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J Jayalalithaa, acquitted by the court, returns to reclaim the crown. How her freedom changes it all in the South

Stories in this issue

J Jayalalithaa: The Phoenix

On Monday morning, when a former DMK MP texted a customary greeting to a party leader, he wasn’t expecting a reply. ‘Anna, how can it be a good morning?’ came the querulous retort, a little after 11.…

Nepal Earthquake: Help one another or die

No man is an island, Entire of itself. —John Donne (1572-1631) Even if only a few Nepalese grumbled about Indian journalists during one of South Asia’s worst natural disasters, one complaint is one…

The discreet charm of KV Kamath

A Mumbai-based banker describes ICICI Bank Chairman Kundapur Vaman Kamath, who has been named the first president of the New Development Bank set up by BRICS countries, as ‘Switzerland’ for his…

Game of Thrones

If anyone in India decided to do a Game Of Thrones in a modern context, the BCCI would be the stage to set the characters. Friends here turn enemies within a blink, unexpected people suddenly become…

Hersh Controversy Over Osama bin Laden’s Killing

The world’s most wanted man, responsible for one of the worst terror attacks in world history, was caught and killed four years ago in a night raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, by a group of US Navy…

Good Intentions Are Not Enough

Whatever the intent of the Government, some of the changes the Union Cabinet has approved for India’s Child Labour Act could prove counter- productive. While it has approved a ban on employment of…

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal is a leader full of surprises, and, in recent times, not always pleasant. For a man who is said to have begun his political career by courting the Indian media, it is ironic that his…

Where the Sword Is Mightier

Bangladesh may have been established as a secular country, but over the last few decades, an exceptionally virulent strain of religious fundamentalism has come to the fore. The country’s politics is…