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February 26 ,  2017
  • Mardi Gras in Madras
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    Mardi Gras in Madras

    By Lakshmi Subramanian | February 26, 2017

    Fear, lies and skulduggery. Twists, turns and histrionics. THE WEEK brings you inside details of a high political drama that...

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  • Waiting game
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    Waiting game

    By Pratul Sharma | February 26, 2017

    Politics often throws up interesting coincidences. In 1996, Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy filed a case against former...

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  • Sasikala judged more harshly than Jaya
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    Sasikala judged more harshly than Jaya

    By Barkha Dutt | February 26, 2017

    Why aren’t they equally culpable in social imagination when they are legally? Is there an element of class bias in the...

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  • Movies and shakers
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    Movies and shakers

    By Mani Shankar Aiyar | February 26, 2017

    Why the cinematic orientation of Dravidian politics is no happenstance

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  • Splitting heirs
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    Splitting heirs

    By Lakshmi Subramanian | February 19, 2017

    Panneerselvam’s revolt against Sasikala has led to political instability in Tamil Nadu. Will either of them emerge...

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Current Events

Winning formula? CURRENT EVENTS
Winning formula?

Mayawati is banking on the dalit-Muslim combination to return to power for the...

By Pratul Sharma/Muzaffarnagar, Deoband and Saharanpur
Wild west
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Statescan

Triad of trouble GUJARAT
Triad of trouble

Patidar, dalit and OBC agitations keep the BJP on its toes

By Nandini Oza
Achhe din have come only for the BJP
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@leisure

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Business

Code of conflict INFOSYS
Code of conflict

Despite the ongoing attempts towards reconciliation, rift between the Infosys...

By Abhinav Singh
More social spending would have justified higher fiscal deficit
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Specials

American nightmare SPECIAL REPORT
American nightmare

Thousands of Indians hoping for a foothold in the land of opportunity are...

By Rekha Dixit
Web of deceit
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Sports

  • SOCCER

    CR7 plays moneyball
    CR7 plays moneyball
    By Rob Hughes

    Until Cristiano Ronaldo arrived, fortified wines were Madeira’s most...

  • LEGENDS

    Home team
    Home team
    By Yajurvindra Singh

    Sportsfield, an apartment building in Mumbai, is home to a galaxy of...

  • BCCI

    Four-wheel drive
    Four-wheel drive
    By Neeru Bhatia

    Barely two weeks after taking charge, the new BCCI administrators show...

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The BJP has no ideology INTERVIEW
The BJP has no ideology

Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena chairperson

By Niranjan Takle
Heavy duty
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Point Blank

  • "The Congress is a sinking boat. Nobody can be blamed for what has happened to the Congress. Its boat had a hole through which water entered into it. "

    Rajnath SinghUnion home minister

  • "I was jobless for three years. Luckily my wife had a job. So we were fine. The bills were being paid. "

    Arshad WarsiActor

  • "Love is hard to define. It’s not like you can’t do it, but you won’t be able to do justice to the feeling. The most amazing and purest form of love is a mother’s, which we experience from the moment we are born."

    Kangana RanautActor

  • "If you want, you can arrest us all. We don’t care. The situation is like threatening kids by telling them to keep shut, or else Gabbar Singh will come."

    Mamata BanerjeeWest Bengal CM, on Narendra Modi and demonetisation

  • "I have to take bath if I take Azam Khan’s name. The Uttar Pradesh government works and discriminates on communal basis. "

    Shivraj Singh ChouhanMadhya Pradesh CM, on the Samajwadi Party leader

  • "Narendra Modi wears suits worth lakhs of rupees and then gives a credo of Make in India. He is doing nothing but fooling people by his tall promises and oratory. "

    Lalu PrasadRJD president