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JIHAD - An Indian Love Story

Cover Story

Love Jihad divides western Uttar Pradesh along communal and political lines

Stories in this issue

Dreaming and dying in Bangalore

Bangalore is India’s Silicon Valley—at a price. Are its suicide levels, higher than elsewhere in urban India, any indication of its future? The office of SAHAI helpline for Suicide Prevention and…

JIHAD - An Indian Love Story

As you travel on the Meerut-Hapur road, around 25 kilometres from Meerut city, a small lane on the right takes you to Sarawa village. Police pickets all through its dingy lanes confirm that you are…

The Shah Commission

On the ground floor of Gujarat Bhawan, located in Delhi’s diplomatic enclave of Chanakyapuri, BJP president Amit Shah sits relaxed in a conference room, giving off a confident and in-control…

The Rise of Ideological Jihadists

Almost all terror attacks in Jammu & Kashmir and elsewhere in India could be attributed to the Pakistani military’s Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, as well as to major Pakistan-based terror…

The Iyengar Art of Living

In 2006, when I met BKS Iyengar, the yoga teacher who passed away on Wednesday, he was 88 years old. I was interviewing him for Reader’s Digest in the library of his residence-cum-yoga centre in Pune…

Censor Board corruption

Rakesh Kumar, the CEO of the country’s censor body Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), along with an advisory panel member and an authorised agent for censor certification, were recently…

Pakistan can’t straddle the Fence

Candle-light peaceniks on the Wagah Border may be disappointed. But India’s decision to call off foreign secretary-level dialogue with Pakistan cannot be seen as a setback. The government’s move has…

K Chandrasekhar Rao, Telangana CM

After ordering a controversial household survey—called ‘Samagra Kutumba Survey 2014’ (Intensive Household Survey)—in Telangana, supposedly to ensure better distribution of services in the newly-…

The Iron Lady of the Northeast

It has been nearly 14 years since Irom Sharmila from Manipur went on a hunger strike. In this period, no morsel of grain or a single drop of water has touched her lips. Her voice, as evidenced on the…

A Looming Crisis in Coffee

A crisis is brewing in the coffee industry. A pest called white stem borer, which attacks the soft stem of the Arabica variety, has led to the destruction of plantations. Damaged crops have to be…