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SEASON OF ROADSHOWS
SOP OPERA • IT’S RAINING MUNIFICENCE IN POLL-BOUND GUJARAT. PM NARENDRA MODI, VIRTUALLY THE ONE-MAN CAMPAIGN FACE OF THE BJP, HAS ANNOUNCED OR INAUGURATED PROJECTS WORTH OVER RS 65,000 CRORE IN JUST TWO MONTHS
SATAN’S OWN COUNTRY?
MISSION BIHAR: THE ‘JP’ IN BJP
BIG FISH VS THE SMALL FARMER
BACK ON TRACK
KHARGE TAKES THE REINS • MALLIKARJUN KHARGE, 80, THE FIRST DALIT PRESIDENT CONGRESS HAS HAD IN 50 YEARS, TAKES OVER AT A TIME WHEN THE PARTY IS DESPERATE FOR A REVIVAL. CAN HE RISE TO THE CHALLENGE?
WHO IS MALLIKARJUN KHARGE? • The Dalit leader from Karnataka was born on July 21, 1942, in Warawatti, Bidar district. A practising Buddhist, he is the oldest Congress president at 80 years of age. Speaks five languages—English, Hindi, Urdu, Kannada and Marathi—and was a state-level kabaddi and hockey player in his younger days
KHARGE’S TOP CHALLENGES
A ROADMAP TO REVIVAL
MIXED MESSAGES • Senior BJP and RSS leaders signal an interest in dialogue with Muslims in the wake of the crackdown on the PFI. But the politics of polarisation endures
THE TAMING OF COVID-19 • A decline in the number of Covid infections and deaths suggests that natural or acquired immunity has helped us get the better of the virus, though it’s early days yet to pronounce the end of the pandemic
VIRAL TRAJECTORY • THE SARS-COV-2 VIRUS CONTINUES TO EXIST IN OUR MIDST, MUTATING FURIOUSLY FOR SURVIVAL. BUT EVEN AS IT JUMPS FROM HOST TO HOST, IT SEEMS TO BE FAST LOSING ITS DEATHLY STING
DOLE OR INCENTIVE? • THE PRODUCTION-LINKED INCENTIVE SCHEME HAS HELPED BOOST INDIA’S MOBILE EXPORTS BUT IS YET TO SHOW RESULTS IN SOME OTHER SECTORS. AGILITY AND EASE OF DOING BUSINESS IN ITS IMPLEMENTATION WILL DETERMINE ITS SUCCESS
THE PLI UNIVERSE • WITH A RS 1.97 LAKH CRORE OUTLAY, THE PRODUCTION-LINKED INCENTIVE SCHEME IS BIG ON AMBITION. TRACKING ITS PROGRESS IN A FEW KEY SEGMENTS
FASTER, HIGHER, STRONGER… IN CHHATTISGARH • The Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress government hosts the state’s first-ever Chhattisgarhia Olympics ostensibly to promote traditional Indian sports among its people. It’s not all sporting spirit, though. The event is also intended as a political outreach a year ahead of the assembly polls
TRAPPED IN AN ICY GRAVE • THE DEATHS OF 29 MOUNTAINEERS IN AN AVALANCHE IN UTTARKASHI HAVE PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE DANGERS CLIMBERS FACE IN THE HIMALAYAS
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MAD ABOUT THE MOVIES • Pan Nalin’s Chhelo Show, India’s entry to the Oscars, is a testament to both the filmmaker’s and the country’s love for cinema
KNOCKING ON THE ACADEMY’S DOOR • India’s Oscar story is one of sudden glory and narrow misses
THE FRIENDS WE NEED • There are now enough web shows about female friendships for them to be a radical, subversive genre...