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The untold story of the undercover operation that caught India’s most wanted terrorist Yasin Bhatkal and the shabby treatment meted out to the cops who risked their career

Stories in this issue

Re-Imaginning Benares

I am back in Benares after a period of seven months. From my very first moment of being back, of stepping out of the railway station, driving through the city and settling down at home, the basic…

The Blood Sport of Malabar

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader P Jayarajan welcomes you with a disarming smile, as if he is meeting a comrade-in-arms after decades. Long years of pain and suffering following an attempt…

THANKLESS INDIA

An Indian tourist leaned thoughtfully on the metal balustrade outside a bar in Nepal’s scenic town of Pokhra. Clad in Bermuda shorts and a bright bush-shirt, the man could have been any of the…

Soulmates of the East

There is an old American phrase, ‘wooden Indian’, that was used to describe the life-size statues of Native American chiefs placed outside tobacco stores in the United States in less enlightened…

The World of Modi

If the photo ops suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is more accessible to people in Thimpu and Tokyo than to the folks in Delhi and elsewhere in India, it says something about the man. A man…

Those to Whom Evil Is Done…

There is a WH Auden poem, ‘September 1, 1939’ on the madness that brought on World War II and it has these lines encapsulating the psychology of victims: ‘I and the public know/ What all…

The ‘discovered’ identity of Jack the Ripper

Among serial killers, Jack the Ripper remains the most famous one in history. He is said to have murdered and mutilated at least five sex workers in London in 1988. The killer’s identity was never…

An Opportunity for Reassessment

The Operation Megh Rahat carried out by the Army in flood-ravaged Kashmir appears to be redefining the complex relationship between the people of the Valley and the armed forces. The good work by the…

State Cricket Associations

He is a man whose son-in-law is directly implicated in a betting racket involving the IPL team that his company owns. The Supreme Court itself has forced him out of the running of the Board of…

An Indian Star

It was not too long ago that Sania Mirza found herself being dragged into a controversy not of her choosing. She had just been made the brand ambassador of the new state of Telangana when K Laxman, a…