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Can the Right Be Liberal?

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A moment of reckoning in Indian politics

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Stay East, Young Man

The perceived unabated influx of illegal migrants from Bangladesh into Assam and the consequent perceptible change in the state’s demographic pattern have been matters of grave concern. Such…

War for the Planet of the Apes Movie Review

Half an hour into this movie and you could be forgiven for being reminded of a Sergio Leone Western. Even though the content is anything but. This third installment of the Planet of the Apes reboot…

Jagga Jasoos Movie Review

Anurag Basu’s latest offering is a pastiche of vaguely familiar ideas from popular Western literature, comic strips and films. The hero is a stuttering and singing detective (he stammers from the…

Can the Right Be Liberal?

THE CONCEPT OF liberalism in various mutant forms like ‘left-liberal’ and ‘libtard’ seems to be under attack globally. Originating in America, an idea has taken hold that liberals are effete, elite,…

Mind Wars: China Punches Above its Weight

SHAUN REIN, MANAGING director of the Shanghai-based think-tank, China Market Research Group, puts it pithily: Beijing’s ongoing border standoff with Delhi is all about China trying to exert power in…

A Conspiracy of Veggies

YOU HAVE RS 50,000 crore in losses and not a hope of ever being able to recover it, so what should you do? You could do nothing for starters, because while the amount does seem somewhat alarming, it…

Ravi Shastri: Always at Play

ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU need to know about the new coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri, is available in one tweet, punched out by the man himself. Written this May, sometime when the round-…

Extra Leeway

IF THERE ISan Achilles Heel of India’s war machine, it is the snail-paced system of procuring weapons for the Army. Plans to equip the armed forces with cutting-edge defence systems—ranging from big…

The Hills Have Angry Eyes

A YEAR AGO in September, Mamata Banerjee made what was one of several trips to the distant town of Kalimpong. It was a trip like no other. In the prior months, she had selected various tribes and…

Mumbai Notebook

OH, TO BE in Mumbai now that the monsoon is here! Actually, you are not likely to hear too many Mumbaikars saying that because this is the season of stifling humidity, sudden downpours almost…