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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
IT’S IPO SEASON AGAIN
THE REPO RISE SURPRISE
REDRAWING THE MAP
THE NEW ORDER • The Delimitation Commission’s recommendations have not gone down well in the Valley
AMPLIFYING HIS PRESENCE
FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS • A barrage of markings conveying significant information remain an important presence on the surface of roads. Motor vehicles departments across the world meticulously chart these basics of roads for guiding the public and ensuring their safety. Each of these markings serve distinct functions.
GEHLOT IN CHOPPY WATERS
KILLING WITH SWEETNESS
Not Your Meal Ticket
PUNJABI BY NATURE
Celebrating 1 YEAR UNTIRING SERVICE
EMPOWERING TAMIL NADU WITH THE DRAVIDIAN MODEL • The State focuses on citizen centric governance and social justice to ensure equitable growth and sustainable development.
NOW OR NEVER • THE WRITING HAS BEEN ON THE WALL FOR EIGHT YEARS, BUT THE CONGRESS HAS BEEN WILFULLY BLIND. WITH OBLIVION THREATENING TO BECOME A VERY REAL POSSIBILITY NOW, THE PARTY’S UDAIPUR CONCLAVE BECOMES THE FIRST STEP IN A LONG JOURNEY TO AVERT A CERTAIN DEMISE
“WHY CAN’T A 40-YEAR-OLD BE CONGRESS PRESIDENT?” • Former Union finance and home minister and Congress Working Committee member P. Chidambaram is a key policymaker in the Congress. In an exclusive interview with Executive Editor Kaushik Deka, the veteran leader explains why the party needs to nurture younger leaders
“CONGRESS WORKERS KNOW COME WHAT MAY, GANDHIS WON’T COMPROMISE ON PARTY IDEOLOGY” • Former Union Minister Ajay Maken is a Rahul Gandhi favourite. A CWC member, he is also the general secretary in-charge of Rajasthan, one of the two states where the party is in power. Speaking to Kaushik Deka, he demonstrates how the current crisis in the Congress can be an opportunity for younger leaders to prove themselves
“LEADERSHIP IS THE OMNIPRESENT BUT INVISIBLE GORILLA IN THE ROOM” • Former Union Minister Manish Tewari was part of the ‘Group of 23’ who wrote to Sonia Gandhi in 2020, calling for an available, accountable leadership. In a conversation with Kaushik Deka, he outlines why Congress should rebuild its ideological and organisational framework. Excerpts
The Long Shadow of Khalistan • THE ATTACK ON THE PUNJAB POLICE INTELLIGENCE HQ IS A REMINDER THAT THE KHALISTAN ISSUE IS STILL SIMMERING. THIS TIME THE SEPARATISTS ARE USING GANGSTERS TO DO THEIR DIRTY WORK
DOWNFALL OF THE RAJAPAKSAS • Through nepotism and poor policy decisions, the Rajapaksas have nearly ruined Sri Lanka’s economy. Now, a nation burning in rage wants the last of them out
ROAD TO MISERY • SRI LANKA’S RULING FAMILY CHOKED ITS PEOPLE THROUGH ATROCIOUS GOVERNANCE. THEN, THE STREETS HEAVED.
COVID DEATHS IN INDIA: IS THE WHO RIGHT? • A WHO report on Covid-related deaths suggests that the toll in India was far larger than the official numbers, but as both sides lay out their arguments, one truth stands exposed—the lack of transparency and accuracy of...