Issue 1 News
India’s poll vault through the years
India’s constitution-makers went fearlessly into a terrain that other democracies took years to explore. Despite a bitter legacy of Partition and rampant illiteracy, all Indians bar none were deemed an equal part of the electorate. However, today, some questions are being raised on the integrity of the poll process under electronic voting machines (EVMs).
Methodology, for article
If governments continue to misspend on defence even while signalling muscular foreign policies, the gap between intent and capability will continue to widen
We have it all, just nurture it
For a country as ancient and culturally evolved as ours, isn’t it perplexing that we are far too often found wanting in sporting excellence?
Fancy a roach-milk shake?
Next superFood? Cockroach protein could bring about a revolution by joining the fight against nutritional deficiencies and disorders.
Ananga Ranga: The ancient roots of #MeToo rage
The pursuit of pleasure, in the Ananga Ranga, involves the subjugation of women for the pleasure of men.
Baloch movement stilled by lack of leadership, strategy
The ongoing wave of insurgency was born at the beginning of the past decade and spiralled after the death of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, a prominent tribal politician-turned-insurgent who was killed by President Pervez Musharraf’s troops in 2006.
The murder of a black magician
The killing exposes a deep vein of blind faith and violence that runs through India’s most forward-looking state, which prides itself in its high-90s literacy rate and gender ratio
A Twist in the e-Tail
Flipkart and Amazon are now lobbying to get the deadline for the new rules extended beyond February 1 giving them enough time to refit the operational contours.
In South Asia, jihad is a mix of three ideologies
From living rooms to newspaper columns to security gatherings, jihad is a much debated topic.
Kashmir's new age of terror
Boys still in their teens are increasingly being recruited by jihadist outfits to little resistance from families, separatists or the government as a new gun culture gains ground in the troubled Valley.
Lok Sabha poll results 2019: Former AAP polling agent and techie explains why EVMs can't be scammed
In the poll season, claims of EVM manipulation have become part of our everyday news cycle — science be damned.
Priyanka's entry helps avoid Hobson's choice
Rahul's inability to impress voters and inspire trust in his leadership could hobble his party
UP-set on the cards?
The BJP is up against a formidable challenge in the form of the SP-BSP pact in Uttar Pradesh. It will need all of Modi’s trust, and more, to do battle with a united opposition
Banking on trust to turn the tide
A large survey of 34,470 people on trust spanning 320 LS constituencies, 291 urban wards and 690 villages in 285 districts across 23 states Narendra Modi is the most trusted leader by far. BJP will try to make this a presidential election. Congress’ advantage lies in making it a state-level contest.
Lights, Camera, Votebank!
Mainstream cinema finds a new formula in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls 2019, as films about politics and politicians keep the box-office busy
The savage in the mirror? It’s We the People
This Republic Day, as we celebrate the promise of democratic India, this one fact is inescapable: savage violence is our national language.
A parade of militarism, with no place for soldier or citizen
Symbolic militarism, including that on display at the Republic Day Parade, is a salve to past injuries and a proclamation of contemporary prowess
A Republic Day sans the military?
Republic Day Parade would be out of step without the military
Shyam Saran Negi prepares to vote in Lok Sabha polls for 17th time: India's oldest voter seeks strong leader as PM
In October 1951, Shyam Saran Negi became the first person to vote in Independent India. Now, over 67 years on, Negi has not missed voting in a single election