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Assassinated Again

Cover Story

Everyone wants to adopt Rajiv Gandhi’s killers

Stories in this issue

Coal Market Regulator as a Damp Squib

The government wants to institute a regulator for India’s coal market, and it is so keen on one that even though such an entity is envisaged by a Coal Regulatory Authority bill pending in Parliament…

Submarine Scapegoat

The resignation of India’s Chief of Naval Staff Admiral DK Joshi over a series of operational incidents has put the spotlight on defence management under the UPA’s charge. Barely an hour after…

Sahara Shri Bees Hazaar

Sahara Group Chairman Subrata Roy’s love for fast cars and the high life is as famous as the man himself. Does he also love a high-speed chase? Looks like it. One would assume that a sum of Rs 20,000…

The Other Olympian

Very few Indian athletes took part in both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics, and none made it to this year’s Sochi Winter Olympics as well. One Indian, however, participated in all three…

The Unwitting Reformer

Since the beginning of Sanjay Dutt’s sentence last year, for every two days he has spent inside jail, he has spent one at home. There was puzzlement when he got out in October citing a hand injury,…

Inside the flea market of coalition politics

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was away in Delhi to attend a meeting of the Left parties- led ‘Third Front’ when Lalu Prasad, his former comrade-in-arms and now political rival, walked past his 1…

The family woes of Rahul Gandhi

Politics breeds dynasties, or so it seems. Consider the case of George W Bush, two-term president of the United States from January 2001 to January 2009. He is the son of George Herbert Walker Bush,…

Why Indian Politics Is Anti-Wealth

When you are on the side of the people, the nameless and the shirtless, there is no bogeyman more useful than the bloated plutocrat. You don’t have to be a demagogue from Caracas or a revolutionary…

The Last Shivaji

He is reportedly an alcoholic and loves life in the fast lane. An opportunist, his politics is sans ideology. His drunkenness and public spats are recounted as amusing anecdotes across Satara, the…

Conscience Keepers

On 25 February, Star TV CEO Uday Shankar, far away from his plush corporate office in Mumbai, was in a remote village in interior Bihar called Gehlaur. Along with him was actor Aamir Khan and they…