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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
BACK TO THE CRYPT?
AIR TRAVEL MAKES A COMEBACK
THE DAKMASTER NEXUS
YOGI 2.0: NEW CASTE EQUATIONS
KEY PLAYERS IN THE NEW CABINET
THACKERAYS IN THE CROSSHAIRS
THE BITTER HALF
The Future Speaks
A NORTHEAST BOYCOTT?
An Andhra Thaali
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
THE ALLURE OF ALIA • SHE ALWAYS KNEW SHE WAS BORN TO BE A STAR. NOW, THE WORLD KNOWS IT TOO. ALIA BHATT HAS ARRIVED, AND HOW
Famous Five • In a career that will mark a decade mark later this year, Alia Bhatt has consistently delivered hits
On a Role • Alia’s other noteworthy performances
TECH TO THE BOOTH: BJP’S MISSION 51 • Aiming at a 51 per cent vote share in 2023, the ruling party in MP has deployed digital technology to micro-manage its booth-level voter outreach
“Like sugar in milk, those who joined from other parties became one with me” • On March 23, SHIVRAJ SINGH CHOUHAN completed two years in office during his fourth term as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. A few weeks ago, he had become the longest serving BJP CM, overtaking former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh. Chouhan spoke to RAHUL NORONHA on the challenges in his fourth term, his preparations for the 2023 assembly poll and his newfound ‘Bulldozer Mama’ image. Excerpts from the interview:
A NEW GATEWAY TO THE CAMPUS • BOARD RESULTS WILL NO LONGER DECIDE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS. BUT CAN THE COMMON ENTRANCE TEST LEVEL THE FIELD FOR STUDENTS FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS?
WHAT’S CUET? • A quick guide to college admission under central universities
LONG COVID THE REAL THREAT • From memory loss to chronic fatigue that can last for months, the duration of post-Covid complications remains a mystery
HOW TO STAY SAFE AFTER COVID • Vital recovery tips from Dr T. Chandrasekhar, Director of Internal Medicine at Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai
THE MELTDOWN IN SRI LANKA • FACED WITH A SERIOUS ECONOMIC CRISIS, THE ISLAND NATION HAS BEEN FORCED TO LOOK OUTWARDS FOR HELP WHICH, IN TURN, IS BURDENING IT WITH HIGH EXTERNAL DEBT
HELP FROM ACROSS THE STRAIT
GOING UP IN FLAMES • A MAJOR WORRY FOR EV OWNERS IS THE RISK OF THE BATTERY CATCHING FIRE. WITH RECENT REPORTS OF SOME ELECTRIC SCOOTERS COMBUSTING, THIS PROBLEM IS NOW FRONT AND CENTRE
POWER PLAYERS • A LOOK AT SOME OF THE 2022 OFFERINGS FROM THE BIGGEST STABLES—BMW, AUDI, MERCEDES BENZ AND MORE
TWO WHEEL ITANS • THERE OF THE LATEST BIKES ON THE BLOCK
PURE THRILLS • SKODA’S NEW SLAVIA GIVES YOU PLENTY OF REASONS TO CONSIDER A SEDAN OVER AN SUV WHILE ADDING A GENEROUS DOSE OF FUN
SMOOTH OPERATOR • MARUTI SUZUKI HAS LAUNCHED THE NEXT GENERATION OF THE BALENO. SO WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THE RIDE?
A MATTER OF SAFETY • With a 4-Star safety rating from Global NCAP, the made in India, made for India Renault Kiger SUV proves that it is as safe as it is stunning
CREATURE COMFORTS • KIA IS ALL SET TO LAUNCH...