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The Silence of the Underworld

Cover Story

Mumbai’s mafia has fallen quiet

Stories in this issue

Purring Tiger, Raging Dragon

Tibet is the palm of a hand with five fingers—Ladakh, Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan and Nefa (now Arunachal)—that need to be liberated and brought into China. This declaration—A long-term objective in…

The Business of YSR’s Legacy

The untimely death of the former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajashekhar Reddy has led to dozens of suicides among his followers, and the rare event of the mighty Congress High Command being arm…

The Loneliness of Buddhadeb

Sixteen years ago, a depressed and disillusioned Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee penned a play—Dushshamay (Bad Times). He had just walked out of the Jyoti Basu cabinet, calling it a ‘council of thieves’. As…

Sugar Shudders

Sugar has always been a secret of the Congress’s energy in Maharashtra. Electorally, the commodity has given the party rich dividends. It has helped it stay in power for nearly four-and-a-half…

Fear Factor

Domestic Indian airlines witnessed a 26 per cent growth in passenger traffic in August, with almost all carriers reporting better seat occupancy. But globally, the apex global industry body IATA has…

The ABC of OBC Counts

Though the official figure of the quota for Other Backward Classes is 52 per cent, they get only 27 per cent reservation, because a Supreme Court verdict says reserved seats can’t exceed 50 per cent…

How about Leaving the CBI Alone?

Home Minister P Chidambaram doesn’t want police officers to be transferred too frequently. State governments make footballs of them by doing that, he says. Speaking at the annual conference of state…

India This Week

The PM’s Uncomfortable Silence Prime Minister Mamnohan Singh’s silence during the high drama in the last Cabinet meeting on 10 September which saw Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee coming under…

The Government Is Richer than It Thinks

If anyone doubts that disinvestment is a good thing, he only has to look at the facts of the past three years. By all accounts, government-owned firms have had a very good run on the stock markets.…

The ‘Raj’ is Dead. Long Live the ‘Raj’

To write about a close friend is always difficult. More so if it is an obituary. That many such obituaries have already been published and more will continue to be printed in the coming days doesn’t…