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Rogue Agency?

Cover Story

The Intelligence Bureau’s role in Ishrat Jahan case

Stories in this issue

Ten People, Five Kidneys, One Domino Swap

For almost two years, an employee of the Government of India’s mint in Mumbai would routinely accompany his 58-year-old wife to and from a hospital. She was suffering from acute renal failure and…

Perpetual Revolution

Is it a coup or is it not? This is the question that has been raging in Egypt since 3 July when the country’s powerful military stepped in to eject President Muhammad Morsi from his post and suspend…

Open for Business

In the murky waters of the Mumbai underworld, a new friendship is blossoming. Fugitive underworld don Chhota Rajan and incarcerated don Abu Salem are edging closer to each other, signalling the…

Right Place, Right Time

Guess who got to kiss the Wimbledon men’s singles trophy without picking up his racquet? Mahesh Bhupathi. The 39-year-old doubles specialist is playing his last year on the circuit and increasingly…

A Technological Whorehouse?

One tech innovation currently raising hackles in many Western countries is a new Facebook app called Bang With Friends. The premise of the app is simple: it allows users to anonymously select who in…

Catch-47

A job in the armed forces is not just another career. ‘It is governed by certain core values of loyalty, duty, respect, service, honour, integrity and courage, but as warriors... whether on the job…

A Love Story Gone Wrong

KOCHI ~ The proponents of communal hatred who harassed two young lovers in Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu can hang their heads in shame. Ilavarasan, a Dalit, and Divya, of the Vanniyar community, who loved…

Her Pen Cannot be Muzzled

Mathew Arnold, the 19th century English poet, says that poetry is the criticism of life and it is governed by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty. The present chief secretary of Kerala, EK…

Audi Ahead in Early Laps of Luxury Race

India’s luxury car market is dominated by German marques. Given this fact, the sales race among Mercedes, Audi and BMW for poll position looks meaningless. Or does it? “From a car manufacturer’s…

History Lessons from Mr Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor has an old connection with Kashmir. His first wife, Tilotamma Mukherji, is half-Kashmiri. His current wife, Sunanda, is also from Kashmir. In the past, Tharoor has mentioned in…