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The Defence Dynasty

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Inside the permanent establishment of Indian arms dealers

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Indian Arms Dealers: The Defence Dynasty

IT was Christmas eve 2015 in Moscow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his maiden visit to Putin’s Russia, was all set to strike some crucial deals with aerospace and defence companies. Accompanying…

The Myth of Hindu Terror

IN 2009, ACCORDING to WikiLeaks, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had told the then US Ambassador to India, Timothy Roemer, that “the bigger threat [than Islamic terrorism] may be the growth of…

The Curse of Memory and the Uses of Forgetting

THE STRUGGLE OF man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. When Milan Kundera wrote this thirty-five years ago, it was an inevitable aphorism from a novelist trapped in history.…

The Faulty Genes’ Stupid Offspring

THE SELF-MADE POLITICIAN, especially of the criminal variety, is a clever resourceful person; an entrepreneur who decided early on that success and morals cannot go together and battled his way up…

Erasing Nehru

YOU CAN FIND Jawaharlal Nehru on page 91 and 177 of a Class VIII Social Science textbook in Rajasthan. Make what you want to of this statement by a minister but it has further inflamed Congress party…

The Delights of Detachment

‘Money is the root of all evil.’ Most of us have heard this expression. If we take it to be just an expression, nothing more need be said. However, as a reference to the Bible, the quote is wrong.…

Fireworks in the Making

Could the film industry be gearing up for another messy fallout? With the release of Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees now shifted to the Republic Day weekend in 2017, the film is expected to clash with Sanjay…

Judiciary: Judgment Day

ON 11 MAY, the Harish Rawat government staged a triumphant comeback in Uttarakhand after a lapse of 46 days. Well, almost 46 days, for a day before the Supreme Court restored life to the dismissed…

Sheba Chhachhi: Travels in Hyperreality

‘ARC SILT DIVE’. THESE three verbs make up the rather enigmatic title of a fresh off-the-stands book featuring a selection of significant works by multimedia artist Sheba Chhachhi. ‘Arc’ indicates…