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23-09-2022

Old whine, new bottle (September 23, 2022)

With the Gujarat Assembly election coming up, the BJP has uncorked a fresh stream of corruption allegations against the AAP, its bête noire, but Arvind Kejriwal has shown he is no pushover.

Briefing

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‘We know how to take on the BJP’: Saurabh Bhardwaj

Politics
The AAP MLA has an interesting take on the perception war between his party and the BJP.
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Particle Zoo 2.0 at CERN: LHC observes pentaquark, tetraquarks

Science & Technology
These are the latest additions to the growing list of new particles found at Large Hadron Collider.
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CUET: More questions than answers

Education
The entrance test was marked by inordinate delays and glitches in the exam process this year.
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Mamata Banerjee plays Puja card to deflect attention from corruption charges against Trinamool leaders

Politics
It only tightens the shackles of religion by which she has bound her own politics.
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Proposal to lift prohibition in Manipur evokes ire of women activists

Social Issues
They fear that this will undo years of hard work.
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Reclaiming the legacy of Tamil poet Subramania Bharati

Literature
It is time to give his widow, Chellamma, her due as his first biographer.
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Cries of foul play in Kenya as election results show narrow margins

World Affairs
The low voter turnout was perhaps a reflection of the people’s disillusionment with politicians.
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Ruling party feud casts shadow over election prospects in the Maldives

World Affairs
An opposition victory could mean security challenges for India in the Indian Ocean region.
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Who is afraid of AAP?

Politics
The party is attempting to broaden its political horizon by combining development and Hindutva.
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Lovebirds in Mumbai, all at sea

Society
The many couples who throng Mumbai’s seafront for intimacy every day may soon have nowhere to go.
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The lost city of Angkor

Travel
Angkor is at the core of Cambodia’s tourism.
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Breach of ethics

India
Recent Cabinet meetings in Bihar evoke fears of greater transgressions in the future.
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Books on the shelves

Books
Dravidian identity, Article 370, Hyderabadi women writers, and quirky characters.
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Epic effort

Books
A significant work that challenges the dominant verse-epic tradition.
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Familiar strangeness

Books
The futuristic stories here exude an old-fashioned charm, giving them their emotional resonance.
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FLQ - The Frontline Quiz

Other
Action figures, puzzles, and conmen.
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Long-standing debate on privatisation of state-run banks resurfaces

Columns
Neoliberal ideologues should remember that criticism of public ownership of banking is misplaced.
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Editor’s Note

Politics
The gloves are clearly off in the endless drama between the AAP and the BJP.
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In Erewhon’s appellate court 

India
A fictional order from a fictional appellate board with 10 fictional members who seem very suited to real life.
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AAP in battle mode ahead of Assembly polls in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh

Politics
Earlier, the AAP fought shy of direct political confrontation with the BJP. But not any more.
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Abhijit Sen: Lasting legacy

Obituary
Abhijit Sen (1950-2022) was an economist par excellence and an academic beyond compare.
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Letters

Letters
Readers write to the Editor.
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AAP enters political fray in Gujarat with verve

Politics
It is giving the BJP a tough fight with an early, aggressive, and focussed campaign.
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Seeds of AAP vs BJP conflict sown in amendments to GNCTD Act in 2021

Politics
They attempt to take away fundamental functions of a Legislature, thus violating the Constitution.
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Neat and anodyne: Anurag Kashyap misses a beat with ‘Dobaaraa’

Columns
The perverse lushness of Kashyap’s cinema is lacking in Dobaaraa, making it his worst film to date.
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Justice for Bilkis Bano

India
The remission is a grievously wrong decision, which the Supreme Court must rectify at the earliest.
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Srinivas Kodali: ‘Anonymity on the Internet was by design’

India
And this precisely what is being negated in Digital India through Aadhaar, says the hacktivist.
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A perfect ‘light trap’ to improve efficiency of photovoltaic systems

Science & Technology
Using mirrors and lenses, a light beam is steered in a circle and then superimposed on itself.
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IISER scientists find gene link to COVID-19 susceptibility and severity

Science & Technology
This was done through a meta-analysis of all globally published data from case-control studies.
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The Very Large Telescope captures collision between two galaxies

Science & Technology
The merger event led to the formation of a single giant galaxy: NGC 7727.
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How the Kyelong Museum of Himachal Pradesh came into being

Columns
If you ever travel from Manali to Ladakh, stop by Kyelong and step into the museum.
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Women working the invisible double shift

Books
A diagnosis of our unequal society and an explanation for all that is messed up for women in India.
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Decolonising Europe’s museums

Books
Savoy’s book makes a forceful case for the restitution of stolen African art objects.
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‘The process will be fair, transparent’: Madhusudan Mistry

India
Interview with the chairman of Congress party’s Central Election Authority.
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‘Bal Congress’: Rahul Gandhi wants to catch them young

India
He has an ambitious plan to instil Congress values in the next generation.
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Bharat Jodo Yatra unlikely to change much for Congress in survival battle

Politics
The grand old party is unable to offer any viable alternative to the BJP.
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Backdoor ambush: Adani attempts to acquire significant stake in NDTV

India
The bid to acquire control over NDTV does not augur well for media independence in India.
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Mikhail Gorbachev: The last leader of the Soviet Union

News
His policies allowed the opponents of socialism to dismantle the Soviet Union.
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Little things, not so little

Books
Three stories by Shankha Ghosh beautifully depict the changes that Bengal lived through in the 1940s.
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Just arrived: Books on the shelves

Books
Tales of the Northeast, Banaras, Bhagat Singh, and the idea of India.