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The Mess in the Army

Cover Story

A story of shortages and strategic myopia.

Stories in this issue

Karat versus Yechury

Partners once, rivals now. There is a deep split within the CPM that threatens to surface if the party loses Bengal. Had Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury not worked in unison in 1996 to stop Jyoti…

iPad

Finally the most awaited gadget of the year is here, and no it is not called the iSlate or the iPhone4G, it’s just called the iPad. Its 9.7-inch display features IPS technology to deliver clear…

Making Sense of Babel

From mythology to science, the diversity of languages has been one of the conundrums of human society. The Book of Genesis tells the tale of how humans after the Great Flood flourished in Babylon,…

Education Sans Frontier

An indisputable fact of life in India is that most of its young citizens want to leave the country and study abroad. Nowadays, more than a few manage to make the trip to the land of no return. But…

Ishqiya

What are the words for  ‘tits’ and ‘ass’ in Gorakhpuri?  Ishqiya will give you a pretty graphic answer. This movie has a ‘voice’ and it speaks the dialect of small town north India. Often,…

The Wizard of Jazz

When Indian American jazz musician Vijay Iyer was growing up in California, he was often dazzled by the percussion of Indian musicians who came to perform there. The rhythm seemed to him “flurries of…

Double Barrel Duvvuri

Reserve Bank of India Governor Duvvuri Subbarao, a Finance Ministry veteran, knows the balancing act only too well. Having helped steer the Indian economy through a very troublesome period…

India This Week

Dynasty Politics Breaking JD-U Back No matter what Congress leaders might say privately about their ability to push Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on the brink of a split in the Lok Sabha…

The Cop Gazette

On bookstore shelves across Mumbai and Kolkata, maybe not far from your weekly installation of Open, sit copies of Protector. The Eveready-red title belongs to a two-city magazine on the police…

Run Barefoot, Chuck the Trainer

Harvard biologist and runner Daniel Lieberman says that since the 1970s, widespread use of the modern running shoe has changed the way we walk and run. And the change hasn’t been for the better. In a…