JANUARY 2011

Cover Story and Featured Stories

Editorial: January
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

The media censorship is an obnoxious and parochial plea for muzzling of democratic public debate, against cleansing the system of corruption, and breaking the collusive nexus among business, media and politics
Praful Bidwai Delhi

Or, journalism in the service of the highest bidder
Sukumar Muralidharan Delhi

Aftershocks of Congress’s Bihar debacle were felt at its 83rd plenary with top leaders admitting de-motivation among the ranks. It will take more than rhetoric to bridge the growing chasm between the grand old party’s leadership and its ordinary workers
Akash Bisht Delhi

For many, the demilitarisation of Kashmir means freedom
Meha Dixit Srinagar

Stagnation stalks the Congress even while scams and inflation destroy the UPA regime’s credibility
Hardnews Bureau

Much of the contemporary media sleaze can be traced to the new political economy of corporate greed, crony capitalism and corruption
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

So why is the UPA hell-bent on killing its unique success story: the NREGA? Here’s the inside narrative of the conspiracy
Ruchi Gupta Jaipur

The apex court might find it difficult to monitor complex multi-agency investigations like the 2G scam. Successful prosecution can be better ensured if the court appoints a panel of experts to monitor such cases
MR Sivaraman Chennai

Reality shows feeds off the anxieties and insecurities of our self-absorbed lives. They also feed into our insatiable greed and voracious appetites
Ratna Raman Delhi

The introduction of contraceptive Depo Provera in India might spell health disaster for millions of women, especially rural and poor women. And if city women too get hooked, it might also spell an urban disaster
Shaweta Anand Delhi

The NRI saviour arriving to purge his uncivilised motherland of its filth is becoming a bit too queasy in Bollywood
Anirban Bandyopadhyay Delhi