Locomotif

V S Naipaul tells the truth in the age of left-liberal cop-out

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Cover Story

In the bucolic remoteness of coastal Karnataka, affluence and heritage fail to hide the lure of radical Islam

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Politics

Or how the Prime Minister won new friends and influenced old rivals for the passage of crucial legislations. The inside story

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Open Essay

Lee Kuan Yew and the making of Singapore—and an Asian vision

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LAW

The Supreme Court has killed a law that allowed the Government to control social media. What’s the Net worth of freedom hereafter?

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Education special

What are the forces transforming India's education and how they reflect on the present

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Education special: Studying Abroad

Beyond the familiar shores and subjects

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Education special: Humanities

New universities revive the trend

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Books
Spring Library

Cyber espionage, bibliophilia in Beirut, the ultimate nature bible—and funny girls

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Books
Missing the Mahatma

An inquiry into Gandhi’s death fails to put him in the historical context of the Subcontinent

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Books
Rust-Free Fiction

What is it about Ruskin Bond’s work that gives it its extraordinary vitality and luminosity?

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Forget the CAT and two-year general programmes, B-schools now offer highly specialised courses

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Today it is all about skill development

BY V Shoba
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Interesting courses both overseas and in India that break the traditional mould

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Some of the best universities in the country

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Small World
For Those Who Want to Go in Style

The Hyderabad crematorium that, among other services, offers funeral rites viewable live on the web

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Person of the week
A Man Without Subtlety

This special prosecutor in a number of high-profile cases is known for his manipulative methods and hunger for publicity

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Unreasonable
VK Singh

For raking up a controversy by tweeting a cryptic tussle between ‘duty’ and ‘disgust

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Open Essay

Why Modi lost and Kejriwal won

Cover Story: Obama in Delhi

Lame duck President meets rampant Prime Minister

Cover Story: Ideas

Liberals lose the plot from Paris to Delhi

NEHRU ISSUE

He did a far better job of gaining knowledge of the larger sweep of history than any of his contemporaries. The confidence with which we condemn Nehru exposes the narrowness of our certainties more than it detracts from his achievements

COVER STORY: MODI 2014

of an India rediscovered and the challenges of being modern

Comment

The religious dichotomies that explain the Hindus’ homecoming

After Paris

For the masses to be mobilised, the violence must be seen as justified. That means choosing the ‘lowest common denominator’

Business

The TCS pink slip controversy is an occasion to reflect on corporate terminations of employment. Plus, a survival guide for those at the receiving end

Open Essay

A grand PDP-BJP coalition in the state could bridge the divide between the Valley’s Muslims and the Jammu region’s Hindu majority

Literature

Even as we rage against Perumal Murugan’s forced exile from literature, a generation of Tamil writers is pausing mid-thought and self-censoring its work in what is a clear victory for fundamentalists