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The Return of Rama

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The politics of religion comes to the fore again.

Stories in this issue

Why India has No Paparazzi

Sushmita! Sushmita! Show us your tattoos!” She toys with the photographers. Looks at them straight in the eye, lightly touching an arm or a wrist, the most exquisite touch they will ever feel.  Of…

Caste Calculus Held Hostage

The recent hostage crisis in Bihar ran on TV screens as a simple State-versus-Maoist drama of nerves. More significant, however, is what it was an indication of: the wearing away of an equilibrium…

Old Tricks, New Battle

It is difficult to believe in such a coincidence. On 16 August, the day the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) launched its Hanumat Shakti Jagaran campaign to ‘awaken’ Hindus to its saffron cause ahead of…

Sucker Called the Sports Fan

Your favourite sport is not my favourite sport. My number one game is tennis. But I have watched enough cricket to acknowledge that it has something no other sport does, at least not to the same…

Bowled by a Full Toss

After 16 months, another ‘insider’ Fake Pakistani World Cup player blog, and a ‘game-changing’ book, the Fake IPL Player finally revealed his identity. Surprise, surprise. He isn’t someone from…

Stockholm Syndrome

The Government, media and Left wing activists act out their farcical parts. The very fact that the resolution of the recent hostage crisis in Bihar should be seen largely as a success indicates how…

Sadist Day of India’s Life

As another session of Parliament rolled by, the Government once again failed to convert the Prevention of Torture Bill into legislation.  That puts India back in the illustrious company of countries…

Red Storm Rising

When the Prime Minister of India says to assembled editors that “China would like to have a foothold in South Asia and we have to reflect on this reality”, it is time to take note of a storm that has…

Kerala Gives Women Their Share

Even as the Centre dithers over the Women’s Reservation Bill, God’s Own Country has decided to show the way by reserving 50 per cent of seats in local bodies for women. The local body elections are…

Port of Trouble

It is not election time in Maharashtra, yet there is hectic political activity. Political parties of all sizes are in a heated debate on the site for Bombay’s second airport. While the Congress, NCP…