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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
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THE DEMANDS PILE UP
STIRRED UP • The 10-month-old AAP regime has had a rocky start in Punjab
DOES INDIA NEED A FOURTH DOSE?
OVER THE YEARS
SKIRTING BEYOND THE BORDERS
NOTES FROM A SPYMASTER
AIMING FOR INDEPENDENCE
NEPAL’S FLYING COFFINS • ALL 72 PEOPLE WERE KILLED WHEN A YETI AIRLINES FLIGHT WENT DOWN ON JANUARY 15 NEAR POKHARA IN CENTRAL NEPAL. IT WAS THE LATEST OF NUMEROUS PLANE CRASHES IN THE COUNTRY OVER THE DECADES
LUCKY 13 FOR THE PM
TAMIL NADU A Huh for Adventure Tourism • Blessed with a pristine coastline as well as rolling hills, 'Rlmil Nadu has used these resources imaginatively to emerge as a leading adventure destination.
IS IT MAKING A DIFFERENCE? • THE COUNTRYWIDE WALKATHON GIVES RAHUL GANDHI AN IMAGE MAKEOVER, BUT THE CONGRESS NEEDS A TOTAL REVAMP TO REAP ITS POLITICAL DIVIDENDS
BHARAT JODO YATRA IN NUMBERS
RAHUL’S OTHER YATRAS
CAN RAHUL GANDHI FIX THE FIGURES? • Congress performance in the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in states that are on the Bharat Jodo Yatra route
THE YATRA THROUGH THE OPINION POLLS • Respondents participating in the India Today-CVoter Mood of the Nation opinion poll in January 2023
BEFORE AND AFTER BHARAT JODO YATRA • Respondents taking part in the CVoter regular opinion poll tracker
TWITTER WAR Narendra Modi vs Rahul Gandhi • While Rahul Gandhi is streets behind him in terms of followers and frequency of posts, he gains nearly double the likes and retweets PM Modi gets
THE VISUAL OUTREACH • Rahul Gandhi’s YouTube channel has substantially gained after the launch of Bharat Jodo Yatra
THE NINE TESTS OF 2023 • As the yatra concludes, these nine states will be going to the polls this year. The Congress is the incumbent power in two, challenger in three, non-existent in four
THE ANATOMY OF A YATRA
POST-INDEPENDENCE YATRAS OF SIGNIFICANCE
MAMATA’S BIG HINDU PUSH • Drawn into competition with the BJP and ridden by internal crises, the Trinamool is pushing its own brand of Hindutva. It is buidling temples and initiating rituals—all with an eye on the majority Hindu vote in 2024
TMC’S COSTLY TEMPLE SPREE
THE PROMISE OF BiG INVESTMENT • CM Yogi Adityanath is bent on transforming Uttar Pradesh into India’s top investment destination, the latest effort being the Global Investors Summit. But challenges remain
UP’S BID TO BECOME NO. 1
REVVING UP THE GROWTH ENGINE
The Dieting DILEMMA • INDIA’S OBSESSION WITH DIETING HAS SPAWNED A LABYRINTHINE WORLD OF HEALTH APPS, SELF-STYLED PLANS AND FADS THAT DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIET?
THE SCIENCE BEHIND POPULAR DIETS
PIZZAZZ PERSONIFIED • With her trademark insouciance and candour, Shobhaa De recalls her...