APRIL 2011

Cover Story and Featured Stories

Every evidence shows that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is not going to take things lying down anymore. Despite the sharp shadows of uncertainty and scams that stalk his regime. Will the Centre hold?
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

To give anti-defection laws any legitimacy, inner-party functioning must first conform to the letter and spirit of democracy
Mohan Guruswamy Delhi

The cash-for-vote scam was far more complex and sinister than is usually understood. It took in its sleazy embrace not only most political parties, but also powerful business houses, media outfits and foreign powers. This article was first published in April 2011 print edition.
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

Despite the 2G scam and a spate of allegations against Karunanidhi’s extended family, the DMK alliance may still make it at the hustings
Akash Bisht Delhi

Despite the popularity of a clean VS, the CPM might find its nose in the ground in the coming polls
Akash Bisht Delhi

Shamed by scams, a discredited DMK is pushing the dynastic threshold even as the autumn of the patriarch enjoys the greedy dynamics of power
PC Vinoj Kumar Chennai

After the Fukushima nuclear disaster, it’s time for a moratorium on all unsafe nuclear complexes in India
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

If Kolkata’s streets and walls are indicators, TMC has already won the battle of the soul. The time for change has arrived
Amit Sengupta Delhi

With a case in consumer court, a high-end beauty clinic is in the spotlight for irreversible damage caused to the eyesight, psyche and future of a young girl
Shaweta Anand Delhi

In a tangential, sinister manner, he is a character straight out of Mario Puzo’s classic Godfather. Or a typical ‘don’ blockbuster. Being elder, he always fancied himself as the natural heir to his father, the Kalaignar, M Karunanidhi.
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

Profiling Kanimozhi, who has emerged as one of the key protagonists in the 2G spectrum scam. It's a dark, sad poem for the Tamil poetess
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

Till Israel frees political prisoners from its jails, there can be no solution to the occupation of Palestine
Mehru Jaffer Vienna