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Akhilesh Yadav: The Son Supremacy

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Akhilesh Yadav rises from the family wreckage

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Arnab Goswami: India’s Inquisitor

FOR SOME TIME now, Abha Singh has had absolute strangers and distant acquaintances accosting her with all sorts of queries. This happens as she goes about her day-to-day life as a lawyer-activist in…

Behind the Spy Games

SPY GAMES ARE normal fare in New Delhi. India’s western neighbour tries to gather as many military secrets as it can. Often, it succeeds. But once in a while, the spooks get caught and thus begins a…

Hindi As a Foreign Language

THE LAST THING that Zareen Azad expected to find at Delhi University were groups of students protesting against a compulsory Hindi course to be taken by those who hadn’t studied the language in…

Akhilesh Yadav: The Son Supremacy

In 2012, shortly after he was named the chief ministerial candidate of the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav reacted rather naively to comparisons with Rahul Gandhi whose…

America Beyond Pornography

WE ALL KNOW that an American presidential election is not a matter of America’s alone, and on November 9th, when the leader of the free world is announced, we will all be Americans, at least as long…

Madhya Pradesh: Growing Steady

INVESTOR SUMMITS ARE a rage in India. From Gujarat, which pioneered the art of bringing potential investors together at big, fair-like, events, the trend has spread to other states as well. Madhya…

Open Diary

OF ALL THE overseas trips I have made in recent years, a short visit to Jerusalem last year was perhaps the most memorable. ‘Official’ engagements made it difficult to spend more than a day in the…

Behind the God’s War

ON 4 JULY 2014 the leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, defiantly ascended the pulpit of the Mosul Grand Mosque, slowly and deliberately, leading with his right foot. “Your brothers, the…

Who Will Win Tata's Trust?

TATA HAS LONG spelt ‘Trust’, they say; bereft of its big T, it only spells ‘rust’. That this big T is a set of values and not an individual with that name—as some suspect somebody thinks—is a point…