NOVEMBER 2011

November 2011

Cover Story and Featured Stories

With the US and rest of the West backing the rebels, will Syria go the Libya way? Not yet, it seems
Sanjay Kapoor Damascus (Syria)

Is the rebellion in Homs enough to bend the might of the Al Assad regime? A journey to the conflict zone reveals no easy answers to this schizophrenic reality
Sanjay Kapoor Damascus (Syria)

Allegations of financial corruption, open infighting and ideological disarray: despite the bluff and bluster, Team Anna is ravaged by its own contradictions. This is not a story with a happy ending
Amit Sengupta Delhi

Editorial: November 2011
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

A brilliant new generation of short film makers, including women, thrives in Afghanistan
Reena Mohan Kabul

Why did Team Anna take so much time in declaring their accounts?
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

Or, you may ask, Arvind Kejriwal ko ghussa kyon aata hai… Here is the inside story of the obsessive man behind the draconian Lokpal Bill
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

This obsessive TV brand icon is an absolute anti-thesis of all that is Gandhian. His relentlessly aggressive, crass rhetoric and body language is transparent evidence
Manoj K Jha Delhi

Can Team Anna influence the outcome of UP polls in 2012? Unlikely, if we go by the thin crowd at their Lucknow meeting, or the incessant allegations and exposures
Pradeep Kapoor Lucknow

With her close links to BJP politicos, and her dogged enemies, this is not an open and shut case. So who killed Shehla Masood?
Akash Bisht Delhi

A rising star in the baba-politico firmament, Bhaiyyuji not only played a crucial role backstage in ending Anna Hazare’s fast, but was also seen breaking Narendra Modi’s sadbhavana fast. So who is this new spiritual guru hanging out with top politicians?
Akash Bisht Delhi

In VS Naipaul’s semi-autobiographical A House for Mr Biswas, there are only fleeting glimpses of its most attractive woman character. What if she were to tell her story and that of Naipaul – or Anand, her son in the novel – instead of the other way round?
Ratna Raman Delhi