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Cover Story

The Killing Fields

Lakhimpur Kheri is now a political battlefield. But the Opposition’s hopes of a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh could be stillborn.

Bhavna Vij-Aurora | October 25, 2021
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  • Profile

    The Negotiator

    Rakesh Tikait is the glue that has held together the farmers’ agitation against three central laws

    October 25, 2021 | Vikas Pathak
  • Ground Report

    The Bitterest Harvest

    The air in Lakhimpur Kheri is thick with grief and demand for justice, as the victims are cremated one by one

    October 25 2021 | Mandeep Punia



Fear & Disquiet IN THE VALLEY

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded...

October 25, 2021 | Naseer Ganai

Weed Them Out

Our government must follow examples of other countries with liberal views on personal use of drugs.

October 25, 2021 | Ronny Sen

FEAT Of Clay

From NRC to detention camps to farmers’ protests, Calcutta artisans are showcasing contemporary socio-political issues.

October 25, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Unsung, Underpaid, Unacknowledged

The death of journalist Raman Kashyap at Lakhimpur Kheri throws into sharp relief the condition of local reporters incessantly feeding ‘breaking news’...

October 25, 2021 | Umesh Kumar Ray

Devil Is In The Details

The aim of a caste census is not to know the numerical strength of a caste. Rather, it would reveal social inequalities for possible remedial measures.

October 25, 2021 | Thallapelli Praveen
Tamil Nadu/Dalit Panthers

The Five-Pointed Star Of Dravid

In which the poet and activist visits ground zero of an unfolding grassroots movement down south that has escaped the attention of mainstream media

October 25, 2021 | Meena Kandasamy


Disinvestment/Air India

All Is Well?

Air India’s takeover by the Tatas looks positive on most fronts. But what does it really mean for the employees?

October 25, 2021 | Neeraj Thakur, Pallavi Chakravorty


State Of Play

Raise High The Roof Beam

Buoyed by Olympic success, other sports emerge from the oversized shadow cast by cricket...

October 25, 2021 | Soumitra Bose, Koushik Paul
State Of Play

Born With Golden Boots

Manipur has to muster resources to serve its wealth of natural talent

October 25, 2021 | Soumitra Bose

Arts & Entertainment

Kashmir/Art Gallery

Painting The Vitasta

A temporary gallery showing Kashmiri and other art has a tepid response. Art lovers wait for the untruncated state art gallery, to be housed in the Sher Garhi palace.

October 25, 2021 | Naseer Ganai



Camera Lucida, Or How The Subject Shows...

Days spent in the lair of the brigand Malkhan Singh, a visit to a fading Dhrupad legend and a somnolent, smouldering...

October 25, 2021 | Prashant Panjiar
Book Review

Man In Dark Shades

In this concluding volume of his sympathetic biography of Savarkar, Sampath focuses on the Hindu Mahasabha’s role...

October 25, 2021 | P.A. Krishnan
Book Review

Grand Trunk Roads

People see elephant conservation in isolation. This data rich book explains the challenges posed by human-elephant...

October 25, 2021 | Ananda Banerjee


Chennai Diary

Geeta Doctor, a Chennai-based writer and critic, writes a diary on Chennai, the Covid pandemic and the wokabulary for Woke Folks.

October 25, 2021 | Geeta Doctor



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