October 2011

Cover Story and Featured Stories

Narendra Modi might be daydreaming. His final refuge just cannot be South Block. It might be, predictably, somewhere else
Akash Bisht Delhi

The day Modi is elevated to the central level and projected as Prime Minister for 2014, all constituents of NDA will leave BJP. Former BJP leader and UP chief minister, Kalyan Singh speaks to Hardnews
Pradeep Kapoor Lucknow

Narendra Modi has to face the full procedure under CrPC and can even face trial if the magistrate is convinced about the charges against him, irrespective of what the SIT may have said in its earlier report
Mukul Sinha Ahmedabad

Why is Narendra Modi reluctant to appoint a Lokayukta? And why are the corporates singing profuse praises for him?
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

It’s anything but easy to take on a chief minister like Narendra Modi
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

The killing fields. The mass slaughter. The ravaged human soul and body. Memory comes back, as dark memory. And brings with it, unhealed wounds. Also, the hidden scream: AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!

Three years after the Batla House encounter, and many blasts later, the line between fake and real becomes blurred and bleary
Manisha Sethi Delhi

Face to Face: Kishore Chandra Deo, a veteran politician, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj. Deo speaks about FRA, Leftwing extremism and several other issues that haunt India’s indigenous people
Akash Bisht Delhi

Despite the vicious attack on him, Anna Hazare has disowned Prashant Bhushan on Kashmir, even while RSS and BJP have owned the Ramlila Ground show. Team Anna's partisan Hissar campaign against Congress directly helped BJP's Kuldeep Bishnoi and Ajay Chauthala....
Panini Anand Delhi

Chief economist at the National Council of Applied Economic Research, Abusaleh Shariff was member-secretary of the Sachar Committee, besides serving as an expert on many governmental committees and authoring several books. In conversation with Hardnews
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

Professor of Islamic Studies at Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, Prof Akhtarul Wasey has been regularly contributing to various Urdu publications. In conversation with Hardnews
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

What will Vidya Balan bring to her role as Silk Smitha? Will this film examine the oppressive pressures that corrode the self-worth of women; or will it be yet another Dirty Picture, recreating yet another voyeuristic journey?
Ratna Raman Delhi