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Dam Waste

Cover Story

After more than a decade of work and Rs 11,756 crore spent, why is 93% of the Narmada water flowing into the sea, helping no one?

Stories in this issue

Did You Say Poetry Is a Bore?

It’s a regular Saturday evening. The bar is bursting at the seams, beer flows endlessly and the revelry hits a new crescendo. Suddenly, order is called for, as the emcee announces the beginning of a…

Salt of the Chic

Translucent pink chips that look like ancient rubies mined from the Himalayas. White crystals with startling blue sapphire flecks extracted from the Iranian desert. Earthy red and ink black chunks…

Moral of the Federer Story

At the end of the sporting contest, the referee should ideally announce, along with the winner’s name, the moral of the match. This is because sport is often a story. It might be a simple message…

A Diaspora’s Outcry

Sri Lankan Tamils, who have sought refuge in Britain over the last decade and more, have taken the baton from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and launched hunger strikes, sit-ins blocking…

Oil Spoil Warning

While the global economy remains in a prolonged slump, oil prices are steadily moving up. It is understood that Opec, the cartel of oil supplying countries, is comfortable with a floor price of $70 a…

To Shine a New Light, UPA Digs Itself Deep

Thwarted by its allies in its previous term, the UPA’s disinvestment agenda is slowly gaining traction again. The first public sector unit (PSU) on the block is likely to be Coal India. Minister of…

Monumental Comeback

It seems to be a weekly affair, the filing of public interest litigations against the Mayawati government. For once, though, it is to her advantage. After the debacle in the Lok Sabha polls,…

It Don’t Matter If You’re Branded

He died buried in debt, alone in a mansion, locked inside a misery that no one understood. But how else could this final act have been written? The death of Michael Jackson brings to a close one of…

Army Will Battle Snakes

The Haffkine Institute is all set to invent India’s first snake repellant. It will initially be for the exclusive use of the Indian Army. A project report has already been submitted by the Institute…

Green House Effect

As you step into artist Vishakha Chanchani’s house in Kengeri on the outskirts of Bengaluru, it feels as if you have retreated from the noisy urban milieu into a verdant paradise. Part of the Good…