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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
PORN AND PREJUDICE
JAB WE MET
Modi Vs the IAS?
Didi’s Game Face
LOSE SOME, WIN SOME
COUNTING THE CASTES
HINDUTVA’S TRIBAL TROUBLES
INDIA’S WONDER WOMEN • AGAINST DAUNTING ODDS, INDIA’S SPORTSWOMEN DID US PROUD, BUT THE OVERALL MEDAL TALLY WAS DISAPPOINTING. HERE’S A BLUEPRINT FOR WINNING MORE MEDALS IN THE FUTURE
MEN WHO SHONE • THOUGH OUTPERFORMED BY INDIA’S WOMEN ATHLETES, THE MEN ALSO NOTCHED UP SOME IMPRESSIVE RECORDS
UNDER PERFORMERS • HOPE RODE HIGH FOR INDIA’S ARCHERS, SHOOTERS AND BOXERS, BUT IT WAS NOT TO BE. LACKLUSTRE PERFORMANCES LED TO EARLY EXITS
THE BIG REVIVAL • WITH THE MEN’S TEAM WINNING A MEDAL AFTER 41 YEARS AND THE WOMEN’S TEAM QUALIFYING FOR THE SEMI-FINALS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, INDIAN HOCKEY IS FIRMLY BACK ON THE GLOBAL STAGE
GRIT & GLORY • INDIA’S WOMEN ATHLETES PERSEVERED AGAINST HEAVY ODDS TO LEAVE THEIR MARK ON THE WORLD STAGE
MAKING OF A NEW LOOK BJP • THE PARTY TRIES TO SHED ITS ‘BRAHMIN-BANIA’ IMAGE WITH A YOUNGER LEADERSHIP TIER WHERE WOMEN AND BACKWARD CLASSES CAN BE PIVOTS OF FUTURE GROWTH
A FRESH SAFFRON WASH
Public Health’s Private Problems • THE PERFORMANCE OF PRIVATE SECTOR VACCINATION CENTRES REMAINS UNDERWHELMING—DESPITE IMPROVEMENTS IN SUPPLY. WHAT CAN BE DONE TO SCALE UP THEIR NUMBERS?
Lagging Behind • Despite a 25% quota of the monthly Covid vaccines manufactured in India, private centres have yet to pick up pace
CATCHING THE TRADE WINDS • Auto exports surged across the board in the first quarter of 2021, with two-wheeler exports three times the figure for 2020
THE MEGA ORDNANCE MAKEOVER • CAN THE RESTRUCTURING OF 41 ORDNANCE FACTORIES INTO SEVEN NEW DEFENCE PSUS GIVE INDIA’S DYSFUNCTIONAL MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX A NEW LEASE OF LIFE?
THE NINE EXISTING ONES
THE GREAT WILD HOPE • India wakes up to the need for mitigation measures such as underground transmission lines and animal overpasses to curb wildlife mortality, even if it means driving up solar energy and highway costs
SEEKING SAFE PASSAGE • The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway shows the way in how linear infra can incorporate mitigation features
CAN’T TOP THIS • WITH A STRING OF RELEASES ON OTT PLATFORMS, MANOJ BAJPAYEE IS EMERGING AS NEW BOLLYWOOD’S FIRST SUPERSTAR
MORE GOOD THAN EVIL • Known for his villainous performances, Ashutosh Rana is today being given a larger canvas for his art
A Genre of Their Own • Young Indian American musicians are adding the dhol to their songs and a spunk to their politics
FUSION REACTORS • British Indians making their mark
ACTING ON HER INSTINCT • It has taken Anna Ben just four films to cement her place as Malayalam cinema’s everywoman
“I LIVE WITHOUT FEAR” • Streaming on Netflix, the Tamil anthology Navarasais a collection of nine shorts that explore one human emotion each. It seems strange that for one so undaunted, Siddharth examines the feeling of fear. Having debuted in Shankar’s Boys (2003), the actor built his reputation as a reliable powerhouse...