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The Backward is the new Brahmin

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Portrait of a power class on the rise

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For direction, wait for the next Budget

When a new government comes to power, there is always a keen anticipation on what the government will signal about its economic policies in its first budget. This is particularly the case with the…

Accidental death of a woman foretold

There is a stillness in the village, the kind of high strung lull that inevitably breaks into chaos given the first chance. Our car reaches a screeching halt in the middle of a mud lane; we have…

It’s a political gimmick

The winds of Assembly polls have gathered force in Maharashtra. Though still mild now, there is every indication that they will pick up speed in the three months to the polls. The ruling coalition…

Seven states of damnation

The Congress will likely face another drubbing in the elections that are to be held in six states over the next year, and also, see itself in deep disarray across various others, including Uttar…

Call to arms

Once again, the Indian defence sector is raising global expectations. Once again, India is beginning to be courted as a lucrative market for defence supplies. Once again, global vendors and foreign…

Will Modi play the great game?

It was joked in 1881 when Tsarist Russia captured the town of Merv in Turkmenistan that the governor- general in Calcutta became ‘mervous’. Another little-known detail of history that should interest…

Much ado about nothing

Chief Justice RM Lodha’s criticism of the Narendra Modi Government over the rejection of the proposal to elevate Gopal Subramanium as a judge of the Supreme Court is being described as a sign of a…

Tapas Pal

When Mamata Banerjee led the Trinamool Congress (TMC) to a historic victory over the Left in West Bengal, backing her were numerous faces of the intellectual and artistic fraternity of Bengal, many…

End of networking

In the pantheon of Google gods that occupy the temples of our digital lives, there are those that led short and insignificant lives, like Google Wave and Google Buzz. There are behemoths like Google…

Saint Antony and the Oligarchy of Communalism

Before we talk about AK Antony, who has suddenly discovered the rot of communalism at the core of the kind of secularism practised by his party in his home state of Kerala, let us talk about a man…