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August 27 ,  2017

Current Events

We are suffering the pangs of bifurcation CURRENT EVENTS
We are suffering the pangs of bifurcation

Interview/ N. Chandrababu Naidu, chief minister, Andhra Pradesh

By Lalita Iyer
A happy exit


Guv vigilante? CONTROVERSY
Guv vigilante?

With her moves as lieutenant governor, Kiran Bedi continues to provoke the...

By Lakshmi Subramanian
I can play ball




We want to build the next aircraft carrier as well INTERVIEW
We want to build the next aircraft carrier as well

Madhu S. Nair, chairman and managing director, Cochin Shipyard

By Maijo Abraham
Talk of the town


Corruption kills UTTAR PRADESH
Corruption kills

Lack of accountability and unabashed greed took the lives of the children in...

By Ajay Uprety
University for the disabled




Supreme coup NEIGHBOURS
Supreme coup

There is something dodgy about Pakistan’s highest court ousting Nawaz Sharif...

By Mani Shankar Aiyar
Flash points

Point Blank

  • "We talk in the language of yoga, but the one who doesn’t get it must be answered in language of war."

    Baba RamdevYoga guru, on relations with China

  • "Manohar Parrikar did not even know about the surgical strikes before it actually happened. It was actually orchestrated by the Prime Minister’s Office and the National Security Adviser. But Parrikar had the gall to credit the RSS training for the strikes."

    Shantaram NaikCongress leader, on the former defence minister

  • "The depiction of nation as a mother is an emotional and human construct rather than a religious identity."

    Pranab MukherjeeFormer president

  • "The best part about him is that his basics are strong in all three departments—batting, bowling and fielding. He looks so graceful in whatever he does."

    M.S.K. PrasadChairman of selectors, BCCI, on cricketer Hardik Pandya

  • "They say there are no full stops in politics. With socialists, there are no commas either. They can switch alliances, float and discard parties and make ideological somersaults at the drop of a hat."

    Chandan MitraBJP leader, on Bihar CM Nitish Kumar joining hands with the BJP