing parties is growing in French and Europe
Interventions

A good Samaritan

India
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GOVERNANCE

Naveen Patnaik: Carrying the legacy forward

India
Naveen Patnaik was leading a bohemian lifestyle, creating the impression that he was not cut out for politics. By plunging headlong into politics afte
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Special Feature: Odisha

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik: Honouring the people's trust

India
Interview with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
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SPECIAL FEATURE: Odisha

Naveen Odisha: State witnesses transformation under CM Naveen Patnaik

India
Under Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s stewardship, Odisha has transitioned from a backward State into a thriving development laboratory with remarkabl
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Telangana: Deep divide between TRS and Governor Tamilisai Soundarajan

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The TRS government sees Governor Tamilisai Soundarajan’s actions as political interference and an overreach of her office.
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Kerala: Danger of being a ‘glorified cipher’

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The disagreements between the Governor and the Kerala government over the past two and a half years have not helped improve Centre-State relations in
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Use and abuse of Governors’ powers

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The attack on dissenting States by frequently misusing the Raj Bhavan reflects not only the Centre’s immediate political ambitions but also its lack o
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Ceaseless sparring in West Bengal: State government and Governor remain at odds

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The West Bengal government and the State Governor continue to remain at loggerheads.
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Fallacy of the Hindutva project

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The linking of Aurangzeb or other ‘Muslim’ rulers’ crimes to his/her religion will have serious consequences even for the ‘Hindu’ version of history
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Muslim prisoners

Plight of Muslim prisoners in Tamil Nadu: A history of prolonged imprisonment

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Muslim convicts are disproportionately affected by protracted imprisonment in Tamil Nadu, where the policy of remission itself is mired in controversy
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Governor controversy

Governor as obstacle: Resentment against R.N. Ravi grows in Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi’s tendency to undermine the elected government comes to the fore yet again with his meeting of university Vice Chancello
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Demolition squad: Hindutva mobs go on a rampage

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With Assembly elections in three States not far away, the Hindutva machine goes into overdrive, stoking communal tension in several States by targetin
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Media sellout: List of TV news anchors toeing the government's line grows

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The list of TV news anchors seeking to outdo one another in propagating the government’s line is growing. The purpose of journalism seems to be to pai
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Meat ban during Navaratri: BJP’s latest polarising move

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The recent ban on the sale of meat during Navaratri in parts of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, which is part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s aggressive atte
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RSS and Gandhi: Sangh Parivar's belated attempts to appropriate national heroes in quest for legitimacy

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The Hindu right wing has been trying to appropriate the legacy of Gandhi, Ambedkar and Subhas Chandra Bose in a bid to acquire legitimacy. All of them
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Hindutvaisation of education: Narendra Modi-led government's game plan under NEP

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Serious attempts to change what is taught and the outlook towards education itself have taken place under the stewardship of Prime Minister Narendra M
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Book Review

Book Review: Shreya Sen-Handley's memoir 'Handle With Care: Travels With My Family' celebrates the simple pleasures of life

One of the most interesting aspects of the book is how the author’s love of literature often dictates, either consciously or subconsciously, her choic
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Economic Perspectives

Inflation leaves world economy in disarray

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Inflation has been accelerating over the past few months. And supply levels and price trends are signalling imminent crises in global energy and food
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Book review

Book Review: Uma Das Gupta's 'A History of Sriniketan' documents Rabindranath Tagore’s abode of beauty

Books
A new book looks at the history of Sriniketan, Rabindranath Tagore’s institute for rural reconstruction in Birbhum.
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COVER STORY

Bulldozing the idea of India

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Hindutva forces are on a full-fledged communal offensive in the run-up to the general election in 2024 and Muslims are bearing the brunt of it.
Editor's Note

Stand up & speak out

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