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JIHAD 2.0

Cover Story

Islamist warriors on a rampage in Iraq pose a new global threat

Stories in this issue

The desperate game

It was the fallout of an impropriety at the Law Ministry. Intelligence reports are mandatory before hiring a Supreme Court judge, but leaking the contents of such a report sent to the Ministry is…

The Egyptian government

During the Arab Spring, Egypt was thought to be the flashpoint that would spark off liberal democracy in the region; but it is now swiftly going in the opposite direction. After upholding the death…

Cannibal at play

A day before Luis Suárez, the Uruguayan forward who plays for Liverpool, was named the Football Supporters’ Federation Player of the Year for 2013, and his name was doing the rounds for the PFA…

The worried man’s guide to nabbing elephants

It looked like a clear shot when he crept up behind the elephant with his tranquiliser gun, but it turned all of a sudden, and charged at him. “The earth shook. I fired the dart. It hit its ear, but…

The National Herald case

A Delhi court has asked Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi to appear before it over a case that is connected to The National Herald newspaper. This is the handiwork of an old foe, Dr Subramanian…

The Campa Cola syndrome

Life is tough—it becomes self evident sooner or later. There are all kinds of dangers waiting round the corner for perfectly good people. The State’s role is to ensure that such shocks are kept to a…

Bring back some imperialism please

Iraq was America’s unfinished war, no matter that Barack Obama, even before stepping into the White House, called it a phoney war. He wanted to be the non-George Bush of America, for the Republican…

Sloth, stupor and shame in Punjab

Amandeep Singh, who has been a constable with the Punjab Police for three years, thanks Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for his job. “I was appointed under the Director General of Police’s quota…

Educating Ms Smriti Irani

It is no secret that Smriti Irani is one of Narendra Modi’s favourite ministers, but she has often come under sharp attack for capitulating on values that are at the heart of the Prime Minister’s…

Modi and the uses of dissent

Recently, I rushed to this friend of mine who sat eating vadas, enjoying each nuanced bite with a sense of joy. I told her that Narendra Modi was cleaning up the Ganga and talked enthusiastically…