Cover Story | Return of the Taliban

Farewell Kabul, We Hardly Knew Ye

James Astill

America has squandered $2 trillion and thousands of lives trying to rebuild Afghanistan. Yet it never seemed to understand it

Columns | Locomotif

The Constant Spy

S Prasannarajan

You should still dread the midnight knocks; you should dread the eavesdropper you carry everywhere more

Cover Story | Return of the Taliban

Who Wants the Peace of the Graveyard?

MJ Akbar

The Afghan War is over ideology, not geography

Redeeming the Rani

Essays | Open Essay

Redeeming the Rani

Rudrangshu Mukherjee

Seeking Lakshmibai between history and legend

The Enemy Within

Features | Terrorism

Kashmir: The Enemy Within

Rahul Pandita

The arrest of a senior government functionary in Kashmir reveals the deep penetration of jihadi elements

The Party and the Parivar

Features | Politics

The Party and the Parivar
Amita Shah

A new coordinator adds to the efforts to strengthen the interface between RSS and BJP

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Columns | The Rachel Papers

Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Rachel Dwyer

The Parsi journey across history and cultures—with a stopover at Irani café

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Features | Technology

Online Exclusive

Lhendup G Bhutia

The idea that a free-floating digital creation can be worth collecting through non-fungible tokens is transforming the art market

It’s the Economy, Stupid!


It’s the Economy, Stupid!

Siddharth Singh

A star economist recounts his experience as a policy wonk

The Potential Benefit

Columns | Whisperer

The Potential Benefit

Jayanta Ghosal

CP Joshi thinks the Ashok Gehlot versus Sachin Pilot tussle will gain momentum in Rajasthan and he could emerge as a compromise candidate


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