January 2014

Cover Story and Featured Stories

The seemingly interminable violence in Bangladesh is being propped up not by internal elements alone but also by countries that have a vested geostrategic interest
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

The mood in Bangladesh is sombre, with violence ripping the country following Quader Mollah’s execution, ahead of the crucial general election which the BNP-Jamaat is out to boycott and disrupt  
Sadiq Naqvi Dhaka 

The Congress party finds itself in a quandary over the unexpected drubbing it received in the assembly elections. It needs to reinvent itself to avoid being blown away by the winds of change
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

A marginal but ultra-conservative Deobandi party is on the ascent in Bangladesh, in response to the perceived secularization of Dhaka in the aftermath of the Shahbagh movement
Zeeshan Khan Dhaka

The Congress’ defeat in the assembly elections was not only because of anti-incumbency but also due to the rise of a voting class that is moving from caste-based politics to aspiration-based lobbying
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

The ‘humiliation’ meted out to an Indian Deputy Consul General recently in New York over a house help’s wages reflects the downgrading of ties between the US and India, but questions are being raised about the real reasons behind this perceived insult
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

First the carnage, then a cavalier attitude of a government in denial, and now the full force of a cold, bleak winter is wreaking havoc on the lives of the riot-displaced in Muzaffarnagar
Shone Satheesh Babu Muzaffarnagar 

The woes of the Muzaffarnagar riot victims are far from over, with the camps now turning into deaths traps for children who are succumbing to illnesses due to the inclement weather and the cold. A ground report by Hardnews
Souzeina S Mushtaq Muzaffarnagar 

Face to face: Srinath Raghavan, author of the acclaimed 1971: A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi 

Face to face: Gowher Rizvi, the academic-turned-Adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed
Sadiq Naqvi Dhaka 

Face to Face: Rukhsana Khan
Souzeina S Mushtaq Delhi

Face to Face: Anish Andheria, President, WCT
Hardnews Bureau Delhi