State of the Nation| Modi’s dohyo and Rahul’s daring tickle
— Ajith Pillai
Amidst falling fortunes can the Sharifs stage a comeback?
— Murtaza Shibli
Samvada | The Census and the fallacy of our mother tongue
— GN Devy
Far Away and Long Ago | Akumal Ramachander, a benevolent gadfly
— Partha Chatterjee