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Editorial: January 2013
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

The protests in Delhi and elsewhere have become a collective catharsis, a cry for help, an angry assertion of the right to free movement, a life of dignity and freedom from fear of rape. But what will it change?
Rahul Roy Delhi 

If Rahul Gandhi is a youth leader, how is he so totally disconnected from the thousands of young on the streets?
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

Something had split apart, something had broken, hearts were broken and eyes were glazed. Fingers became fists. Fists were clenched 
Amit Sengupta Delhi

Quota politics is yet again heating up the Hindi heartland 
Pradeep Kapoor Lucknow 

Despite the BJP’s muscle-flexing, the Congress victory in the hill state, led by Virbhadra Singh, was predictable 
Rohit Negi Kullu 

Bonded labour stalks the feudal interiors of the desert state
Akash Bisht and Sadiq Naqvi  Baran (Rajasthan) 

Acute malnutrition stalks the Sahariyas of Baran, but the district collector cares two hoots
Sadiq Naqvi and Akash Bisht Baran (Rajasthan) 

The lack of a clear successor is delaying the change in India’s captaincy in Test Cricket
Sandeep Kumar Delhi

Invoking Marx and Engels’s German Ideology, Anderson’s book sets out to test the ‘idea of India’ against the reality
Rajesh Sharma Delhi

Women became second-class citizens in Iran after the Iranian revolution of 1979. After the revolution, the Islamic regime forced veiling, invoked polygamy, gender segregation, surveillance, and revoked laws under the Shah which gave limited space and freedom to women
Shakeel Anjum Delhi

The free medicine project in government hospitals, including life-saving drugs, has arrived as a life-giving miracle for the people of Rajasthan, especially the poor, who were hitherto devastated by the huge cost of healthcare
Sadiq Naqvi and Akash Bisht Baran/Jaipur