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Arvind Kejriwal: The Reckoning

Cover Story

Spying, splurge, nepotism and more from the secret core of the Kejriwal regime

Stories in this issue

Fire and Ice in Kashmir

ON A CLEAR summer day, the blue water of the Kishanganga is a sight to enjoy. The crisp and somewhat cool air adds to the mix. Ghulam Rasool, however, has no such luxury. As an elder of Chorwan, the…

Amma is Not Well

THERE IS AN unshakeable sense of déjà vu about Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s admission to Apollo Hospital in central Chennai on 22 September. Thirty- two years ago, around this time in…

Stumped by the Umpire

EVEN IF THE BCCI had been unable to disburse any money for the third Test against New Zealand, as it threatened, would it have mattered? It is unlucky for the organisation that the Lodha Committee…

The Name of the Author

ELENA FERRANTE IS easily one of the greatest literary enigmas of our time. The Italian author, first published in Italy in 1992, and best known for her Neapolitan quartet, has become a sensation over…

The End of SAARC Is Near

THE ON-GOING visit of Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to New Delhi has all the trappings of a routine visit by a head of government: briefings, photo-ops, Q&A sessions with the…

Between Shouters and Doubters

DON’T GLOAT. Be restrained. Finally Narendra Modi had to tell his war-mongering legion. After the midnight adventure along the LoC, the leader of India Resurgent could have played the warrior king.…

To Die Like a Dog in Kerala

SEVENTEEN PEOPLE FROM a gram panchayat in Kerala found police cases registered against them for killing 22 stray dogs on 28 September. Towards the end of last month, the state also woke up to images…

Open Diary

AFTER MY MOTHER died in 1992, the frequency of my visits to Kolkata—or Calcutta, as I instinctively call it—diminished progressively. Caught up in the hurly-burly of the profession, there was little…

For an Unrelenting Silent War

DOES THE MILITARY operation conducted by Indian para commandos across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in the wee hours of 29 September change the fundamentals of India’s…

Dented Trump

THE SCENE I am about to describe really happened. I saw it with my own eyes, on a stormy night last week, at a small airport in Melbourne, central Florida. Before a crowd of 10,000 people (with…