August 2011

Cover Story and Featured Stories

Amy Winehouse joins the legendary ‘27 club’ of great non-conformist music and dying too young
Akash Bisht Delhi

It’s not just corporates. The entire planet is on skid row. Because the share market and its high priests have a say in almost everything we do today
Amit Sengupta Delhi

Despite its overt contradictions, the Slut Walk is targeting stereotyping, victim-blaming and sexual violence offered ‘gift-wrapped’ to women
Ishika Chawla Delhi

A bit juvenile, very silly, but hey, then why are you smiling?
Sonali Ghosh Sen Kolkata

In 2010, Hardnews had expressed it's reservations about CAG's performance audit of allocation of 2G and other cabinet decisions. We are reproducing this article again to add to the debate triggered by ex-CAG, Vinodbhai Rai's recent remarks

Anna Hazare, Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal would do a greater service to society if they took on the roots of corruption rather than pitching their camp in Delhi
MR Sivaraman Chennai

Why should sinister forces who incite organised violence be allowed to escape the long arm of the law?
Tanweer Fazal Delhi

With an outburst of classical and contemporary talent, International women’s tennis is becoming a realm of magical impossibilities
Sandeep Kumar Delhi

In an open-ended conversation with Prakash Karat, General Secretary, CPM,on the root causes of systemic corruption, role of the corporates, Anna Hazare’s politics, Ramdev’s RSS links and the RSS putsch to enter and capture the anti-corruption movement
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

There is simmering discontent against the Anna camp among the civil society and people’s movements across India. Despite his August 16 threat, will his movement fizzle out?
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

The Sangh Parivar is riding piggyback on the anti-corruption campaign. But what is Anna camp’s not-so-secret game?
Akash Bisht Delhi

Excerpts from an interview with Ashok Choudhary, a humble but key ideologue and senior activist of the National Forum of Forest People and Forest Workers (NFFPFW)
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi