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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
WHY INDIA SHOULD WORRY
DEOL GOES AWOL
BANG FOR THE MEDIA BUCK
THE RIGHT WAY IS THE ONLY WAY
CONSEQUENCES OF WRONG SIDE DRIVING
DORMANT BUT DEADLY
HONEYTRAPS IN THE MEWAT
THE CHALLERGER • CAN THE SAMAJWADI PARTY CHIEF DEFEAT THE MIGHTY BJP IN UP?
THE AKHILESH GAMEPLAN • ASSEMBLY 2017
SP & FRIENDS
THE YOGI AND THE RIVAL IN CHIEF • Both Yogi Adityanath of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party have completed a term each as chief minister of India’s most populous state. Now, they head into an electoral battle in which they are the primary contenders. In interviews with Group Editorial Director Raj Chengappa half way through the polls, they shared their assessments of the election so far and their views on key issues in the contest. Excerpts:
INDIA’S BIGGEST BANKING FRAUD • The inside story of how Rishi Agarwal of ABG Shipyard allegedly misappropriated Rs 22,842 crore in loans from a consortium of 28 Indian banks
THE ‘FRAUD’ • The four instances of alleged misappropriation of funds by Rishi Agarwal and ABG Shipyard officials
RISHI AGARWAL THE RISE AND FALL
RACE TO THE BOTTOM • The ABG Shipyard scam is the latest addition to alleged cases of swindling and money laundering that have hit Indian banks over the past few years
Covid’s Troubled Children • They have paid a high price for safety in the pandemic. As they return to school, how do we compensate for the two lost years of schooling and childhood?
How to de-stress your child • Is your child showing signs of academic stress? Mumbai-based psychologist HIRAK PATEL has tips on how to handle the crisis
The Rural Divide
THE IMITATION GAME • Fresh arrests reveal the growing trend of paid proxies taking medical or engineering entrance exams as unscrupulous agents seek out desperate students or their parents looking for a short-cut to admission in highly competitive courses
CHEAT SHEET • Cheating in India is as old as examinations them-selves—endemic, organ-ised and elaborate
NOW PLAYING HERSELF • THE WOMAN COMES INTO HER OWN ON OTT AS THE FORMAT GIVES SPACE TO THE FEMALE CHARACTER, WRITER, CREATOR AND DIRECTOR
One letter at a time • Hundreds of children are learning spoken English in government schools across Mumbai, and it’s opening up new worlds for them
What makes me happy • TIPS FOR HAPPINESS
THE TRAGEDY OF THE MIMIC MEN • All of PANKAJ MISHRA’S writing is animated by a dichotomous desire—to deeply engage with the world, and yet be removed from it. His new novel is no different
DOING JUSTICE • K.R. Meera’s recently translated novella, Qabar, deals deftly with matters of both state and heart
With Truth and Dare • A new age of Indian documentary filmmaking has dawned and it is taking the world by storm
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH • MUST-SEE SOUTH ASIAN DOCUMENTARIES
THE FLIP SIDE OF FAME •...