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Issue No.: 576 | June 2015

In this issue ...

It is with a deep sense of loss that we inform our readers of the sudden demise of our editor, S. V. Raju. This very issue was the last one to be touched by his caring and watchful eye for detail, in spite of his failing health. And so, even though he could not write this editorial, its pages still breathe with his spirit, that is why it will be the July issue that will be dedicated to him.

In this issue, by way of a cover story, there are articles on some salient aspects of the Modi-led NDA government which completed its nascent debut on May 26 this year. While Bapu Satyanarayana goes over "The year that was …..”, Ranga Kota looks critically at "NDA’s management of the economy”. And a resurgent Rahul is, indeed, a prominent part of this scene, as is the sharp contrast between rural distress and farmer suicides at home and the soaring scale of economic development spurred by visits abroad.

Among the global issues that affect us all is the brutality of the ISIS and its ominous threat is captured in Ashok Karnik’s article with a power that makes it an eye-opener by itself.







Other Articles in this Issue


In this issue ...


Tribute to S. V. Raju

Nurturing a Tradition

Jehangir Patel

Fond Reminiscences of our dear Editor ...


Raju and Freedom First

Ashok Karnik

Remembering Raju

Firoze Hirjikaka

Guntur Remembers Raju


Tribute to S. V. Raju



The National Scene

NDA’s Management of the Economy – More of the Same

Ranga Kota

Agrarian Crisis – Rural Distress – and All That

Sunil S. Bhandare

Rahul Resurgent

Firoze Hirjikaka

The Year That Was ...

H. R. BapuSatyanarayana

The Rural Perspective

Agriculture and Rural Indebtedness - VIII

R. M. Mohan Rao

Point Counter Point : Every issue has at least two sides


Ashok Karnik

Being Salman Khan

Ashok Karnik

Farmers’ Suicides

Ashok Karnik

Foreign Relations in the 21st Century

Modi Goes to China: Development at Home and Peace on the Border

B. Ramesh Babu

ISIS - A New Threat

Ashok Karnik

Dawood’s Return?

Ashok Karnik

Swastika: Whose Symbol Is It Any Way?

Nitin G. Raut

The Swatantra Party in Gujarat - A Historical Perspective

The Swatantra Party in Gujarat: A Shooting Star (Part II)

Usha Thakkar
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