JULY 2010

Even if the monsoon defeats India, it comes as celebration. As it arrives, always following infinite physical suffering of a hard summer, we have no choice but to rejoice. like our democracy, it's a no choice option.

Cover Story and Featured Stories

Barack Obama’s aggression against British Petroleum over the spillage of oil in Gulf of Mexico, forcing it to create $20 billion for environmental damage, builds a disturbing contrast with the servile Indian response on Bhopal
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

Amidst the Bhopal gas tragedy, a former bureaucrat recalls the night of horror and how individuals staked everything to save the lives of others
MR Sivaraman Chennai

Catharsis, Aristotle’s word. It liberates from the relentless heat, cleanses, purges and catalyses. Floodgates, literal and metaphorical, are opened
Ratna Raman Delhi

Oh rain, bless the Thar desert this time
Rahul Ghai Bikaner

In a defeated red bastion, Maradona’s blue flag flies like hope
Amit Sengupta Kolkata

If the earth is parched and thirsty, don’t blame the rains
Shaweta Anand Delhi

The Pentagon becomes a growing voice in Sino-US relations even as China seeks greater space from the US in East Asia and the Western Pacific
Zorawar Daulet Singh Delhi

There are murmurs about outbreak of civil war in Afghanistan, if the withdrawal of international forces leads to domination by Pakistan
Shrinivasrao Sohoni Kabul

CBI arrests former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy on criminal charges related to the mining empire that he and his brothers run. Hardnews was among the first to report how the state government is hand in glove with the mining mafia
Sanjay Kapoor Bangalore

The mango must be approached with the reverence due to a fruit with a hallowed genealogy. Eating a mango calls for rituals comparable to the savouring of fine wines at a tasting event
Ratna Raman Delhi

There are all kinds of rain-spells Indians are known to cast. From worshipping frogs, to marrying off donkeys, we have done it all
Shaweta Anand Delhi

July: Editorial
Hardnews Bureau