September 2011

Cover Story and Featured Stories

With many new ideas on the table, the prime minister’s forthcoming Bangladesh visit may help tide over a long period of mutual suspicion and lead to a win-win situation for both countries
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

The parliament committee on finance has severely criticised the cash-rich BCCI for financial irregularities and even suggested the government to investigate the matter. Hardnews was the first to report about the irregularities and how the IT department went soft on the board
Akash Bisht Delhi

You have seen it all on non-stop television. You have read it all in the papers. Now, we bring to you on-the-spot reportage from the ground. Rediscover Anna’s experiments with truth. Diary of a ‘wave’ that swept India. Or, did it, really?
Akash Bisht/Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

For each one of them and for each one of us, this is not about Irom Sharmila or Salwa Judum, or the thousands who don’t get one square meal a day
Ratna Raman Delhi

It’s celebration time. They did it. Give them the credit. All we want now are the Narendra Modi masks
Amit Sengupta Delhi

Backed by the Sangh Parivar and corporates, riding on popular angst against scams, the Anna campaign was a sinister plot to destablise Indian democracy. Now, its all out in the open. Hardnews anticipated correctly and reported on the dot on the RSS linkages with the movement. See our August and September cover stories
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

The Jan Lokpal Bill centralises power. It reads like a sheaf from a dystopian novel or the pages of Stalinist credo. It is so lacking in imagination that it merely scavenges on existing institutional and legal structures
Rahul Govind Delhi

On the 85th death anniversary, Hardnews remembers and salutes Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru who were hanged by the British on March 23, 1931

India appreciates good news coming from Pakistan. A Birkin is better than a ballistic missile
Kiran Nazish Karachi

Driven by insatiable greed, BCCI and Indian cricket deserve every humiliating drubbing they got in England
Sandeep Kumar Delhi

With a new set of guidelines, MoEF seeks to involve locals in ecotourism, and rein in rampant real estate expansion that threatens tiger habitats
Akash Bisht Kanha

NTCA Member-Secretary Rajesh Gopal speaks exclusively to Hardnews on various facets of tiger conservation and its uneasy dialectic with development
Akash Bisht Delhi