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Is Candidate Rahul the Biggest Asset for Modi in 2019?

Cover Story

Instead of unveiling an alternative vision for India, the Congress president has made himself an election issue

Stories in this issue

Corporate Crime and Punishment

JUSTICE IN THE field of business suffers a classic affliction: rules for a few are framed by the many, and the many who frame them are mostly clueless about what the few do. No wonder viewpoints tend…

Why Prohibition is Doomed to Fail

TWO YEARS AGO, when Nitish Kumar implemented prohibition in Bihar through a law that sought to imprison drunk people for five years, it was abundantly clear that it was going to fail. That he would…

Hello Sabrina

GRAPHIC NOVELS HAVE been at the edge of literary consideration for a long time. Cultural tastemakers hemmed and hawed over them. Fans championed their artistic and literary merits, even as some of…

Beyond the Trump Turmoil

INDIA’S RELATIONS WITH the US have seen a measure of turbulence in recent months. But there is some good news on the horizon. An impending piece of legislation that would have injected bitterness in…

Imran Khan: Captain Pakistan

AS IT TURNED out, the just-concluded general election in Pakistan was somewhat like the country itself—rancorous, disorderly, violent, suspicious, but still chugging along on some complex force that…

Open Diary

FROM THE MOMENT it became clear that there was no immediate threat to Narendra Modi, the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha became a routine exercise, another occasion for all the stalwarts to…

The Untold History of Hampi

IN THE FALL of 1443, a dhow bringing an ambassador from Timurid Central made landfall at the port of Calicut on the Malabar Coast of Southern India. Abdur Razzak Samarqandi was on an important…

Fake News: The Poison of Forwards

THE POLICE CONSTABLE had something strange to report to his district chief. In 20 years of service in these parts in Telangana, he had never witnessed it before. Situated over 200 km from Hyderabad,…

The Rock Bottom of Origins

AS A YOUNG geology student in Durgapur, West Bengal, in the 1980s, Rajat Mazumdar now recalls with affection how taken up he was with the debate around an ancient rock sample that had been discovered…