JULY 2009

JULY 2009

Cover Story and Featured Stories

For any modern State, the complexity of the problem requires an equally complex response by the government
Manohar Thyagaraj Delhi

The international Fez festival of music, spirituality and philosophy turns knowledge and hope luminescent. Yes, life’s not so bleak anymore Akshay Bakaya Fes (Morocco)/Paris

This Naya Theatre was folk magic and high art, as rooted and relevant as Habib Saab and his amazing band of committed Chhattisgarhi actors Salim Arif Mumbai

Did the RSS tacitly back Congress in the Lok Sabha elections? Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna, one of the largest mass health insurance programmes in the world, addresses the health concerns of the poor and unorganised workers Samarth Pathak Jhajjar (Haryana)/Bijnore (UP)

The only worry is that the proposed National Food Security Act of the Congress-led regime should not push the hungry deeper into a virtual hell
Devinder Sharma Delhi

All major political parties are involved in an intense fight to consolidate their support base among backward classes in UP Pradeep Kapoor Lucknow

Sikhs are still struggling to cope with the bloody violence inside a place of worship in Austria
Mehru Jaffer Vienna