JUNE 2014

JUNE 2014

Cover Story and Featured Stories

Geopolitic troubles haven’t abated for Ukraine ever since it was formed from the debris of the Soviet collapse, but the recent crisis is simply a symptom of the East-West confrontation 
Sabika Zehra Delhi

The defeat of the Congress is not the end of its woes; it’s the party’s persistent sycophancy to its leadership that threatens to unravel its future 
Harish Khare Delhi

 The SC’s recent acquittal of five of the six accused in the Akshardham attack case, citing “gross violation of fundamental rights” by the lower courts and investigating agencies, exposes the dangerous nexus between the lower judiciary and government machinery
Manisha Sethi Delhi

After the soaring mandate, and expectations from Modi to hit the ground running, the government’s responsibility to usher in a new dispensation of reforms and governance has never been greater
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

Using cricket as electoral analogy, the Lok Sabha elections in UP saw Mulayam Singh Yadav clean bowled, Mayawati doing a hit-wicket, and Rahul Gandhi coming out as night-watchman
AK Verma Kanpur

In the Congress’ drubbing, there seems to be not even a silver lining, proving to most that the party deserved the defeat for its hubris
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

The recent drubbing of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Lok Sabha elections has raised many questions over its credibility
Souzeina S Mushtaq Delhi 

With the steady rise of the Sensex and FIIs since the September 2013 announcement of his candidacy, Modi may have been holding the bull’s horns the entire time
Sukumar Muralidharan Delhi

Face to face: Syed Ata Hasnain, Former Lieutenant General
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

After years of bartering Dalit and backward caste interests, Mayawati and the BSP’s fall is no shock; what’s surprising is how far and how fast
Anand Teltumbde Kharagpur 

The Election Commission has exposed its vulnerability in delivering a free and fair elections, owing to the systemic misuse of money and power in manipulating polling booths across the country
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

The Indian Left, if it is to regain relevance, must engage in brutally critical introspection over its flaws and weaknesses, radically rethink its strategies and tactics, and return to mass struggles
Praful Bidwai Delhi