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Courage, says the dictionary, makes one confront extreme danger and difficulty without retreating. That requires a certain amount of foolhardiness. At THE WEEK, we believe that there is a method in the madness called courage. It is what made us go after India's own secret torture chambers, when the whole world was discussing Guantanamo Bay, and the hideous torture methods employed by the Americans in the prison they had built on Cuban soil. Our police and security forces were no better, as we realised while chasing the story.

THE WEEK's cover on the secret prisons evoked nationwide umbrage, became a topic of discussion in Parliament and resulted in a departmental investigation. We won international recognition for the project when it was selected to the final of the Daniel Pearl award, the Oscar of investigative journalism, along with our own cover story on the secret rendition programme of Indian intelligence agencies.
We are willing to travel that hazardous mile and bring out the truth because we value your right to accurate information. We would also like to hear what you have to say about such stories and invite you to share your experience with us.  

Celebrate the Courage to Go Beyond with THE WEEK.

Linkin' bark
By Deepak Tiwari
A lift irrigation project in Madhya Pradesh is being hyped as India's first river-linking project. Simply put, the Narmada-Kshipra linking project is one big hoax
Cobra loses bite
Friday, September 12, 2008. The Union home ministry approves a proposal to set up a new commando force to fight Naxals. The plan is to recruit and train some 10,000 personnel into an elite force that could infiltrate Maoist territories in small groups. Home minister P. Chidambaram handpicks K. Durga Prasad, the man credited with the success of the Greyhounds, the commando force that crushed...
Doctor Fix-it
Javed Chutani has been rigging cricket matches for years. Investigators, however, cannot get a fix on him. Meet the most powerful man in the D-Company you have never heard of
Dawn of new dons
With their health on the wane, dons Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Rajan are increasingly depending on their lieutenants. What does it mean for India’s security concerns?
Royal mess
A residential property belonging to the last nawab of Bhopal, Sir Hafiz Muhammad Hamidullah Khan Bahadur, is in the eye of a storm owing to differences among family members. After the death of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi a.k.a Tiger Pataudi, who was the legal heir to the property, his wife, Sharmila Tagore, and his sisters decided to sell one of the last remnants of the Nawab's...
'Lab'orious process
The corpse, they say, is a silent witness who never lies. But in India, it takes months, and in some cases years, to 'hear' the truth from the corpse.The viscera report of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wife, Sunanda Pushkar, came two months after she was found dead at a luxury hotel in Delhi. And it did not reveal enough data for an FIR to be filed. The viscera samples were analysed...
'Volt'e face
Was it politics of vote or the lure of a kickback that made the Madhya Pradesh government blacklist the Hyderabad-based Lanco Group and then overrule itself citing ‘public interest’? Whatever it be, the company stands richer by Rs.4,140 crore. The Lanco Group, which started as a transport business in the 1960s, was built into a conglomerate with interests in construction, power and...
Into thin air
Death of liberty
Harbingers of death
Dhule’s highwayman
Discourses in the desert
Stories of fortitude
Peace and its price
Survivors struggle
No country for men
Babies for sale
Living in hell
Disaster waiting to happen in Maharashtra
India's bookie kings
The nasty and the northeast
Dry rot
Ticking minefield
An informer's confession
External affair
Goan mining scam
Bodo riots: Victims speak
Dams and damning facts
Medical rip-off
No rain nor shine
Gift warped!
It’s show time
What in Goddess’s name!
Damned lives and statistics
Inside the Ulfa camp
Rhino poaching
Koodankulam: Dollarisation of dissent
Round Rob-in  |  Rob Hughes
East or West, Germany is the best
The party is over. The celebrations in Germany might go on for a while. The consequences are still unravelling, politically, economically and, of course, in the sacking of the national coach of the host country.If ...  »
Power Point  |  Sachidananda Murthy
Wipe the state clean
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to visit every ministry in New Delhi has resulted in a cleanliness drive across the dozen bhawans where major activities of the government are carried out. Hundreds of broken ...  »