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Table of Contents

16-22 Oct, 2012 | Vol 04 | Issue 42
…and what it says about him and the party led by his in-laws
It would not have been illegal for Robert Vadra to contest the 2009 polls, but he thought it better not to because he was paying heed to public perception
SEE SMALL WORLD

Whether or not to support the UPA

Poor monsoon and regional muscle-flexing flares up the Cauvery water issue, again

Most will remember this World Twenty20 as the tournament that marked the return of West Indies as a cricketing superpower.

In conversation with Chris Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma and Umar Akmal

And the tiny village of Pisdura in Maharashtra where this unusual research is being done

The sensational success of a strange movie that has a man reincarnated as a housefly

…and why it doesn’t have to be an awkward, shame-filled moment

India’s economic transition has thrown up a diverse group of people grappling with changes that are often bewildering. Among them is Sathy, a zamindar with reduced wealth and status in Tamil Nadu, who can’t let go of his feudal past.

India’s new Infrastructure Debt Fund will help draw insurance money into a sector that badly needs it

Return of the Diva • The Big Wedding • Last Chance Fuss

How a new form of drip therapy is helping a district in north Karnataka keep pregnancies safe

Science

Communicating in sign language with your baby may be fun, but it’s not a skill development aid

Arts

Richard Bartholomew, as a compilation of his writings reveals, was an art critic who didn’t let his friendships with the top artists of his time suppress his voice

Gadgets

A full-frame camera that even an amateur can handle—thanks to its auto modes

Cinema

It’s great to have Sridevi back on screen after such a long gap

Books

Zadie Smith’s new novel shows Britain for what it is today, a profoundly unequal society