Amita Shah

Drinking Water: Not a Pipe Dream
Cover Stories
Drinking Water: Not a Pipe Dream

Ensuring drinking water for every household needs a community-driven system and a new mindset

20 September 2019
Can the Saint Save Them?
Can the Saint Save Them?

A desperate opposition turns to Guru Ravidas for deliverance

30 August 2019
Back to Gandhi, Desperately
Back to Gandhi, Desperately

Sonia as interim president only deepens the Congress crisis

15 August 2019
Ponduru: The Life Charkha
Ponduru: The Life Charkha

A village in Andhra Pradesh produces the most exquisite hand-spun khadi in India. Tradition demands a higher price from the spinners

09 August 2019
Sushma Swaraj
In Memoriam
Sushma Swaraj (1952-2019): Always the Optimist

Eloquent, warm and fiery, Swaraj carved out her space in the male-dominated rough and tumble of politics

09 August 2019
Khap Panchayat: What’s in a Surname?

A khap panchayat in Haryana fights the stigma of caste

02 August 2019
Small World
Sheila Dikshit (1938-2019): Leader with a Capital L

Dikshit’s concern for the environment, in a city where pollution levels have risen menacingly, reflected even in her last wish. She was cremated in a CNG crematorium, introduced in Delhi during her tenure

26 July 2019
Cover Stories
Remember Her

Incentives for women self-help groups deliver a big political message

12 July 2019
Is it all maya now?

After four consecutive electoral debacles, Mayawati is at a crossroads

05 July 2019
The Fall of Yadavastan

Power discards the already diminished socialist families

31 May 2019


Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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