“For us, everything is an unknown. We need clarity
When Kashmiris want to curse someone, they say “Pae Traeth” (May lightning strike you). Sanna Masood, a 38-year-old Srinagar-based entrepreneur, jokes that the heavens are upset with her, for whatever she set out to do in the past decade has taken a hit. In 2014, her home was washed away in the mighty floods that hit Srinagar and she had to wear clothes donated by someone from Chennai. Her voice chokes as she recalls how she had always given to others and how she swallowed her pride to receive help, but she is grateful for it. The floods engulfed her first major farm venture too, leaving her in serious debt.
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WHERE INDIA ISN'T SHINING
Rahul Raina’s fictional ride into Delhi’s underbelly doesn’t always live up to its momentum or promise
HOW TO BUILD A FAMILY HOME
In Dayanita Singh’s photographs of B.V. Doshi and the homes he has designed, architecture is brought alive by a touch both human and humane
BLOOD IN THE SAMBHAR
Nirupama Subramanian tells the story of the life and crimes of dosa king P. Rajgopal
SUKHBIR'S COMEBACK QUEST
On September 3, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal suspended his statewide tour, ‘Gall Punjab Di (conversations about Punjab)’, in which he meant to cover about a hundred of the state’s 117 assembly seats.
The change of guard at the top had two primary objectives: winning over the Patidars and tackling disaffection in the BJP ranks. Can new chief minister Bhupendra Patel keep the BJP’s ranks together until the election in 2022?
“WE HAVE FOCUSED ON BRINGING CHANGE ON THE GROUND”
The Covid pandemic did not spare Himachal Pradesh. Tourism in the state was hit hard, but the apple economy mitigated some of the damage. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, 56, spoke to Group Editorial Director Raj Chengappa and Senior Editor Anilesh S. Mahajan on the impressive progress his government has made in vaccinating its citizens and sounds confident that tourism and other state industries will soon be running at full steam. Excerpts:
THE DEFENCE MINISTRY’S AMBITIOUS PLAN FOR A SECOND PRODUCTION LINE TO BUILD SUBMARINES, FIGHTER JETS, BATTLE TANKS AND HELICOPTERS STUTTERS IN THE SLOW LANE
DIDI MEANS BUSINESS
It took more than a decade and three back-to-back assembly wins for the Mamata Banerjee government to roll out the red carpet again for the Tatas. Mamata came to power on the back of a farmers’ movement in Nandigram-Singur against the land acquisition for the Tata Nano factory (2006-08), and it hasn’t been easy for her government to shed the anti-industry image it acquired in the bargain.
BIG BROTHER'S SHADOW
AN UPBEAT BJP HAS AN ‘ATMANIRBHAR’ PLAN FOR THE 2025 BIHAR ASSEMBLY POLL. THE TWO CURRENT DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTERS ARE SETTING THE STAGE FOR THIS
ADDED BENEFITS, HIDDEN COSTS?
MAKING FORTIFIED RICE A NATIONAL STANDARD IS A WELL-INTENTIONED MOVE, BUT EXPERTS WARN OF THE RISKS OF OVERDOSING ON MICRONUTRIENTS
Where History Intersects With Myth
ASHWIN SANGHI is an Indian author in the intersecting genre of mythology, fiction and thriller. Here he is interviewed by RUDY SINGH at Kanha Shanti Vanam about his formative influences, what brought him to writing, and the gray area intersecting mythology and history. In Part 2, the conversation will also move to his own work and in particular his latest books.
श्रीनगर में दिनदहाड़े पुलिसकर्मी की हत्या
आतंकवादी ने बेहद करीब से मारी गोली, वारदात कैमरे में कैद
BJP, Cong kick off election campaign in U'khand
THE two main political parties of Uttarakhand—Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party kicked off their election campaign on Friday.
MUSIC IN MUD HOUSE
Deep into north Kashmir, Faheem Mir meet a small community that sings and lives on folk music but is facing a tense situation in the last few years
Ban talk makes Geelani drop Hurriyat signboard
Mirwaiz Stays Defiant, Denies Med Seats Sale
डल झील में उतरा देश का पहला तैरता एटीएम
शिकारे में घूमते सैलानी निकाल सकेंगे रकम
A Time to Reckon...
Key Pulwama carnage plotter & aide killed in Kashmir encounter
Two Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists, including a Pakistani commander of the outfit who was a key conspirator in the 2019 fidayeen attack in Pulwama that killed 40 CRPF troopers, were killed in an anti-terror operation in Pulwama’s Dachigam area on Saturday.
THE EID SLUMP
Eid has ceased to be a business opportunity as the fall in liquidity and inflation has seriously crippled the purchasing capacity of the consumer. The politics and the pandemic is adding to the retail mess that is already facing serious competition from the online, reports Ibtisam Fayaz Khan
THE DEATH WISH
As suicide attempts report on a daily basis, mental health experts assert that families and society must take individual warning signals seriously. The pandemic, politics and protracted freeze of routine life, coupled with economic hardships have added a new load to the mental morbidity and some of the people are unable to manage it, reports Minhaj Masoodi