Previous Issues

OK, Kasab’s Guilty, So What?

Cover Story

His conviction is hardly a victory against terror.

Stories in this issue

A New Mould

The works of artist Mrinalini Mukherjee, according to writer Henri-Claude Cousseau, ‘relate inevitably to her Indian origin and experiences’. For viewers of the current exhibition of her bronze…

Business Briefing 08/05

The Ambassador Is Unwell After years of sputtering along aimlessly, the frail and creaking Hindustan Motors, India’s oldest car company, and the maker of Ambassador, it seems has finally seen the…

Letter to the Editor

Kobad Ghandy is one of the senior-most leaders of the CPI (Maoist). Arrested in Delhi last September, Ghandy is currently lodged in a high-security ward of Tihar jail. Ghandy is from Mumbai, and it…

Confessions of a Fashion Photographer

For every fashion photographer who manages to get a foot in the door of a top magazine or fashion house, a thousand others have to make do in fashion advertising, celebrity portraiture or paparazzi…

India This Week

Restoring Lost Order in the Courts   Is the Judiciary heading towards a clean-up? Going by the words of the new Chief Justice of India, SH Kapadia, one would think so. To begin with, Justice…

The Men Who Feed and Fight India’s Maoists

The CRPF Group Centre in Rampur is one of the biggest centres of the paramilitary force. It is here on the night of 31 December 2007 that seven CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel died in…

Jai Angrezi Devi Maiyya Ki

Rule of Peshwa is gone / Mother English has come. / In such a dismal time of ours/ Come Mother English, this is your hour. / It is all for the good of the poor / Manu’s dead at English Mother’s door…

Uncle Assam’s Adopted Citizens

Two villages in Meghalaya’s backward West Khasi Hills district have shifted allegiance to Assam. The villages, which border Assam, find that the state provides them with all their needs while…

Making Churches Safe for Children

With the Catholic Church being plagued with child abuse charges in various countries, bishops in India are drawing up procedures to tackle such scandals if and when they happen. The primary objective…