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‘It is part of a Brahmanical agenda’

Interview with Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani.

12 Sep 2018 1:24 pm
Monju reactor decommissioning begins

Following the Japanese government’s decision in December 2016 to scrap the infamous Monju prototype fast breeder reactor (FBR) in Tsuruga City, Fukui

12 Sep 2018 1:19 pm
New perspective on education

A nuanced argument for a progressive and modern approach to education, which is still in the shadow of the colonial legacy.

12 Sep 2018 1:17 pm
Policy & progress

The book combines sound economic theory and intimate knowledge of the formulation and implementation of economic policies. By C.T. Kurien

12 Sep 2018 1:17 pm
Islam and Europe

Akbar Ahmed’s book looks at the challenges facing the Muslim community in modern-day Europe while emphasising that immigrants are a reality that will not go away.

12 Sep 2018 1:17 pm
For a ‘Dalitariat’ revolution

The book provides an overarching analysis of almost all the important problems faced by India today and is a must read for all those interested in caste-class issues.

12 Sep 2018 1:16 pm
Letters to the Editor

 KeralaTHE Cover Story (September 14) was truly heart-rending and conveyed the magnitude of the devastation in Kerala. Natural disasters cannot be avo

12 Sep 2018 1:15 pm
Prolonged violence

The local body elections in West Bengal saw violence and killings right from April, when the filing of nominations began. Bloody conflict has erupted

12 Sep 2018 12:57 pm
'Pink noise' and climate change

A new study from Yale University says that pink noise may be the key to separating natural climate variability from climate change that is influenced

12 Sep 2018 12:53 pm
Widening network

The length of national highways has been growing steadily in recent years, with 10 States accounting for more than 60 per cent of the network.

12 Sep 2018 12:48 pm
Dams in distress

Amid accusations that the Kerala floods were a man-made disaster, it is important to take a close look at the structural limitations of the State’s river basins and other issues such as topography, water and power needs, and extreme event predictions.

12 Sep 2018 12:43 pm
Drafted in a vacuum

There are serious concerns over the efficacy of the Anti-Trafficking Bill, which neither addresses the root causes of trafficking nor provides for protection and rehabilitation of victims.

12 Sep 2018 12:42 pm
Trading blows

Even as bilateral tensions seem to be building up between Turkey and the U.S., many observers of the region are of the view that the standoff is “a storm in a teacup”.

12 Sep 2018 12:41 pm
Migrants and beyond

Against Assam’s chequered history of illegal immigrants, the recent campaigns against the updating of the National Register of Citizens are seen as attempts to communalise the exercise and overlook the historical loss of political and economic space suffered by its indigenous people.

12 Sep 2018 12:40 pm
Politics of history

The Sangh Parivar is at war with India’s history, which is in no small measure aided by the British rulers’ interpretations and interventions. The Somnath temple and Babri Masjid controversies are cases in point.

12 Sep 2018 11:15 am
Flyover collapse and many questions

The collapse of the Majerhat bridge, one of the busiest flyovers of Kolkata, has once again exposed gross negligence on the part of the Trinamool Con

12 Sep 2018 11:03 am
New equations

As Trump, with an eye on the next presidential election, tries to renegotiate trade treaties with neighbours and tinker with the WTO, it is in the interests of China and the E.U. to come together.

12 Sep 2018 10:56 am
Tough test

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s promise of a “naya Pakistan” will have to be put on hold in view of a paucity of funds coupled with the United States’ threat to veto an emergency IMF bailout.

12 Sep 2018 10:55 am
Royal burial in Sanauli

The recent ASI excavation at Sanauli village in western Uttar Pradesh leads to the discovery of several burials, including that of a royal with chariots, swords and helmets, dating to 2000 BCE and belonging to the copper hoard culture.

12 Sep 2018 10:53 am
End of an unjust law

The Supreme Court finally decriminalises Section 377 of the IPC, granting the LGBTQI community the right to equality and dignity guaranteed by the Constitution.

12 Sep 2018 10:42 am
Road and ruin

A greenfield expressway corridor passing through five northern districts of Tamil Nadu threatens to affect 159 villages, dispossessing farmers of their fertile land and leaving them with no means of earning a livelihood.

12 Sep 2018 10:41 am
Wood foam with metal muscle

In a project titled “HoMe Foam”—HoMe being a German acronym for wood-metal—the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research (FIWR), Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institu

11 Sep 2018 4:18 pm
Harvesting ocean wave energy

Systems that harvest energy from ocean waves can be important renewable energy sources, especially if methods for energy extraction can be improved. S

11 Sep 2018 4:10 pm
One more failure

After one year of GST, the numbers suggest that the new tax is not just disappointing but fiscally damaging and its implementation is riddled with anomalies.

11 Sep 2018 3:21 pm
Cloud over compensation

Confusion prevails over fixing compensation for acquisition of land for development, leaving scores of farmers in the lurch.

11 Sep 2018 2:53 pm
Making of a ‘green’ highway

Nearly 70 per cent of the land required for the expressway is fertile farmland.

11 Sep 2018 2:46 pm
Mountain of a task

With thousands of flood refugees finding it hard to return to their homes in view of waterlogging, lack of sanitation and clean drinking water and the outbreak of diseases, Kerala launches a funds mobilisation drive to begin the gargantuan task of rebuilding its infrastructure and economy.

11 Sep 2018 2:45 pm
Caste equations

Vanniyars, a Most Backward Caste (MBC) group, and Dalit Parayars constitute about 80 per cent of the farming community in the districts of Kancheepura

11 Sep 2018 2:33 pm
Growing discontent

IT was a unique display of strength, resilience and determination. On September 5, nearly one and a half lakh workers, including agricultural workers

11 Sep 2018 2:18 pm
‘Why should I feel scared?’

Interview with Prof. K.S. Bhagavan.

11 Sep 2018 1:39 pm
Dark clouds

With the murders of Gauri Lankesh and M.M. Kalburgi, many people feel that there is an oppressive climate in Karnataka that is stifling of freedom of expression.

11 Sep 2018 1:35 pm
In pursuit of justice

The petition filed by five eminent persons against the arrests of the activists aims to highlight the gross abuse of police power intended at stifling independent voices.

11 Sep 2018 1:24 pm
Sitting targets

With its political compulsion to woo Dalits, contain the growing Maratha resentment and protect its upper-caste base, the BJP government goes after the Elgar Parishad activists and allows the real perpetrators of the Bhima Koregaon riots to walk free.

11 Sep 2018 1:11 pm
Double standards

The contrast in the handling of the cases of social activists arrested in connection with the Elgar Parishad and those relating to the investigation i

11 Sep 2018 1:10 pm
Fighters for rights

The five prominent persons targeted recently by the Maharashtra police come from various walks of life but have a common thread connecting them: they have been fighting for the rights of the underprivileged and the vulnerable in different parts of the country.

11 Sep 2018 12:56 pm
Dalit dissent

DRACONIAN laws such as the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the National Security Act (NSA) and charges of sedition are increasingly be

11 Sep 2018 12:56 pm
From the Bara culture: R.S. Bisht

THE discovery of wooden coffin burials “with ideologically driven motifs” at Sanauli in Uttar Pradesh was a “strong indication” of the then people’s

11 Sep 2018 12:54 pm
Burials of Sanauli

The recent ASI excavation at Sanauli village in western Uttar Pradesh leads to the discovery of several burials, including that of a royal with chariots, swords and helmets, dating to 2000 BCE and belonging to the copper hoard culture.

11 Sep 2018 12:48 pm
Offensive strategy

The arrests of five social activists by the Pune Police show that the Sangh Parivar is aggressively pushing ahead with the “nationalism versus sedition” game plan to divert attention from the failures of the Modi government on multiple fronts.

11 Sep 2018 12:10 pm
‘The BJP seems to be a national calamity’

Interview with Justice P.B. Sawant. By T.K. Rajalakshmi

11 Sep 2018 11:59 am