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Cover Story | Locomotif

Modi, Ram and the Temple

S Prasannarajan

It was as if political Hinduism’s first citizen wanted to liberate Ram from the aggressions and grievances of Hindutva, and dedicate him to the nation

Cover Story | Ayodhya

Modi Redeems a Sacred Pledge in Ayodhya

Swapan Dasgupta

What the Ram Temple does is to link nationhood to a deeper and longer perspective, incorporating INDIA’S entire cultural inheritance, from antiquity to the present

Modi Redeems a Sacred Pledge in Ayodhya

Columns | Guest Column: Corona Chronicles

Growth in the Time of Corona

Sajjid Z. Chinoy

What should India’s economic priorities be during and in the aftermath of Covid-19?

The Great Indian Way

Columns | Soft Power

The Great Indian Way

Makarand R Paranjape

The rebuilding of the Ram temple is the triumph of resacralisation

Columns | History of the Present

The End of Emotionalism

MJ Akbar

Development is the only alternative

Cover Story | Ayodhya

Return to the Ideal City
Bibek Debroy

There was no room for falsities in the welfare state of Rama as depicted in the epic

The Scent of India

Columns | The Rachel Papers

The Scent of India
Rachel Dwyer

Smelling my way through a cultural maze

The Original Existential Hero

Cover Story | Ayodhya

The Original Existential Hero
Arshia Sattar

We stay with Rama-the-human because of his resemblance to us

A Year in the Life of Ayodhya

Cover Story | Ayodhya

A Year in the Life of Ayodhya

Kanchan Gupta

Events that have followed the Ram Rath Yatra of 1990, culminating in August 2020, are a collective testimony to LK Advani’s strategic thinking

Unmade by China

Essays | Open Essay

Unmade by China

Clive Hamilton Mareike Ohlberg

How the Chinese Communist Party has been reshaping the post-Cold War world order by remoulding nations, societies and institutions from within

The Awakening

Cover Story | Ayodhya

The Awakening

Keerthik Sasidharan

The Ram temple offers itself as an opportunity for a new generation to think for themselves about this wave of history and faith that has washed in, sweeping away a great amount of historical angst and refuse

Workless at Home

Features | Corona Chronicles: Jobs

Workless at Home

Rahul Pandita

What it’s like to be suddenly unemployed during a pandemic

Left Alone

Features | Corona Chronicles: Health

Left Alone

Nikita Doval

The psychological toll of recovering in isolation

Reading and Seeing

Features | Television

Reading and Seeing

Aditya Mani Jha

Several high-profile adaptations of literary fiction prove that big books can make for fine viewing

Manoj Bajpayee: ‘Good cinema grows on talent, not on power’

Cinema

Manoj Bajpayee: ‘Good cinema grows on talent, not on power’

Divya Unny

Manoj Bajpayee’s new film tells of an ageing cop in a polarised city. The actor speaks to Divya Unny about the limits of the insider-outsider battle onscreen and offscreen

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