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03 June, 2021 Dipankar Roy

Peace threatens to erupt in Assam—on the back of a budding chumminess between new CM Himanta and underground ULFA commander Paresh Barua. Can the devil in the detail be tamed?

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03 June, 2021

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Don’t Pray For Palestine

Is art criminal? The case of a graffiti artist in Srinagar poses that simple question to all of India. It’s not only Gaza that’s bleeding.

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27 May, 2021

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Poison Dart From A Sting

High Court, Governor, CBI, a handful of ministers…a few notable ones exonerated by politics because they are on the other side. The Narada scam rolls on like a train wreck.

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20 May, 2021

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13 May, 2021

Barbed Wires In Bihar Friendship

Giridhar Jha

The Bengal election results have rubbed off on the neighbour, from the looks of it. Nitish is flexing his muscles, mostly through a proxy, and BJP is giving it back.


13 May, 2021

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06 May, 2021

Closed Open Road

Naseer Ganai

Four months without fresh vegetables. Instead, Ladakh-Kargil was served some plum political messaging by the BJP. Its road to glory, however, was blocked by snow.


06 May, 2021

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29 April, 2021

Assam: Ulfa’s End Game

Dipankar Roy

What does a militant outfit do when it is tired, driven into hiding across the border, and without relevance or funds? Well, a few kidnappings have always been useful.


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29 April, 2021

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22 April, 2021

Return Of The Native

Dipankar Roy

Who is an Assamese Muslim? A survey teases open deep-rooted questions of identity. Of Assam’s 14 million Muslims, 40 lakh are indigenous. They insist on that, and Assam agrees.


22 April, 2021

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15 April, 2021

Tragedy, Accusation And Dharna

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Firing, corpses, a ban by the EC and a tweet storm…never a dull moment in the ongoing West Bengal elections. Analysts think this volatile turn will help the TMC.


15 April, 2021

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08 April, 2021

Draconian Shadow Of Sushasan

Giridhar Jha

It’s come to this. Mr Good Governance passes a 'black law' in the dead of night—after a legislative day turned into a riot. Bihar wonders at the route Nitish Kumar is taking.


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08 April, 2021

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Photo Gallery

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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