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21 July, 2021

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In Communist Kerala, Faith Takes Upper Hand In Corona Times

In Communist Kerala, Faith Takes Upper Hand In Corona Times

21 July, 2021 Preetha Nair

Puri stopped the Juggernaut, Yogi’s UP stopped the kanwarias, Maharashtra’s Vitthal pilgrims halted…Kerala too bows to the SC. But traders miffed at missing out on Eid goodies.


Will He Stay, Will He Go: The Long, Uncertain Wait For Yediyurappa

The BSY affair is a bit like the ‘tiger is coming’ proverb in reverse. He has been ‘going’ for a while but is still there. But is he really going to go this time?

Smart City Dreams Come Undone As Monsoon Ravages Dharamshala

Smart City Dreams Come Undone As Monsoon Ravages Dharamshala

21 July, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

For the chosen abode of the Dalai Lama, this burgeoning hill town does have an ego: it wants to be a Smart City. But disasters can be humbling for out-of-control urbanism.


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14 July, 2021

In Modi’s Chessboard, Odisha Greenhorn Ashwini Vaishnaw Is The Crusader Knight

Sandeep Sahu

The entry of Ashwini Vaishnaw into Modi’s cabinet got a lot of notice, but nowhere more so than in Odisha. Does it mean a thumbs-down for Dharmendra Pradhan? Not quite.


14 July, 2021

Congress Looks At A Himachal Vacuum After Virbhadra's Death

Ashwani Sharma

A veteran’s departure from the scene in Himachal shows up the poverty of leadership the Congress faces everywhere.


14 July, 2021

Stalin To Stalin, First Signs Of Son-Rise In DMK’s Tamil Nadu

G.C. Shekhar

Ask DMK about rationalism…and also about raising a son, politically. There’s a Stalin in the story, and also a Gandhi.


08 July, 2021

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08 July, 2021

Akhil Gogoi 2.0: The Man Who Refuses To Say Quit

Dipankar Roy

Anarchist for some, emancipator for others…but not a terrorist, says the court. The peasant leader walks free with stinging words on the NIA, saying it tried to make him join BJP-RSS.


08 July, 2021

Karnataka: Minister’s Aide Held In CM’s Son Impersonation Drama

Ajay Sukumaran

The scions of top figures in government often themselves have a history of causing embarrassment. But what if a conman starts impersonating a son? It happened in Karnataka!


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08 July, 2021

Odisha’s Dirty Secret: The Big Covid Deaths Cover-Up?

Sandeep Sahu

“The fire burns from morning…making breathing difficult. An average 30-40 bodies cremated daily.” That’s just one site in Bhubaneswar. Odisha’s official Covid toll? Just 4,248!


30 June, 2021

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30 June, 2021

Faux IAS, Fake Vax

Outlook Bureau

Who could confine an ambitious, smooth-talking Debanjan Deb to a day job as apprentice clerk? He sought fame. A couple of song albums came out. And then, the conman was born.


30 June, 2021

The Squirrel Did It

G.C. Shekhar

'I happily pass on the title of scientific minister to my brother Senthil Balaji,' says an AIADMK ex-minister who’d once been the butt of jokes. Why? Call it Squirrel Power!


30 June, 2021

Hold Your Horse

Sandeep Sahu

Can the Gateway of India be shifted out of Mumbai’s seascape? Ridiculous idea, you’ll say. How then can Bhubaneswar’s emblem, the Warrior Horse, be led away…ask heritage lovers.


23 June, 2021

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23 June, 2021

The Covid Corp Captain

G.C. Shekhar

Gagandeep Singh Bedi, an engineer-turned-IAS-officer, has made a mark by his deft and sensitive handling of several disasters in Tamil Nadu


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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