MARCH 2013

MARCH 2013

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Bangladesh has erupted in massive secular protests demanding justice against Islamists who unleashed mass murder and rape during the liberation war
Syed Zain Al-Mahmood Dhaka

If the government does not do something quickly enough, the slowdown evident through the falling growth rate will become so severe that it might trigger a cycle of social pain and mass unrest
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

Fixing a broken economy with an eye on the 2014 elections is a tough call
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

Sexually assaulted for 40 days continuously, by 42 men: After 17 long years, will this epic tale of injustice ever end?
Arathi PM Delhi/Kasaragod (Kerala)

At 105, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, recently awarded the Padma Bhushan, is the oldest performer in Hindustani music
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi 

Kamal Haasan’s new film Vishwaroopam recently became a victim of the growing intolerance in the country.Hardnews spoke to Atul Tiwari, a leading theatre artist and scriptwriter who co-wrote Vishwaroopam with Haasan
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

The slick thriller tries to look at terrorism from both viewpoints — that of the patriot-fighter and patriot-terrorist. In every episode, your notions of the myth of heroism keep taking a 360 degree turn
Sonali Ghosh Sen Kolkata 

Eminent journalist Seema Mustafa speaks about her new book and the Rightwing-communal shift in Indian politics
Sadiq Naqvi and Souzeina Mushtaq  Delhi 

Will tigers live to see the end of the 21st century? Will the forests of India? Will the natural world? Will Indian cultures?
Suprabha Seshan Sultan Bathery / Wayanad (Kerala) 

In an exclusive interview, the External Affairs Minister calls for a more responsible media
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

Redressing investor-related concerns and restoring lustre to the India growth story will take a lot more time than UPA II has at its disposal
N Chandra Mohan Delhi

While the rich splurge on real estate, luxury cars and private jets, is crony capitalism dictating tax policies?
MR Sivaraman Chennai