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Thunder From the East

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How India will shape the Asian century

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Thunder From the East

THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF economic adviser to the government of India is situated in the imposing government buildings in New Delhi left behind by the British Empire. These days, however, it feels more…

Who Will Shape the Asian Century?

IN the popular science of ‘Endology’, the decline—and the eventual fall—of the West is a perennial fascination. Strange, isn’t it, that it took only a quarter of a century after the demise of history…

His Master’s Lost Voice

AT A RECENT MEETING held at his Tughlaq Road residence in New Delhi, Rahul Gandhi was meant to discuss with Congress legislators a way forward in states where the party was steadily losing ground. At…

The Submarine Leak

THE INDIAN MILITARY is an open book. It has no hardware secrets worth the name because every major weapons platform and armament in its inventory— from combat aircraft, tanks, artillery to warships…

The Animal with Envious Rights

IT WOULD BE interesting to find out Usain Bolt’s reaction to becoming part of what has turned out to be the most urgent debate of our time: India’s relationship with the bovine species. Here are the…

Mother Teresa: The Measure of a Saint

WHAT MAKES FOR a saint? In the conception of the Catholic Church, which will anoint Mother Teresa as one on Sunday, 4 September, it is intimately tied to the ability to perform miracles. The Vatican…

A Natural Partnership

WITH THE SIGNING of the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), India and the US have further strengthened a military relationship that was already on a secure footing. There is plenty of…

Attack of the Killer Fungi

IN 2007, PEOPLE in the Himalayan village of Bemni accidentally stumbled upon a goldmine—a fungus growing on a dead caterpillar. The fungus, which enters the larva of the caterpillar moth, embalms its…

A Pause in My Meteor Showers

NINE YEARS AGO, in July 2007, I woke up with my hands tied to a hospital bed. I had no idea where I was. The tubelight flickered and the tiles in the room were a dirty green. For a month, I had…