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The American Scream

Cover Story

Who’s afraid of the outsider? ~ by S Prasannarajan, The petition raj of leftist intellectuals ~ by Tabish Khair,  The American scream ~ by Tunku Varadarajan, A suitable boy ~ by Kumar Anshuman, Still waiting for justice ~ by Ullekh NP, The domino chain of life ~ by Lhendup G Bhutia, 
McBattle ~ by Aresh Shirali, Death on far shores ~ by …

Stories in this issue

The American Scream

   WHEN THE inhabitants of Planet America line up to elect their leader in November, they will, in all likelihood, choose between two candidates— Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—who are more…

The Petition Raj of Leftist Intellectuals

ON THURSDAY, 4 March, released on bail after an unnecessary arrest, JNU Students’ Union President, Kanhaiya Kumar returned to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and gave a speech that has since…

Who’s Afraid of the Outsider?

 THIS HAS HAPPENED before, in varying degrees of catharsis as well as catastrophe. It is the story of the usurper erupting into national consciousness, of the stranger turning his biography into the…

Nambi Narayanan: Still Waiting for Justice

IN THE SPARTAN living room of his home not far from the West Fort area of Thiruvananthapuram, cobwebs hang from the walls and ceiling with benign indifference. Inside the tall cupboard that…

Kanhaiya Kumar: A Suitable Boy

ON 3 MARCH, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president, 28-year-old Kanhaiya Kumar, walked out of Tihar jail after the Delhi High Court granted him conditional bail for six…

Vijay Mallya: The King of Bad Times

FORTUNE FAVOURS THE brave but not necessarily the flamboyant. And certainly not flamboyance that refuses to go even in the face of criminal charges and bankruptcy. It is hard not to feel some pity…

Where Alcohol is Not Injurious to Health

 NECESSITY MUST surely be the mother of invention, and you can see it happening in some parts of rural Maharashtra where farmers, fed up with fighting pest infestation and low yields, have found a…

Adarsh Sharma

Barely two days after JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar was released on bail, posters were put up in central Delhi offering a bounty on him. Bearing the name of an organisation called the…

Maria Sharapova: Fallen Angel

IN THE WORLD of sports, Maria Sharapova has an incredible story. From her parents leaving Russia, to arriving in the US as a child, financially broke and without any understanding of English, with…

The Crayon Revolution

THE FIRST rumblings of it are upon us. You can guess by the tell-tale pencil shavings near your colleague’s desk. You can make out by the ink-stained thumb of your co-passenger on the flight. And the…