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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
FLIGHT TO THE FORT
A COMMOTION MADE OF CLAY
GOINGS-ON ON THE GOMTI
THE BIGGER THEY ARE…
ABHISHEK TO THE FORE
THE HARD TREK TO SHIMLA
THE VIEW FROM THE MIDDLE KINGDOM
Red Alert • New books on India’s rising tensions with China
THE MOUNTING THREAT • THE GROWING VOLUME OF ELECTRONIC WASTE IS OVERWHELMING THE INFORMAL KABADI INDUSTRY AND THREATENING OUR HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT. BUT THE CHALLENGE OF E-WASTE MANAGEMENT CAN ALSO BE A HUGE OPPORTUNITY
DECODING E-WASTE • ASSESSING THE NATURE OF THE BEAST THAT IS E-WASTE AND THE HARM BAD MANAGEMENT CAN INFLICT ON THE HUMAN BODY AND ENVIRON MENT
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY OF E-WASTE
LI-ION, KING OF THE E-WASTE JUNGLE
THAT GRAND OLD IMPASSE • The party swaps the dates for presidential polls and Bharat Jodo Yatra—the idea is to buy time and convince Rahul to return as president. He is unlikely to budge. A non-Gandhi chief? Very likely
BATTLE FOR THE BASTION • The poll campaign heats up in Gujarat, PM Modi’s home turf. Can the ruling BJP stave off the challenge from the Congress and AAP?
HUNT FOR A JET ENGINE • Can India find partners to develop indigenous engines for its fighter jets? Global jet engine manufacturers are circling Delhi, drawn by the prospect of massive purchases
INDIA’S JET ENGINE JOURNEY • Without its own jet engine, India has to settle for inadequately powered imported engines for its LCA Tejas fleet. The Gen 5 fighter jet programme, AMCA, has also been limping for the past 13 years as it seeks an engine with 110 kN thrust to meet its supercruise requirements
FUTURE SHOCK • As Future Retail goes into corporate insolvency, the curtain finally comes down on one of the most storied entrepreneurial journeys in post-liberalisation India. What’s next in store for Kishore Biyani?
A JOURNEY’S END • Kishore Biyani’s business trajectory—from launching an apparel brand to becoming an icon of organised retail to losing grip of his business empire—has not always been smooth
WHAT WOMEN WANT • THANKS TO WOMEN CONTENT CREATORS, NEW WEB SERIES ARE BEGINNING TO TALK FRANKLY ABOUT FEMALE SEXUALITY. IT’S EMPOWERING FOR WOMEN VIEWERS AND AN EDUCATION FOR OTHERS
AT HOME IN THE WORLD • Amit Chaudhuri’s new novel is short, but its themes of identity, history and memory are all copious
Spirited Away • In Avinuo Kire’s assured new novel, magic trumps realism by curing profound grief and repairing loss
By Trial or Error? • The cinematic appeal of K.R. Meera’s newly translated novel only amplifies its feminist urgency
By the Book • NEW TRANSLATIONS OF UNPUTDOWNABLE FICTION
KEEPING IT REAL • In this translation of Jeyamohan’s work, we see the writer make literary a sometimes all too literal real
A League of Their Own • ULTIMATE KHO KHO HAS BOOSTED THE FORTUNES OF THE NEGLECTED SPORT AND 143 PLAYERS IN THE NEW LEAGUE
ON THE FRONT FOOT • Undaunted by the weight of captaincy, cricketer HARMANPREET KAUR , 33, is ensuring that she and her teammates move together...