Issue 8 News
Corridors of Pawar rife with rumours of rift
Behind Pawar's decision to not contest is the emergence of two third-generation leaders in his clan, which has fuelled speculation of a schism in the family
Bhaand Paather is Kashmir’s heritage, our voice and the link to history
Today, Bhaand Paather has lost its importance and is vanishing from daily discourse
Deadly corporate combination: sincerity and mediocrity
Mediocrity is a currency. We might sneer at it, but it could well be the norm and we do not want to acknowledge that, which is why we put down the lone wolf: genius makes us nervous
Bhaand's Tryst With Destiny
The decline of Kashmir’s vibrant traditional theatre form Bhaand Paather, which incorporates mythological legends and contemporary social satire, began after Independence. Now, it stares at a dark future under the shadow of terrorism
Ayodhya's Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute: Mediation for truth and reconciliation?
The Ayodhya dispute revolves around faith and dignity of faith for all parties involved, regardless of their faith.
Party or nation: Congress faces an election dilemma
Under pressure to form pre-poll alliances or field common candidates so that the anti-BJP vote is not divided, the Congress faces the question of ‘Modi versus who’ and struggles to defend its record of 70 years
The exiled daughters of Tibet seek equality
On March 17, 1959, the Tibetan leader Dalai Lama escaped from Lhasa to India. Sixty years later, the nuns-in-exile are fighting a battle of a different kind. Amid brazen gender disparity, they seek to find respect, and their place in the sun
Understanding the role of women in Tibetan society
Tibetans, both men and women, pray not to be reborn as a woman but as a man in their next life.
What happened to our women scientists?
More women than men enrol for masters, but only a few go on to pursue careers in science. As a growing economy with global ambitions, India needs to level its playing field, and fast.
The Grand Mother of Bengal Politics
Bengal, which was bereft of any caste-based polarisation, for the first time, saw leaders courting the organised sect to cross the finishing line
Road to World Cup: There's many a slip between the cup and the lip
Barring MSD, the inexperience of the middle-order was very evident against Australia and India did little to resolve it ahead of the World Cup
Quantum of Chaos: Bond faces his toughest challenge yet
James Bond’s reinvention through the Daniel Craig era has largely been about realism. Bond as a concept is no longer just about being cool and sexy
Mom’s voice guides whatever I do, says Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone and her mother Ujjala Padukone in a first-of-its-kind conversation with Priyanka Sinha Jha about the deep influence mom has had on her illustrious daughter
There’s no way to justify a Vedic Education Board
Bhartiya Shiksha Board will standardise Vedic education. It will draft syllabus, conduct exams and issue certificates to gurukuls, pathshalas and schools
We need a board to regulate traditional Indian knowledge
Bhartiya Shiksha Board will standardise Vedic education. It will draft syllabus, conduct examinations and issue certificates to gurukuls, pathshalas and schools
Defending Hinduism emerges as major occupation for men in western Uttar Pradesh as jobs dry up
With a sharp decline in regular salaried jobs and self-employment opportunities, defending Hinduism has become a major ‘occupation’ of men in western UP
Imran’s Naya Pakistan is an economic wasteland
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has failed to take any substantial measure to stabilise the hobbling economy it had inherited from Nawaz Sharif last year