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The heartland values of Bhojpuri cinema

As Bollywood's Hindi productions spin away to cater to the upper classes and NRIs, Bhojpuri films take the audiences back to an era of family values — where the underdog becomes victorious, and where the …

| Oct 01, 2006

Gujarat as another country

At a time when a progressive patina is being painted over the rule of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, a reporter visiting Gujarat four years and six months after the pogroms finds a state where Muslims …

| Oct 01, 2006

Budget air travel, present and future

With the advent of budget airlines, air travel in India has transformed beyond recognition. The extension of low-cost air routes across Southasian frontiers has become a tantalising possibility.

| Oct 01, 2006

A great newspaper market

Trivialisation of news in India’s national English-language press hides larger trends that are overtaking the media world – taking news to the villages.

| Oct 01, 2006

The Dalit sword of Mansa

Singer and rebel Bant Singh has inspired a new empowerment movement of Dalits and landless farmers in Punjab – and the state’s feudal remnants have taken notice.

| Oct 01, 2006

Nursing the big boys

As international patent standards come into force in India, its widely hailed pharmaceutical industry is facing turbulence that will likely dramatically raise the price of medicine, at least for the short term.

| Oct 01, 2006

The two Punjabs: Drifting apart?

People-to-people contacts between India and Pakistan will mean nothing if commerce does not pick up. An appreciation of Indo-Pakistani prospects requires looking at Punjab-Punjab.

| Oct 01, 2006

Who hijacked whom?

Aircraft hijackings took place for a long time in India without anyone pointing the finger to ‘Islamic fundamentalism’. The tendency to see the world through the eyes of George W Bush will always lead us …

| Oct 01, 2006

The only way forward

The killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti should be enough to tell the rest of Southasia and the world how Islamabad’s military rulers intend to maintain their grip on the resource-rich and long-suffering province of Balochistan.

| Oct 01, 2006

Connectivity as India’s neighbourhood policy

Making India’s extensive regional borders ‘progressively irrelevant’ will not be easy, but it is necessary.

| Oct 01, 2006

The long-ago fight for Kirant identity

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the eastern Himalayan region was a hotbed of conflict as the indigenous communities pitched themselves against Tibetan Buddhist and Gorkhali hegemony. Hitherto unstudied manuscripts afford a new understanding of …

| Oct 01, 2006

The problems of transition in Nepal

The interim government in Kathmandu risks becoming a mere caretaker administration in the absence of concrete movement towards a constituent assembly through the adoption of an interim constitution.

| Oct 01, 2006

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