Sunday Story 2018

Sunday Story 2018 News

Congress comeback: Rahul Gandhi to grapple with young-vs-old debate

With the 2019 elections looming, Rahul Gandhi will have to reconcile a restless youth leadership and an old guard unwilling to cede space.

Pinarayi Vijayan: Comrade uncompromise

With protesters and the government bracing for another showdown over the entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala, The Indian Express on why CM Pinarayi Vijayan has staked his political career and the future of the CPM by sticking to his stand on implementing the Supreme Court verdict.


Urjit Patel: RBI Governor and his governance

If Raghuram Rajan spoke his mind, Urjit Patel whispers it — but is as clear. With govt entering poll mode and the economy hit by headwinds, a fractious relationship will be further tested. The Indian Express explains how both sides need to communicate — and why the options are few given today’s politics and economics

Karnataka verdict: JD(S) — Back with a Bangalore

A hung House and a series of dramatic events have seen the JD(S) take over the reins of the government in Karnataka in alliance with the Congress. JOHNSON T A looks at how the Gowdas, till recently on the precipice of irrelevance, now see a chance to resurrect the party

The Wait

The Supreme Court’s decree to let women of all ages into Sabarimala temple has been thwarted by a combination of faith, politics and patriarchy. But is it really as black and white as that? The Indian Express talks to the women closest to the altar.

Free fall

With the rupee hitting an all-time low of 72.98 against the US dollar on September 18, The Indian Express examines what a weak currency means for the national economy — and personal finance.


The Maze

Six recent arrests by the Maharashtra Police and the CBI point to a complex and intricate web of fringe Hindu radical groups whose members are now being linked to four murders and a recently busted terror module. The Indian Express untangle the plot

United, they?

1971, 1977, 1989 — the Opposition united to take on the ruling behemoth with mixed results. Does history point to what the future holds? The Indian Express goes back to explain what the emerging battlelines for 2019 may mean

Battling Nipah: A month later, Kerala seems to be over the hump but officials can't lower their guard

A month after the death of the first suspected victim, Kerala seems to be over the hump, having kept off a second wave of infection. But the 2,500 people in quarantine, doctors manning isolation wards, and officials can’t afford to lower their guard. The Indian Express reports from a state on high alert.

The bricks in the wall: In system that reduces children to mere percentages, a look at what it is to not make the cut

According to data for 2018, the Delhi-National Capital Region has the highest concentration of CBSE schools, with the states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana accounting for nearly half of the 11,510 CBSE-affiliated schools across the country.