February 2012

Cover Story and Featured Stories

India's mammoth biometrics-based identification project gets a thumbs up from the home ministry, even as inconvenient questions haunting aspects of data collection and control still hang fire
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

'Not many imagined that a young girl who hated the upper castes would go so far in politics. We did not take her seriously then,' remarks a local who has seen Mayawati's rise
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi/Bijnor

A bird song for Mario Miranda and pristine Moira

Hartman D'Souza Goa

It showcases the female gaze, as opposed to the clichéd male gaze
Amit Sengupta Delhi

Remembering Ramanujan's Three Hundred Ramayanas through the prism of the luminescent May 1968 students' uprising in France
Manoj K Jha Delhi

Jayant Chaudhary might become a star in the Jat hinterland if he inherits Chaudhary Charan Singh's mass appeal, and chucks Ajit Singh's dubious shifts
Akash Bisht Kheragarh (Agra)