13 May, 2021
Farmer Protests

Running On Jat Fuel

A seemingly imploding agitation against three contentious laws found a new lease of life after a teary appeal from Jat farmer leader Rakesh Tikait. What next for the farmers who have vowed to carry on till the laws are repealed? The face-off with the government just got more intense.

Preetha Nair, Bhavna Vij-Aurora
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February 15, 2021

Cover Story

  • Tikait Line

    Onward Ticket

    Rakesh Tikait's journey as a leader is about channelling farmers’ pain and anger as a narrative against...

    February 15, 2021 | Jayanta Bhattacharya
  • Interview

    ‘They Called Us Khalistani...’

    First, they targeted those from Punjab, the Sikhs. Then they spread canards about farmers from...

    February 15, 2021 | Jayanta Bhattacharya
  • Interview

    ‘If Tikait Succeeds, Hats Off...’

    Rakesh Tikait was supporting the new farm bills till November 27, 2020 when he joined the agitation at...

    February 15, 2021 | Jayanta Bhattacharya
  • Agri Budget

    Sow No Hope

    Budget 2021 reinforces ­farmers’ fears that corporate India ­matters more than them

    February 15, 2021 | Lola Nayar, Jyotika Sood

National

  • Politics/Bihar

    A House Divided Over Home

    Nitish Kumar fights for control of his government, and his future, as BJP seeks the spoils of war

    February 15, 2021 | Giridhar Jha
  • Politics/Tamil Nadu

    Jockeys Infest The Turf Club

    Rahul makes a point on a solitary campaign path, as smaller parties in both the AIADMK and DMK...

    February 15, 2021 | G.C. Shekhar
  • Law/Bail

    To Be Punished Until Proven...

    Our jails are full of undertrials. ­Are they being punished before their guilt is established in court?

    February 15, 2021 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav
  • Opinion

    A Broken Rule

    Courts are routinely flouting basic judicial norms on bail

    February 15, 2021 | Anas Tanwir

International

  • Foreign/Myanmar

    The Coup Clutch Clan

    Five years of watered down democracy tested the Myanmar military to its limits. Aung San Suu Kyi’s resounding poll win seals her fate. Army...

    February 15, 2021 | Seema Guha
  • Sans Frontiers

    Headlines from around the world last week

    February 15, 2021
  • Greene House Effect

    Marjorie Taylor Greene, the newly elected Republican House representative in the US, ticks all the wrong boxes: she has racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Islamist views. Can the Democrats get rid of her?

    February 15, 2021

Business

Budget/LIC

Policy For Shifting Weight

The impending disinvestment of LIC through an IPO has all worrisome angles covered, but the gravity of this...

February 15, 2021 | Yagnesh Kansara
Food/Out Of The Box

Aprons On, Bons Vivants

Finicky about going out but peckish for great food—DIY food kits have spectacularly solved the conundrum for eateries

February 15, 2021 | Lachmi Deb Roy

Poliglot

  • Snapshot

    Valley Of Dams

    A flurry of big power projects in the Chenab valley in Jammu has the residents and activists worried...

    February 15, 2021 | Naseer Ganai
  • Odisha

    Sunset Ladies Curfew

    The office of the Engineer-in-Chief in Odisha had a strange order: all lady officials should leave the office...

    February 15, 2021 | Sandeep Sahu
  • Snapshot

    Rejig Ripples

    Following expansion of the Yediyurappa cabinet in Karnataka last month, loyalist veterans...

    February 15, 2021 | Ajay Sukumaran
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    February 15, 2021

The NEWS

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

February 15, 2021

Overdose Of Vitamin-D (For Defect)

Top TMC leaders like Mukul Roy, Suvendu Adhikari, Sovan Chatterji, Rajib Banerjee, Saumitra Khan have defected to the BJP. How big a price...

February 15, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Arts & Entertainment

Review/Art and Culture

‘Kai Po Che Is Incomplete Without Sushant’

It is the struggles that pitch-forked him to where he is now, says actor Amit Sadh who made a breakthrough performance in 'Avrodh: The Siege Within', a series released this year

February 15, 2021 | Lachmi Deb Roy

Books

Book Review

Storm And Lightning

A politically volatile, violent decade comes alive in the candid memoirs of a top police officer

February 15, 2021 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora

Diary

Translator’s Diary

Over time, I evolved my own philosophy of translation. It had to be a seamless flow between English and Kannada that preserved the savour and experience of the original while dispersing...

February 15, 2021 | Krishna Manavalli

Letters

Letters

Published Feedback From Our Readers: Rants, Raves, Bouquets, Brickbats

February 15, 2021