Uttar Pradesh

Samajwadi Party: Polarisation & prospects

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav flanked by his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and party leader Azam Khan at a rally in Lucknow on March 6.


Janata Dal (United): Reinventing itself

Nitish Kumar addressing an election rally at Sherghati in Gaya district on April 4.


Nationalist Congress Party: Pawar’s power

Sharad Pawar, NCP chief, and his daughter and Rajya Sabha member Supriya Sule.

Trinamool Congress

Changing dynamics

Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee campaigning in Bardhaman district in on April 7.

Shiromani Akali Dal

Mainstreaming itself

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal (right) and SAD president and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal at an election rally at Maur Mandi.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

Soren and sons

Shibu Soren, with his son and Chief Minister Hemant Soren (right), releasing the JMM manifesto.

INLD & Haryana Janjit Congress

Politics of caste

Om Prakesh Chautala, INLD chief.

Labour Issues

Locked out at Toyota

Employees outside the Toyota facility in Bidadi near Bangalore after the company halted production at its two factories on March 20 amid a dispute regarding wages.


Why civilisations collapse

The Roman Empire is a prime example of societies that reached very advanced levels of civilisation only to end in an abrupt and precipitous collapse, which lasted for centuries. Seen here is the arch of Caracalla, one of the relics of the Roman Empire, in the town of Djemila in Algeria.

Data Card

Cancer in India

Editor’s Note

Andhra Pradesh

TDP: Telugu Modi

N. Chandrababu Naidu, president of the TDP, faces angry supporters after he decided on an alliance with the BJP.

Tamil Nadu

AIADMK: Lone ranger

Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa at an election rally in Ramanathapuram on March 29.

Janata Dal (Secular)

Battle of a patriarch

H.D. Deve Gowda.

Biju Janata Dal

For future bargains

Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik addressing an election rally at Kaliabali in Ganjam district on April 8.

Asom Gana Parishad

Rise and fall

Asom Gana Parishad president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta with Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio at a rally in Sivasagar, Assam, on April 3.

National Conference, PDP

Turf war

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah with his father and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah after the latter filed his nomination papers on April 7 to contest the Srinagar-Budgam Lok Sabha seat.


Claying around in Andretta

Biscuited pots waiting to be glazed and fired.


Inflationary origin

Figure 1: The dark sector lab, located about a kilometre from the South Pole, houses the BICEP2 telescope (left) and the South Pole Telescope (right).
Volume: 31
Issue: 08
Issue Date: 02-05-2014



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