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Table of Contents

30 Jul-05 Aug, 2013 | Vol 05 | Issue 30
A report from the Gandhis’ home constituencies of Raebareli and Amethi
On 11 July, nearly 100 residents of Pakhrauli panchayat in Raebareli district showed up at the Sub Divisional Magistrate’s office in Dalmau, a subdivision of the district, angry at being dropped from the list of BPL (Below Poverty Line) families...
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The outrage Rajnath Singh’s statement on English has evoked shows our genius at turning slavery into a virtue

Political conspiracy theories abound as the headmistress considered responsible for the mid-day meal deaths at a school in Bihar absconds

Modi is a disgrace; but let us make sure those pointing it out are not doing so to serve other interests

An amiable man in the dismal science

The RBI’s fuzzy approach to this famous trilemma of economics could challenge anyone’s sanity

The Indian Government is unable to counter the changing strategies of separatists

Campus rape at US colleges has for years gone unchecked. A group of students taking legal action against six leading institutions may finally change that

India now has special courts trying cases of crimes against women. Is this a sound strategy to rid the system of judicial sexism?

As one of Andy Murray’s business managers and the man behind an ambitious tennis league, Mahesh Bhupathi has his hands full and suitcase always packed

A movie starring Mad Men’s Jon Hamm will immortalise the remarkable story of this duo who went from small-town javelin throwers to big league baseball relief pitchers in America

Many women in India do not climax, and men alone are not to blame

Shagufta Rafique became a sex worker at the age of 17, joined bar-dancing some years later, and now finds success as a film scriptwriter

A Hug Does Not a Friendship Make • Bad Calculation • A Lucky Break-up

Science

Microscopic organisms have altered the course of wasp evolution. And perhaps ours too

Gadgets

A rugged navigation device from MapmyIndia meant for adventurous bikers

Cinema

An action-packed film that doesn’t give the audience space to jeer at its implausible storyline

Books

In Javier Marías’ writing, nothing is sacred, no fact safe from doubt, no story left unflipped