The Master Sahib effect

In the late 1990s Modi engineered the social profile of the BJP’s support base in Madhya Pradesh, expanding on Kushabhau Thakre’s work. The party can still bank on it for the elections

Why the bureaucracy needs to relearn to work

Opening Comment

Used to dealing with a weak executive, some officers have still not been able to grasp the reality of a strong political leadership

Of frogs, scales and upper caste equations

Column

Changing economic profile of the state can override changing allegiances

Closed sugar mills spell trouble for Chouhan

Column

In Gwalior, jobs are scarce and the closure of sugar mills has caused deep social unrest among farmers

MP voters want to bake bread on the other side

Column

Is Shivraj Chouhan’s goose cooked? After BJP’s 15-year rule change seems to be in air

“Sweden makes in India, and exports from it too”

Interview

Interview with Indian ambassador to Sweden Monika Kapil Mohta

Going zero to gain

Report

Zero budget natural farming, or ZBNF, is the buzzword and Andhra Pradesh is leading the ‘beyond organic’ way

Delhi pollution: A festival in grey

Photo Story

Diwali, and Delhi is again awash in grey. Smoke from crop stubble and fireworks burdens the cold air, thick with emissions and construction dust.

Protecting sanitation workers

Column

Deaths during sewage cleaning can be avoided with a strategy for institutionalisation of protective services

If Mumbai is not to be Slumbai...

Column

Shanties to homes: New rules may only add to the existing challenges instead of solving them

To protect earth, rethink waste

Column

By undertaking this process of rethinking within the context of ‘quantum urbanism’ we will have to revisit everything from our concepts of work, value and productivity to realities of price points and business models

A portal for ports and ships

Report

Coming soon, a new portal to curb corruption and bring transparency in the shipping industry

How MeToo is going places

Column

The word is spreading to small-town survivors about their big-city sisters’ movement

Charting a new ‘course’

Column

Making the youth job-ready in the time of fourth industrial revolution

On a personal note with model and actor Milind Soman

Interview

On a personal note with model and actor Milind Soman