AAP's strategy

Sharp swing

Arvind Kejriwal addressing a rally at Sanjay Colony in Bhati Mines area of New Delhi on January 23.


What next?

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal pays tribute to Bhagat Singh at Khatkar Kalan village in Punjab on April 12, 2014. It is in Punjab the AAP will most likely take its first step to go national. It polled neary 25 per cent of the votes in the Lok Sabha electon in the State.


India’s sordid record

Colombo, July 1987: Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and President J.R. Jayewardene sign the historic Indo-Sri Lanka Accord. Behind Rajiv Gandhi is External Affairs Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao.


Preamble politics

Members of the Union Cabinet signing copies of the new Constitution of India at the final session of the Constituent Assembly on January 24, 1950. From right, Jairamdas Daulatram, Minister for Food and Agriculture; Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Health Minister; Dr John Mathai, Finance Minister; and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Deputy Prime Minister. Labour Minister Jagjivan Ram is behind Patel.


Exposing a frame-up

Sayyed Liyaqat Shah, who was arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police, in New Delhi on March 22, 2013.

Water Resources

Grand revival

Chintapatla residents standing on the tank bed of Lakshman Chervu, a 119-acre storage body that has remained dry for several years of the past decade.


The Rebirth in Puri

This millennium’s first Nabakalebara will culminate with the annual Rath Yatra Puri scheduled to be held on July 18 . Above, the three chariots of Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra during last year's festival.

Eco zone

Conflicting interests

June 18, 2013: The devastation around the Kedarnath Temple caused by the floods.


Food insecurity

At a ration shop in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu. A large section depends on the PDS for foodgrains.

Data Card

Missile power

The ship-launched Dhanush, a variant of Prithvi-II.


Syriza’s triumph

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ()centre) after his government won the confidence vote early on February 11.


The night is long

Anti-government protesters walk into Tahrir Square in Cairo after they clashed briefly with pro-government protesters on January 25.

Interpreting the numbers

A new socio-economic group

Interview: Chief Election Commissioner

‘100 per cent peaceful’

H.S. Brahma:


Neutrino scare

Preliminary work under way for the proposed neutrino observatory at Pottipuram in the Bodi hills on January 12.

Freedom of Expression

Who is the offended?

Members of the Muslim community protest against the satirical content of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on January 31. Reproduction of the magazine's cover in the Mumbai edition of the Urdu daily


Hounding an activist

Teesta Setalvad. She has relentlessly pursued the Gujarat riot cases, punishment for the guilty and compensation for the victims of the riots.

Black money

Swiss Leaks

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane.


Old economics, new stirrings

Ha-Joon Chang.

West Asia

Reaping whirlwind

A Jordanian girl holds a poster of pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, who was being held captive by Islamic State militants, in Amman on February 2.


Terror as pretext

Goodluck Jonathan, presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party, at an election rally in Maiduguri on January 24.


Yoga & health

Shirshasana, B.K.S. Iyengar, at age 95, Iyengar Yoga Institute, Pune, Maharashtra.


Acts of resistance

A scene from Samuel Beckett's masterpiece
Volume: 32
Issue: 04
Issue Date: 06-03-2015



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Constructing Heritage

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Hounding an activist
 Gujarat High Court has ruled in favor of the government. To blame the case as vendetta just because the Supreme Court has given a conditiona...»
posted by Narendra KV   on Mar 1, 2015 at 21:33 IST

India’s sordid record
 A highly biased article from this author. what Srilankan tamils asking for is ,equal status like sinhalese nothing more than that! do you...»
posted by krishnaPrasad M   on Feb 26, 2015 at 15:01 IST

Reaping whirlwind
 It is sure that the ISIS will be destroyed and all its members killed. However by that time the damage wrecked on the countries involved as ...»
posted by Ashok U Manikoth   on Feb 27, 2015 at 17:20 IST


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