Cover Story

Acts of ambition

V.K. Sasikala  and the MLAs supporting her, at a resort on the outskirts of Chennai on February 12.

Interview: O. Panneerselvam

‘They started ill-treating me’

Former Speaker P.H. Pandian felicitating Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam at his residence in Chennai.

Cover Story

Legal restraint

Acting Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao with Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam at Raj Bhavan, Chennai, on February 9.

United States

Trump, turmoil and resistance

President Donald Trump signs an executive order establishing extreme vetting of people coming to the United States, on January 27.


Pre-fascism & the Muslim question

Outside Philadelphia International Airport in Pennsylvania, a protest against Trump’s travel ban, on January 29.

U.S. & Europe

Transatlantic tensions

Protesters in London during the Women’s March on January 21. Nearly 100,000 people are thought to have joined the London leg of the worldwide march, making it the largest outside the U.S.

United States

Running amok

Ethnic Yemenis and supporters protest against Trump’s ban order on immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Yemen, on February 2, in New York city.

United States

Outsourcing worries

Inside the campus of an IT services company in Bengaluru. Increasing the floor income level for H-1B visas will take away one of the main advantages BPO companies enjoy.

United States

Chinese checkers

U.S. President Donald Trump with Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba, after a meeting on January 9.

Dalit Issues

Casting aspersions

RRadhika Vemula and Raja Vemula in New Delhi on February 26, 2016.


Three phases of Indian renaissance

Raja Ram Mohan Roy.


Reconnecting with Laurie Baker

Vineet Radhakrishnan. It was the news of the imminent demolition of some of Baker's works that inspired him to make the documentary.

Public Health

‘Removing drug price control will be devastating’

S. Srinivasan, managing trustee of LOCOST.


Stubborn blindness

Budget 2017

Blinded by neoliberalism

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley outside his office in North Block holding the briefcase containing the Budget papers on February 1.

Budget 2017

Worrying failure

Students preparing for examinations on the pavement under street lights in Mumbai in February 2016. The outlay for education has come down and is just 0.21 per cent of the GDP.

Interview: Thomas Isaac

Towards decentralisation

Thomas Isaac, Finance Minister, Kerala.


Digital illusions

Credit card transactions still account for a small fraction of business in the country although many establishments, such as this store in Hyderabad, have begun accepting cards following demonetisation.

Nirmal Shekar

Sports star

Nirmal Shekar.

Assembly Elections: Uttar Pradesh

Advantage Akhilesh

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav at a joint election rally in Agra on February 3.

Assembly Elections: Uttarakhand

‘Modi magic’ on test

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat at an election campaign road show at Kashipur in Udham Singh Nagar district on February 2.

Assembly Elections: Manipur

Shadow of blockade

Vehicles coming into Imphal from the hill districts dominated by Nagas set on fire on December 18, 2016, by protesters who are angry with the blockade.


Targeting a film-maker

Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Cricket Administration

The game wins

Members of the Committee of Administrators, Diana Edulji, Vikram Limaye and Vinod Rai.

Kochi-Muziris Biennale

People's biennale

Data Card

Rural uptick

The Mookanakuppe Thimmegowda Government High School at Nelamangala, Bengaluru Rural District. A file picture.
Volume: 34
Issue: 04
Issue Date: 03-03-2017



Sashi Kumar

New Age gurudom

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Jayati Ghosh

A universal basic income in India?

Globally, the concept of a universal basic income, or UBI, is seen as a non-targeted provision in ad»

Ambedkar's Legacy

Address by N. Ram at the 75th Convocation of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Read more »

Women as proxies in politics

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Post Offices as Banking Institutions

A report that seeks to integrate threads of India’s financial inclusion dynamics and recognise the role post offices could play with their homespun technology. Read more »


Digital illusions
 '' A good example of how it cherry-picked data is its use of a highly dubious '' why this statement is dubious?? it is c...»
posted by Gaurav   on Feb 23, 2017 at 10:52 IST

Worrying failure
 Sir, The quality of education in Govt schools is poor due to the following reasons viz i. Poorly qualified teachers due to reservation ...»
posted by A.Natarajan   on Feb 21, 2017 at 19:36 IST

New Age gurudom
 Apart from mt above comments , I will like to further submit on Gandhi's philosophy about practicising religion by individual is personal de...»
posted by shambhoo sharan   on Feb 21, 2017 at 19:47 IST


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