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The New Republic

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THE PRICE OF CONSTITUTIONAL PATRIOTISM

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Mercedes: A Star Is Reborn

Mercedes zips past rivals to regain leadership of the Indian luxury car market. A story foretold not by the night sky but by a blurry flag Whizzing past at over 250 km per hour, the chequered flag…

A Nation Beyond Prophets

Four writers who were prescient in many ways about a country few get right This December will mark the 70th anniversary of the start of India’s Constitutional journey. On 9 December 1946, the…

Out, Damned Spot

That’s life in a lost state The terror attack of 20 January that claimed the lives of at least two dozen students and faculty members of Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, some 35 km from Peshawar…

Janaka’s Questions

And Ashtavakra’s idea of freedom and bondage There was a sage named Ashtavakra. The name comes from अष्ट (ashta), meaning eight, and वक्र (vakra), meaning crooked. There are references to…

Sabarimala: Can Gods Be Easily Tempted?

Why everyone, including women, should avoid Sabarimala The only gangster I had any acquaintance with was a schoolmate and he was not very successful at it. In college, he became part of a rough…

The Ascensionist

A climber from Karnataka takes on the challenge of bolting new routes for upcoming mountaineers Badami’s rock formations are a conversation between the ancient and the modern. Some among them,…

India Art Fair 2016: Subcontinental Drift

With its special spotlight on South Asia, India Art Fair 2016 promises works from India’s immediate neighbourhood When you walk into the India Art Fair this year, Pichwai paintings, folk and tribal…