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Agenda AMU

Cover Story

The Centre is determined to deny minority status to Aligarh Muslim University

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Crime and Nourishment

Woman of the Dead by Bernhard Aichner (Scribner | 288 Pages | $26) A revenge story—one where you sit with the heroine in the payback time chair. In the first chapter, ‘Eight years earlier’, Brunhilde…

Divine Comedy by the Hoogly

WHEN FICTION enters the autonomous space of faith, it humanises the sacred, and the profanities of inquiry become as engrossing as the possibilities of belief. Jesus’ dream on the cross in Nikos…

Is It BJP’s Mahatma Moment?

WITH ITS ELECTORAL VICTORY in Assam and a double-digit vote share in Kerala, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) finally seems to be entering those zones of India which were long held out of bounds for…

Agenda AMU

ON 8 JANUARY THIS YEAR, then Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy walked into Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani’s Tughlaq Crescent home in Lutyens’ Delhi with a sense of urgency.…

West Bengal: Marx Is Dead, Long Live Mamata

I CANNOT UNDERSTAND the hue and cry over West Bengal’s election results. The scale of the Trinamool Congress victory may have somewhat exceeded expectations, but victory was never in doubt. As Mamata…

Chabahar And the Great Game

THAT INDIA AND Iran have had much to share culturally over the ages is a diplomatic cliché in bilateral relations, but the facsimile display that the Indian delegation put up in Tehran of a centuries…

Flipkart: Startup Pangs

THE HEADY TIMES of the dotcom bubble of the late 1990s were underpinned by the idea that the internet would fundamentally change the nature of the way the world conducted life and business. It was…

O! Rajagopal

IF THE BJP finally opened an account in Kerala’s Assembly election, no one is surprised that it was O Rajagopal who did it, perhaps the apt culmination for a political career spreading over 50 years…

Loyal and Insecure

LOYALTY PLEDGES often evoke sniggers and mirth in a democracy. All they do is diminish the stature of the person to whom the pledge is made. This is the situation which the Congress party finds…

Menstruation: The Inhuman Stain

WHEN A 14-YEAR OLD school girl recently committed suicide in Ambarnath, a Mumbai suburb, it was initially attributed to academic pressure. Her friends, however, revealed that the girl had been…