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The Return of Rage

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Discontent in Kashmir deepens as the PDP-BJP government loses its way

Stories in this issue

Two Leaves and A Rebellion

“Pembillai orumai zindabad (Long live women’s union)!” A woman screamed this slogan, in Tamil, before the office of Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company in Munnar. A couple of thousand women,…

The Return of Rage

Naeem Khan can’t leave his house. The police have positioned themselves at the gates of his elegant home in Srinagar’s Ibrahim Colony for several days now, without bothering, as usual, to offer any…

Call of the Zealot

Maybe it is time to re-read the old ghost story, for the spectre we thought had been exorcised by history has returned to haunt Europe. As if words like Syriza and Podemos are not enough to bring out…

On the Kumbh Waterfront

Atheists might not agree or participate, but even they have to see some merit in religious festivals. There is, for instance, a social value to them, the reaffirmation of a sense of community. Up to…

Best Indian States for Business

The World Bank recently released a study that analysed and listed states according to the seriousness of their intent of doing business reforms. The result, when it came to who would be at the top,…

Welcome the Move Towards Productive Assets

One notable feature of the recent stock market volatility was the enhanced buying done by domestic investors even as indices went down. Most of it was by financial institutions, but retail buyers…

Charlie Hebdo

Not so long ago, ‘Je Suis Charlie’ trended worldwide. Leaders and people of several nations walked in solidarity with the cause of the editorial team of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, many…

Red Star Hotel

With the United Nations General Assembly session almost underway, a new issue seems to have gripped several world powers: where in New York will its leaders stay? Or, more accurately, will they put…

A Muted Sequel to an Agitation

After starring, co-directing, singing, editing and in all likelihood also paying for the cost of the utterly awful film MSG: The Messenger, Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, head of the Dera…

Nothing Medieval About Them

The seizure of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, in June 2014 by the Islamic State was the most significant single event involving Muslim militants anywhere in the world since the attacks on…