JULY 2016

July 2016

Cover Story and Featured Stories

The Modi government’s efforts to cobble together a consensus for entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group were characterised by oversight, bluster and blind faith in the outgoing American president, and demonising China is not the solution
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

The world is reeling from the effects of Britain’s vote to leave the EU, but India may be able to take advantage of the situation
Dhruba Basu Delhi 

Positioned at the intersection of various debates, Udta Punjab may be judged for the precedent it has set rather than the film it is, but that is no reason to complain
Dhruba Basu Delhi 

Two marriages. Two patients. Two spaces. Four lives in the balance
Sonali Ghosh Sen Delhi 

With the cancellation of the Samajwadi Party’s merger with the Quami Ekta Dal, the tussle for control between Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle, Shivpal Yadav, comes to the fore yet again in the lead-up to the 2017 Assembly polls
Pradeep Kapoor Lucknow 

Twenty years after he was murdered, the family of journalist and activist Parag Kumar Das is yet to receive justice or a semblance of closure
Angshuman Choudhury Guwahati 

Chittorgarh investigation provides a peep into a nation wide network of skull stealers from muslim graveyards that not just feeds tantric rituals, but also provide reasons for communal conflagration
Abeer Kapoor Delhi

The public sphere has become vitiated as trolling plumbs new depths with each passing day. Is it planned, is it organic? Hardnews investigates
Mukesh Rawat Delhi 

Superstition is central to the Indian imagination and any concerted opposition to it pales in comparison to the sway it holds over the populace
Abeer Kapoor Delhi

The hills of Uttarakhand remain a place where spirits abound and mysticism is the order of the day
Mukesh Rawat Delhi 

The drug problem in Punjab that has taken the media by storm is a hydra-headed monster and, contrary to perceptions, very much born and raised in the country rather than across the border
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

Zeeshan Khan’s travelogue has the potential to change not only the way we think about India, Pakistan and Iran, but also about history, travel, language and communities
Dhruba Basu Delhi