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“Why Am I in Jail?”

Cover Story

Says the former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda in his first-ever interview after being arrested

Stories in this issue

Extraordinary Life, Extraordinary Art

On page 90 of Bhimayana, BR Ambedkar and MK Gandhi come face to face. Today, when we have just witnessed Anna Hazare fasting at Jantar Mantar, his supporters stressing his Gandhian credentials and…

Finders Keepers

In 1917, Yusuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III, the melancholic prince of Hyderabad, slid into depression after losing the prime ministership of the Nizamdom. The family physician, Dr Hunt, sent in by a…

The Company They Keep

Somewhere in the dark recesses of mathematics lies a number that is simultaneously utterly self-indulgent and completely inconsequential. It is a number that sets one apart as a member of an elite…

Mixed Marriages and a Referral

In a recent TV commercial for BharatMatrimony.com, a mother approaches her family in the living room. “He’s bringing that Amy,” she informs her daughter, husband and mother. “Amy?” asks the…

The Nanny Who Saved Baby Moishe

No one but me notices the petite, self-assured woman entering Leopold Café and making her way towards my table, two plastic carrybags in hand, her youthful wavy hair tied determinedly off a face that…

A Watered-down Bill

In a post midnight call on 13 April, Maharashtra’s Democratic Front government tabled the controversial Maharashtra Water Resources Regulation Bill in the Legislative Assembly and ensured that it was…

Parallel Interlocutors

Six months since their appointment by the Centre as interlocutors in Jammu & Kashmir, the three-member team led by journalist Dileep Padgaonkar has achieved nothing tangible except recommending…

Keeping Anna in Check

While Anna Hazare awaits another round of meetings of the joint committee on the Lokpal Bill, his lieutenants are working overtime to repair the damage caused by the septuagenarian activist’s praise…

The Sanctity of Gender Equality

Last Thursday, when members of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly were readying themselves for a debate on granting 50 per cent reservation to women in local self-government institutions and the…