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JIHAD AFTER PARIS

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Chaotic, Dynamic and Hard to Fight by Jason Burke

Stories in this issue

Where the Sun Don’t Shine

The dark, desolate, gloomy and clearly depressing provide the idyllic setting for a crime. And if the setting is a Nordic country, your dozen dead bodies have found the perfect complement for the…

The Great Big Indian Library

Therigatha: Poems of the First Buddhist Women; Sufi Lyrics; The History of Akbar: Volume 1; The Story of Manu; and Sur’s Ocean. Ranging from translations of Bulhe Shah’s Gurmukhi lyrics to the work…

BE WORRIED, VERY WORRIED

After almost every jihadist attack, one hears loud sighs of relief from professional secularists and a section of the commentariat: Indian Muslims are different and they are not for the establishment…

JIHAD AFTER PARIS

The lone wolf has internalised the imperium, and when he pulls the trigger, or draws out the knife, or faces his executioner with the greatness of his god on his lips, he becomes a voluntary slave at…

The Books of Civilisation

The Murty Classical Library of India is a love marriage of delicious elegance between new money and old glory If the Bharat Ratna has not been utterly debased by political whimsy and point-scoring—…

Satanic Forces

The literary suicide of Perumal Murugan The novelist is the loneliest of artists, hunched over for years over his desk, constantly at war with his demons, assailed by relentless self doubt,…

The Dera Sacha Sauda chief

The Dera chief has been accused of rape and murder and of ordering the castration of 400 Dera followers The Indian Censor Board recently refused to clear the film MSG: The Messenger of God which…

Economics decoupled from politics

The political expediency did not mar the cooperation is commendable The recently concluded state-level summits to woo investment in West Bengal and Gujarat saw the end of a bad practice in politics:…

Ramesh Tawadkar

For declaring that Goa’s government will set up centres to ‘cure’ people of homosexuality It takes a certain level of regressive conservatism to claim not just that homosexuality is abnormal, but…