Corporate espionage

Spooks and spies, past and present

In 1986, Coomer Narain (above), regional manager of SLM Maneklal Industries Limited, was charged with criminal conspiracy and leaking important classified information to foreign agents between 1977 and 1985 in Delhi and Mumbai.

Official Secrets Act

Limits of ‘secrecy’

Former journalist Santanu Saikia (right) in police custody. The CBI booked a case against him in 1998 under the OSA for publishing the contents of a Cabinet note on divestment policy. The court acquitted him on the grounds that the publication of the document, though marked “secret”, was unlikely to affect the sovereignty and integrity of India or the security of the state or friendly relations with foreign states.


Hill of resistance

Dongria Kondhs and other tribal people watching the documentary “The Referendum” atop the Niyamgiri hill.


Act of cowardice

Govind Pansare with his wife, Uma, a file photograph. The couple were shot at near their home in Kolhapur.

National income statistics

Rejigging statistics

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan interacting with media after the RBI board meeting in New Delhi on August 10, 2014.

Public Health

Driven to distress

In the general ward at the Ernakulam General Hospital on November 25, 2013. A committee constituted by the Kerala State Planning Board says that the health care infrastructure in the State has come under severe stress.

Tamil Nadu

Writer speaks out

Perumal Murugan.


Scientist as an artist

K. Radhakrishnan performing at the Chembai Sangeetholsavam 2012 in the Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple.


Ukraine on the edge again

Russia-backed rebels in Debaltseve, Ukraine, on February 20, two days after they captured the embattled rail hub.


Sinking state

An Italian policeman stands guard as migrants wait at the port of Lampedusa to board a ferry bound for Porto Empedocle in Sicily on February 20. Italy is the worst affected by the surge of asylum-seekers heading from Libya in the aftermath of the Western intervention.

Data Card

State of the elderly

Expert speak

For a level playing field


Land Bill hits a wall

Farmers protesting against the proposed amendments to the Land Acquisition Act, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on February 24.

Swine flu

A wake-up call

Pupils wearing masks as a precaution against swine flu in a school in Hyderabad on January 22.

Vector-borne disease

Ailing research

A man with symptoms of chikungunya at a private hospital at Podanur near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

Livelihood Issues

A bank for the exploited

Transaction time at the Usha Multipurpose Cooperative Society, in Kolkata.

D. Ramanaidu

Dream merchant

D. Ramanaidu.

United Kingdom

Bold & different

Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the RT broadcasting centre in 2013.

West Asia

Fuelled by chaos

March 30, 2003: A young Iraqi girl flees Basra in southern Iraq as war rages on. The Gulf War of 2003 is one of the main reasons for the emergence of the Islamic State in the region.


Arrest of a former President

In Male on February 23, former President Mohamed Nasheed is dragged away from waiting mediapersons outside the court where he was being produced following his arrest the previous day.


Cosmos in miniature

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya, Bihar. The temple, built in the mid-5th century A.D. at the spot where the Buddha gained Enlightenment, near Gaya, is the oldest standing grand structure in India. Xuanzang, the Chinese pilgrim who visited the site in the 7th century, described Bodhgaya as
Volume: 32
Issue: 05
Issue Date: 20-03-2015



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