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The Blind Men of the Home Ministry

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Home truths about India's anti-Maoist operations

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The Blind Men of the Home Ministry

ONE EVENING, IN THE first week of January 2013, a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft took off from the Indian Air Force base in Hindon, Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of Delhi. It carried, among others, a…

Mumbai Notebook

ONE OF THE late RK Laxman’s best ‘You Said It’ cartoons featured the city’s favourite subject, its roads. Laxman’s befuddled Common Man, umbrella in hand, glasses in place, is peering into a large…

Indraprastha

IN A COUPLE of weeks the term of law officers of the Central Government will be up for renewal. The top two , Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi and Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, are most likely to…

Ode to Triple Talaq

WE ARE WITNESSING the last days of Triple Talaq, a practice that even a number of Islamic countries have given up as having no place in a civilised society. It continues in India in the name of…

Saving Mr Jadhav

FOR NOW, KULBHUSHAN Jadhav, the former Indian Navy officer who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, lives. On Thursday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the judicial…

VK Geetha: An Unlikely Woman Chieftain

THE BEDTIME STORIES that VK Geetha had heard as a child were those of displacement, uncertainty and violence. Her father had lost his home thrice, each time to make way for the construction of a dam…

Underground Dalit Leaders: Band of Brothers

Advocate Chandra Shekhar Azad ‘Ravan’—that is how the man on the phone introduces himself. “Ravan fought for his sister’s honour. I fight for the honour of thousands of my Dalit sisters,” he explains…

Pirates of the Cyber World

ON MAY 15TH, Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that India has seen only “isolated incidents” of cyber attack by the WannaCry ransomware, the latest variant of…

David Goodhart

IN AN ANGRIER, resentful world, the establishment politician is an endangered item. Defying the divisions of ideology and the restrictions of demography, the aggrieved legion is asking for change and…