Issue 13

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Don to Dusk: Dawood family loses India grip
India

Don to Dusk: Dawood family loses India grip

The auction of the last known fixed asset linked to Dawood Ibrahim coincides with the end of the show for the family members of India’s Most Wanted

Still D-facto boss of international  organised crime
India

Still D-facto boss of international organised crime

Along with ISI-backed terrorist formations, Dawood is a symbol of the criminalisation of the Pakistani state

How democracy has failed India’s adivasis
India

How democracy has failed India’s adivasis

The process of injustice that began with the imperial forest department intensified under our forest departments. Forest laws dispossessed the adivasis from their habitats.

Climate change is here already, and we’re not ready
India

Climate change is here already, and we’re not ready

We cannot control weather and climate events, but we need to put more effort into disaster-risk management

Punjabi weddings turn slim
India

Punjabi weddings turn slim

With wedding expenses dominating farmers’ debt, communities advocate simple, inexpensive ceremonies

Still All About the Monsoon
India

Still All About the Monsoon

Around 250 districts in the country have been under drought conditions for five consecutive years, and deficits have plagued 13 monsoons since 2000

Kashmir's political theatre of the absurd
Politics

Kashmir's political theatre of the absurd

Militants invoke the Quran while exhorting Kashmiris to stay away from polling booths, while a candidate prays to the saints for success, and a former chief minister sings bhajans. It's silly season in the Valley.

A hidden treasure in tonnes of floral trash
World

A hidden treasure in tonnes of floral trash

Floral waste has a tremendous and largely unexploited potential of being converted into pigments, biogas and organic acids by using simple and inexpensive technologies

No Jay-walker in Politics, Galla Goes for Guntur Again
Politics

No Jay-walker in Politics, Galla Goes for Guntur Again

Unfazed by the recent I-T raids, TDP candidate and MD of Amara Raja Group, with declared assets worth `305 crore, is all charged up to give a tough fight to his rivals

Code violations do not mean that the EC has lost its fangs
India

Code violations do not mean that the EC has lost its fangs

The EC is aware of the ramifications of its actions, so it usually takes a liberal view when it censures candidates or parties but it doesn’t mean it has lost its fangs

Alirajpur is the Black Hole of Indian Democracy
Politics

Alirajpur is the Black Hole of Indian Democracy

India’s poorest district, Alirajpur in Madhya Pradesh, is a place where nothing shines in the gloom of all-pervasive deprivation

It is time for the Election Commission to bare its fangs more
India

It is time for the Election Commission to bare its fangs more

Given the atmosphere of impunity that most politicians and even some bureaucrats think they enjoy, the election commission must hiss far more often and use its fangs to far greater effect to instil respect

‘Pakistan’ Wayanad is the land of many living Ramayanas
India

‘Pakistan’ Wayanad is the land of many living Ramayanas

Ramayana narratives of Wayanad blend facts, history, myths, legends and beliefs seamlessly in a way that transforms a major Hindu epic into a conduit for cultural identity and protest

Small wonders leave a big impression
India

Small wonders leave a big impression

The art is labour-intensive. Most of the artists spend anywhere between 8-12 hours at their workstation

Bollywood lacks guts to fight censor cuts
Entertainment

Bollywood lacks guts to fight censor cuts

Bollywood’s high and mighty make a lot of noise about censor woes but don’t ever seem to be in the mood to take any real step

Veins of the underground
Entertainment

Veins of the underground

Metalheads talk about crowd-funded donations, monetary help from fans and friends, and other things that keep a metal gig going

Kashmiri teen Rasikh Dar loves life in the fast lane
Sports

Kashmiri teen Rasikh Dar loves life in the fast lane

Rasikh Salam Dar has become Kashmir’s newest cricketing sensation and changed the way his home district looks at sports

Jaish-e-Mohammed is one big family enterprise
World

Jaish-e-Mohammed is one big family enterprise

From terror strikes to finances, Masood Azhar’s brothers and brothers-in-law are in complete control of the terror outfit

History be damned in Bollywood
Entertainment

History be damned in Bollywood

When it comes to depicting history, Bollywood never gets its script right, as Kalank proves again. The industry has no time for authenticity

Jallianwala Bagh massacre: ‘Regret’ doesn’t cut it, Britain ought to say ‘sorry’
India

Jallianwala Bagh massacre: ‘Regret’ doesn’t cut it, Britain ought to say ‘sorry’

Jallianwala Bagh: The empire is still seen by some as a huge achievement for a tiny island nation