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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
NO ROOM FOR DISSENT?
Power of Two
HONEST TO THE CORPS
The Outsider Gambit • West Bengal districts with a big concentration of Hindi speakers
THE NEW LOCAL • Three new regional parties have been formed in the run-up to the Assam assembly poll
THE RISE OF A NEW OPPOSITION
THE RETURN OF RAJE
IS THE WORST OVER? • THE COVID GRAPH MAY BE FALLING AND THE VACCINES ARE CAUSE FOR CHEER. BUT GIVEN THE THREAT OF A FRESH WAVE OF INFECTIONS AND THE EMERGENCE OF NEW MORE VIRULENT STRAINS, THE PANDEMIC IS STILL WITH US
Injecting a Dose of Optimism
FAQ File • Dr V.K. Paul, member, NITI Aayog, and chairperson, national expert committee on vaccines, answers niggling questions on the Covid vaccine
DETENTE AT THE ROOF OF THE WORLD • AFTER A 10-MONTH HAUL, INDIA AND CHINA HAVE BEGUN PULLING THEIR TROOPS BACK FROM THE BRINK IN EASTERN LADAKH. HOW SIGNIFICANT THIS IS AND WHAT IT DOES TO CHANGE THE SITUATION ON THE GROUND
A STORMY FLIGHT AHEAD • India’s airlines are staring at aggregate losses of a staggering Rs 1.3 lakh crore by the end of the next fiscal year. The fare hike will bring some relief but not quite enough
SHOT IN THEIR ARMS • SHOULD FOREST GUARDS BE ARMED WITH LETHAL WEAPONS? SPORADIC ATTACKS ON FORESTERS PROMPT A REASSESSMENT OF INCONSISTENT REGIONAL REGULATIONS
FATAL ATTACKS ON FORESTERS
FIRE POWER SO FAR • SOME STATES ALREADY ISSUE FIREARMS, WHILE OTHERS ARE YET TO TAKE A DECISION
ACT EAST • THE CONCLAVE EAST 2021 SAW IT ALL—FROM POLL BUGLES AND STUMP SPEECHES TO FIERY DISAGREEMENTS
CLASH OF THE TITANS • The TMC chief and the home minister butted heads on a number of issues, including...
MAKING EAST INDIA GREAT AGAIN • The conclave saw heated debates and constructive suggestions on how to make the eastern region a hub of growth and development
IMPORT LICENCE • INDIAN FILMMAKERS ARE LOOKING ABROAD FOR INSPIRATION AGAIN. BUT THIS TIME, THEY’RE BORROWING, NOT STEALING
THE ORIGINAL OTT STAR • Having first embraced the web show format, actor Sumeet Vyas is now reaping its dividends
OPENING SCENES • Debashree Mukherjee tells the story of how the Hindi film industry came of age in pre-independent India
Bringing Horror Home • Sonia Faleiro’s new book is thorough in its reporting and often harrowing in its effect
MARVELLOUS REVOLUTION • BY INCLUDING A FEMALE SOUTH ASIAN SUPERHERO IN ITS RANKS, THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE IS SHOWING HOLLYWOOD HOW DIVERSITY MUST BE EMBRACED
SIDEKICK TO SUPERHERO
THE NEXT STAGE • By helping build ‘maajja’, a unique platform for independent musicians from South Asia, A.R. Rahman wants to ensure he gives his younger colleagues that much-needed push forward
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
The Art of Collecting
HOTSHEET PICK OF THE MONTH
Landing the Moon
Food made Good • The ground between...