20 June, 2021
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Road To Delhi Starts From UP

2022: Battleground Uttar Pradesh. Why BJP can’t afford to lose this state? Why Yogi Adityanath’s Act 2 as CM rests on how he handles the pandemic?.

Giridhar Jha
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June 14, 2021

Cover Story

  • Interview

    ‘BJP Will Come Back To Power...’

    'It is true that the Covid second wave has been quite severe and it overwhelmed the system for a...

    June 14, 2021 | Ruben Banerjee, Giridhar Jha
  • UP/2022

    In UP Maths, BJP Gives No...

    Party looks to repeat its victories since 2014 in the state that holds the key to ruling the nation

    June 14, 2021 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
  • Opposition

    Safely Cornered Out There

    Various issues bedevil the Yogi government, yet the Opposition slumbers on

    June 14, 2021 | Giridhar Jha
  • Interview

    ‘Faith In Congress Is Rising, Its...’

    There’s jungle raj in Uttar Pradesh and the government has failed in fighting the Covid pandemic, says...

    June 14, 2021 | Prashant Srivastava


  • Islands/Turmoil

    Lakshadweep Isn’t Maldives

    The UT administrator’s ‘unilateral’ thrust on ­tourism-based development invited a Covid spike and caused ripples that reached the...

    June 14, 2021 | Preetha Nair
  • Bengal/Politics

    Didi Blows A Cyclone To Delhi

    The Bengal defeat has become too bitter a pill for the BJP to swallow, and it is conceding more ground to one of its strongest rivals.

    June 14, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • Punjab/Education

    Back To Public Schools

    The Amarinder Singh government’s focus on schools is showing results

    June 14, 2021 | G.P. Singh
  • Environment/InitIatives

    From Seed To Forest

    The slow road of ecological restoration

    June 14, 2021 | Ananda Banerjee
  • Opinion

    India’s Revenant Forests

    The country’s programme for restoration of lost green cover makes no sense. Neither on paper nor on the ground.

    June 14, 2021 | T. R. Shankar Raman
  • Opinion

    Weed Out The Brutish Colonisers

    Invasive species are one the biggest threats to biodiversity and human well-being, but are these invincible?

    June 14, 2021 | Ramesh Venkataraman


Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week

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Foreign Hand

It’s been a century since local Whites rained mass destruction...

June 14, 2021



To Make Tea, Add Water

A prolonged dry spell has hit the major tea-producing region of India

June 14, 2021 | Dipankar Roy

Zoning In The Moolah

The former state’s new industrial policy aims to push investment towards unlikely destinations

June 14, 2021 | Naseer Ganai


  • Snapshot

    Power Plan Gone Underground

    Doing away with electricity poles and taking power lines to the womb of the earth? That makes eminent...

    June 14, 2021 | Sandeep Sahu
  • Interview

    ‘Western Cure May Not Suit...’

    We treated over 20,000 cases of Covid and our treatment process helped reduce the mortality rate to almost...

    June 14, 2021 | M.S. Shanker
  • Snapshot

    Cherry Sour On Pondy Cake

    N. Rangasamy, the new CM, contracted Covid but that didn’t dull his political senses! He’s keeping his...

    June 14, 2021 | G.C. Shekhar
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    June 14, 2021



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

June 14, 2021

Insurgent Warms Up To New CM

Peace threatens to erupt in Assam—on the back of a budding chumminess between new CM Himanta and underground ULFA...

June 14, 2021 | Dipankar Roy



Power Tools For Tokyo

Boxer Amit Panghal and wrestler Bajrang Punia of Rohtak and Jhajjar in Haryana—both world number ones in their disciplines—will power India’s Olympic campaign this summer

June 14, 2021 | Ashutosh Sharma

Arts & Entertainment


Covided Screen

Tamil cinema’s three top stars struggle to complete their films

June 14, 2021 | G.C. Shekhar
Review/Art and Culture

‘Rani Bharti Is Fiction, Not Rabri Devi’

Huma Qureshi tells Lachmi Deb Roy in an interview how she...

June 14, 2021 | Lachmi Deb Roy


Book Review

In Reverse, The Verse Is Free And It Flows Freely

Poetry holds a mirror to…the global pandemic and climate change.

June 14, 2021 | Malashri Lal


Lakshadweep Diary

The fragilest beauty, in miniature. High literacy. The lowest crime rate in India, perhaps the world. Religion as genuine piety. How can you fix what ain’t broke?

June 14, 2021 | Jagdish Sagar



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

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