Politics

1984: From cultural violence to genocide

The devastating riots that left more than 2,000 Sikhs dead were the culmination of a long-drawn campaign of orchestrated violence against the community
Preetika Nanda Delhi 

Can Modi net votes in Kashmir?

The BJP’s card tricks in Kashmir had virtually changed the rules of the game before the Assembly elections
Sadiq Naqvi Bandipore/Srinagar 

Rape is Not an Anomaly but a Part of Indian Culture

The recent Uber rape case once again shows that the public reaction and punishment meted out to rapists differ based on who the rapist is. Are we guilty of not only sustaining patriarchy but also reinforcing class/caste biases by reacting to rape with rage in only exclusive cases?
Shazia Nigar Delhi

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A lot can happen over coffee

A modest café in a far-flung corner of Delhi keeps the flame of alternative politics and discussions alive
Shazia Nigar Delhi

BIRTH PANGS OF A NATION

The latest book by journalist Salil Tripathi,  is an important addition to the growing literature on Bangladesh
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

CBI: The myth of the caged parrot

Nothing should be done to lower the authority of the Executive
Hans Raj Bhardwaj Delhi 

UPA-II: IMAGINARY POLICY PARALYSIS?

Sanjay Kapoor

It is difficult to believe that these statistics weren’t available with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at a time when it was severely disgraced, and savaged by vo

‘I AM ABSOLUTELY IN CONTROL OF THE AFFAIRS OF GOVERNANCE’

The recent victory in the byelections has turned the tide in favour of the Samajwadi Party. The young Akhilesh Yadav is a man with a mission. Excerpts from an interview with Hardnews
Sanjay Kapoor Lucknow 

CIVILISATION’S YARDSTICK

Two new books reveal searing first person accounts of time spent in two notorious jails in India
Mahtab Alam Bengaluru 

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