Locomotif

Reading Kamel Daoud's The Meursault Investigation in the time of the avenging Arab

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Cover Story

There is more than Lalit Modi that makes the Foreign Minister's position untenable

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ISLAM

A global consensus on fighting jihad cannot wait any longer

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Open Essay

Whatever their future, Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal have got Indian-American knickers in a colossal twist

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Politics

Congress has turned aggressive as Rahul Gandhi prepares to take full command later this year, but old rhetoric and internal rifts hold the party back

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Conservation

A new bill threatens to become the straw that will break the back of Rajasthan’s camels, turning them into zoo animals. Could their milk save them?

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Cinema

Gurvinder Singh has made rural chic look authentic in his Punjabi films

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ART

How Tasneem Zakaria Mehta transformed Mumbai’s Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum into one of the country’s most buzzy and contemporary spaces for Indian art

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Cinema
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Killa

Even with no definite plot, this film is a moving meditation on places and what defines them

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Books
The Pakistani, Abroad

This rich dream cycle of modern-day fairytales makes no excuses for the modern Muslim in Europe

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Books
The Three Contradictions

An insightful analysis of Pakistan—then, now, soon—that Indians have much to gain from

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The kitchen garden gets a makeover as the adventurous produce exotic herbs and fresh ingredients at home for ready use in unusual drinks

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The heartbreak caused by high cut-offs at Delhi University sustains an entire sub-economy of personal therapy, career apps and Twitter spam

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To contemplate the art of being idle, of pottering around, drinking a tall glass of ice cold buttermilk or lemon soda, and nibbling on a cold grapefruit and hot peanut salad, seems an apt subject for the long hot summer

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Racecourse legend, industrialist, philanthropist and unforgiving father. We chronicle the triumphs and trials of MAM Ramaswamy

BY V Shoba
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Small World
India’s Wimbledon Connection

The tennis tournament’s iconic green and purple towels are made by an Indian firm at a facility in Gujarat

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COUNTRY OF THE WEEK
Greece: The Broke Man of Europe

A country with such a glorious past now faces an inglorious present. Will it stay in the Eurozone or leave on its own?

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Sadhvi Prachi
Nothing ‘Right’ about It at All

She has warned that Hajj pilgrims would be targeted for attack if Amarnath Yatra pilgrims face any trouble from J&K separatists

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Openomics

The Race for Happiness in the Age of Irrational Exuberance

COVER STORY: INDIA’S TRINITY

This is the story of three leaders in search of one India, still impatient

Open Essay

Why Hillary Clinton will survive the latest storm

Cover Story

The man who runs Indigo, India's most successful airline. A portrait

Society

In a drought-stricken village near Mumbai, men marry a second—sometimes even a third—woman whose only role is to fetch water for the family

The humiliation of Manmohan Singh, now an accused in the coal allotment scam, continues even after his 7 Race Course Road days. The pain of being let down by erstwhile loyalists and protégés is not lessened by the fig leaf of support offered by the party at the last minute

DESPATCH

Recently the Vadodara police arrested seven men for raping a newly married woman. They soon realised something startling—these regular householders had systematically targeted and raped eight women over one year

Cover Story

The unmaking of Arvind Kejriwal

CUE THE VIOLINS

I send this out as a comrade in equality, as a lover not a misandrist: Will the real Indian man please stand up?

Cover Story: Ideas

Liberals lose the plot from Paris to Delhi