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The Caliphate Files: Inside the Islamic State Modules of India

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Inside the Islamic State Modules of India

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Modi Versus Them

WORDS MAKE ALL the difference, and words have made Narendra Modi the most successful campaigner in power today. Those who have been rattled by the ease with which he makes people believe in him will…

The Unwinnable Argument

EVERY ACTION, WHEN evaluated by its intent, is a pretty good indicator of whether it is morally appropriate; whether it was good to do so or not. And yet, to see the reaction against Article 15, a…

Zaira Wasim: The Reluctant Superstar

SHE’S PLAYED A wrestling champion in Dangal (2016) and won a National Award for Best Supporting Actress. She’s played a young Muslim who becomes a singer despite her strict father’s opposition in…

Gadkari’s New Media

The new Government has hit the ground running on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s direction but one minister in the team, Nitin Gadkari, has no need for exhortation. His work has already earned him…

Kabir: The Paradoxical Saint

WHEN THE 15TH CENTURY saint-poet Kabir died, the legend goes, his disciples fought over his body. Hindus insisted on cremating it while Muslims argued for a burial. A scuffle ensued, the shroud was…

The Myanmar Problem

MYANMAR HAS LONG been an important element in India’s ‘look east/act east’ policy. In recent years, it figured prominently in India’s strategy to mitigate its vulnerabilities in the Siliguri Corridor…

Is it all maya now?

ON A NOVEMBER afternoon in 2016, a few journalists were led into a long conference hall at Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati’s 3 Tyagraj Marg residence in the capital. She had decided to…

Modi’s Water Sutra

PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi recently made a grand statement in the first edition of his Mann Ki Baat programme after assuming power for a second term. It was an appeal to the people of the country…

The Monsoon Mantra

IN THE HOT fug of a June afternoon, Pradeep John, Chennai’s not-quite-amateur proto-weatherman, looks anxiously out the cafe window as he stirs up a storm in his watermelon juice. He has places to be…