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Editorial: September 2012 
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

Kanda can very well try to spend his way out of trouble; but it is unlikely that he can fight the curse of a ‘trapped’ Geetika who was forced to hang herself
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

Chavez told Manmohan Singh that he had read his South Commission report (a strongly progressive document) during his days of incarceration and wondered why he did not work towards its implementation
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

The fact that CAG did not mention the PM specifically has not stopped the BJP from blaming him for the Coalgate scam. So why such kindness on Praful Patel when it comes to the massive Delhi Airport scam?
Poornima Joshi Delhi

Little Rimsha Masih. Does she even know what is her crime?
Kiran Nazish Islamabad 

Coppola, Tarantino, Mahabharata meets noir. The film mirrors reel life with real doppelgangers. Deaths foretold, but with grim humour
Shonali Ghosh Sen Kolkata 

The violence in Assam and exodus of Northeast people across India points to a sinister agenda with a typically deceptive game plan. In the face of a weak, discredited UPA II, and an insensitive, xenophobic BJP, this can become dangerous
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

The most important lessons from the Kokrajhar Carnage: Nothing is as toxic as the vote bank politics of illegal migration. An incident can go viral in minutes thanks to social network sites. And, Delhi can no longer buy peace by granting ethnic homelands at gunpoint
Patricia Mukhim Shillong 

With terms such as ‘immigrant, non-citizen, foreigner’ floating in public discourse, and the xenophobes upping their ante, the deepest fears of Indian Muslims are stalking the tragic landscape in Assam
Nabanipa Bhattacharjee Delhi 

Freud would call it a Freudian Slip as a public spectacle for all to see
Amit Sengupta Delhi 

Between Mamata Banerjee and Mukul Roy, stationed forever in Kolkata, Indian Railways, the lifeline of India, is in a terrible mess. Every moment, millions of passengers’ safetylies in stark jeopardy. So why is the PM not sacking the railway minister? 
Akash Bisht Delhi 

A ballad of denials and drama underscores the vacuity of politics in contemporary West Bengal. This is the breaking news of the Mamata Bannerjee spectacle
Abhijit Kundu Kolkata/Delhi