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The Muslim Friends of Narendra Modi

Cover Story

They do exist. And have been growing more vocal by the day. What this says about a minority that has been under pressure in Gujarat

Stories in this issue

An Open South Asian Market

The South Asian Forum, newly conceived along the lines of the World Economic Forum, has been discussing the idea of an economic union across the region. It’s a lofty goal, and envisages a common…

From the Chakki to the Education Grind

What’s portly, studious, barely sees any sunlight, and resides in Tamil Nadu? No matter how many nephews you might have who fit this description, there’s an unlikely answer to that riddle: prisoners…

Not the Usual Rape Debate

There are some interesting aspects about Indian society arising from a Mumbai court’s order earlier this week that the police had no business to close charges of rape against Madhur Bhandarkar and…

After the Flood

CHANDMAHILA, ODISHA ~ In a matter of three minutes, it was all over. In the Gop block of Odisha’s Puri district, 45-year-old Sanaullah Khan had just laid his prayer mat next to his wife, when…

A Recipe for Disaster

When civil liberties and rights were enshrined in India’s Constitution, the very basic needs of food and water were probably self-implied. How can the Right to Sustenance be anything but elemental…

Still a Wild Field

Last fortnight, around the time Gujarat’s BJP Chief Minister Narendra Modi was anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court verdict on the petition of murdered MP Ehsan Jafri’s wife Zakia, several…

Cash on Delivery

From its pockmarked exterior walls and stark interior, you’d never guess that this pink three-story building a few blocks from the train station houses India’s most successful surrogate…

When the Army Loses Ground

The Indian Army is entrusted with the task of keeping the country’s territory secure. But it barely seems able to guard its own land. By the look of it, the Adarsh Housing scandal of Mumbai was…

The Unhurried Man’s Guide to Black Money

In an interview given by Julian Assange of WikiLeaks to an Indian newspaper in April 2011, he claimed he had received a list of 2,000 Swiss bank account holders from a whistleblower called…

A Twist in Time

One grey February day in 1998, I faced a paradox. I was in New York’s MoMA, my first visit there, and my vision was adapting uncertainly to its shifts of space and colour. It was 4 pm. I noticed…