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Modi’s Civic Quotient

PR Ramesh

When the Prime Minister becomes the leading citizen of a social movement and rewrites the rules of popular engagement

Books | Locomotif

Animal Spirits

S Prasannarajan

Reading Olga Tokarczuk

Reading Olga Tokarczuk

Essays | Open Essay

Kashmir: The End of Victimhood Politics

Ram Madhav

Article 370: Chronicle of a death foretold

Kashmir: The End of Victimhood Politics
A Farewell to Plastic

Cover Story | Modi’s Civic Quotient

A Farewell to Plastic

Madhavankutty Pillai

With a policy expected to be announced on October 2, a roadmap to phase out plastic pollution is finally coming to fruition

Population Control: Let Her Have a Choice

Cover Story | Modi’s Civic Quotient

Population Control: Let Her Have a Choice

Nikita Doval

Population control won’t succeed until women get to decide. A report from the frontline of family planning


Drinking Water: Not a Pipe Dream

Cover Story | Modi’s Civic Quotient

Drinking Water: Not a Pipe Dream
Amita Shah

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

Open Defecation: Quitting the Habit

Cover Story | Modi’s Civic Quotient

Open Defecation: Quitting the Habit
Ullekh NP

Swachh Bharat Mission makes headway in fighting the menace of open defecation

Tuitions in Vrindavan: When a Russian Indologist taught George Harrison Hindi

Features | Web Exclusive

Tuitions in Vrindavan: When a Russian Indologist taught George Harrison Hindi
Ajay Kamalakaran

When she agreed to teach the legendary English singer Hindi in the 1970s, India scholar Natalya Sazanova had no idea who the Beatles were. Over four months of lessons, George Harrison preferred to keep his fame a secret

Margaret Atwood: The New Testament

Books | Books

Margaret Atwood: The New Testament

Rajni George

Margaret Atwood’s sequel to her cult novel is marked by the same urgency of cultural zeitgeist and prophetic resonance that made the publication of the original a literary event 34 years ago

Rushdie’s Quest

Books | Books

Rushdie’s Quest

S Prasannarajan

Cervantes gets a worthy successor

The Risks and Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Columns | A Matter of Life

The Risks and Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Dr Ambrish Mithal

A weighty question

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