Locomotif

Make CPM a social democratic party or dump it for the sake of political hygiene

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Cover Story

A whisper campaign is on against the man India Inc once feted as their redeemer

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Politics

A new general secretary for the shrinking CPM. Can he make it relevant?

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Interview:...

Sitaram Yechury, CPM's new general secretary, meets Open Assistant Editor Kumar Anshuman for a wide-ranging conversation. Excerpts

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Open Essay

The opulence and fantasy of sultans of Deccan India (1500-1700) come alive in an extraordinary exhibition in New York

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Profile

Baby Patankar, who introduced Meow Meow to the city and was arrested on 22 April, is said to be worth over Rs 100 crore

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Breed

A rare breeder comes to the rescue of the Rajapalayam hound, the storied hunting companion from south India

BY V Shoba
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Cover Story

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

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Cinema
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Margarita, with a straw

In spite of being incredibly bold and brave, this film isn’t genuinely heart-breaking

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Books
The guardian angel

The dream world of a landowner soars through the ravages of the Great Bengal Famine in this novel

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Books
Kalidas, in the rain

A memorial to Hindi’s first modern play and theatre event, pitting poetry against patronage

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How Kalki Koechlin, the actress with a conscience, has become a symbol of female power

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Telecom companies can’t be allowed to own the internet

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A culinary journey through Tamil Nadu’s Sangam-era temples to discover ancient food and recipes fit for the gods

BY V Shoba
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Playing paintball on a sunny morning in the Big Apple

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Small World
Wide angle focus on a pee problem

Kozhikode’s collector announces a photo contest on Facebook to shame people urinating in public

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Person of the week
A life in the closet

The moral and emotional crisis of being gay and married in the wake of a doctor’s suicide

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New Delhi
Petty politics over a farmer’s suicide

The Delhi Chief Minister has blamed the police for not doing anything

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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