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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
DISCOVERING Tamil Nadu’s Wild Side • From the lush forests to its long coastline, Tamil Nadu is brimming with wildlife, destination making the state a top for nature lovers.
AFTER THE SHINDIG
SHINDE VS. UDDHAV: HOW THEY STACK UP
THE KUSHWAHA CAPER
A RUDE REALTY SHOCK
DOUBLING DOWN • On February 4, the state government effected a 100 per cent hike in jantri, or the minimum benchmark rate for property/land transactions
ELECTING TO GO ELECTRIC
A LIFE MISSION GONE WRONG
SMOKE RINGS IN SAGARDIGHI
HIGH INTENT • With a promise of investments worth Rs 33.5 lakh crore at the Global Investors Summit this month, Uttar Pradesh is poised to become an attractive destination for investors
WAR OF THE VETERANS
WHO MOVES FIRST?
No Power Hunger Here
ANDHRA PRADESH IS MARCHING TOWARDS A LONG AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH PATH • Andhra Pradesh, currently, is in fast-forward mode of growth. It is endowed with abundant natural resources and a lengthy coastline of 974 km which is the second longest in the Country. The state has achieved remarkable progress in the industrial sector. Nearly 3.5 million mobile phones are produced in the state each month, and the state has the potential to manufacture 3 million TVs annually. Going forward, the state is looking to invite manufacturers in advanced sectors such as semiconductors, batteries, and power storage.
THE CHINA SNOOPING MENACE • CHINESE-MADE CCTVS ACROSS INDIA COULD WELL BE ACTING AS THE EYES AND EARS OF BEIJING. EXPERTS RAISE CONCERNS OF NATIONAL SECURITY, BUT EXISTING LAWS AND AWARENESS ARE INADEQUATE TO DEAL WITH THE THREAT
CHINESE SPYVERSE • China can potentially use its surveillance cameras to gather sensitive information. The West was the first to raise alarm and take action. India, too, needs to step up vigilance and block spying possibilities
CHINA’S EYES IN THE SKY
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN • PM MODI AND THE BJP KNOW THAT THE CRUCIAL STATE ELECTIONS THIS YEAR WILL SET THE MOMENTUM FOR THE BIG BATTLE IN 2024. MEANWHILE, OTHER NIGGLES HAVE TO BE IRONED OUT, INCLUDING INTERNAL FACTIONAL FEUDS AND LOSSES FROM EX-ALLIES
APPEALING TO THE MASSES
HELPING HANDS • The govt functionaries helping the party organisation win elections
THE BJP JUGGERNAUT • The BJP has not been able to match the vote percentage it got during the 2019 general election in subsequent assembly polls
THE POLL ROAD AHEAD
WHY IT’S HOLDING STEADY • THOUGH VOLATILE, INDIAN BOURSES HAVEN’T TAKEN THE BEATING ONE ANTICIPATED IN THE WAKE OF HINDENBURG’S ADANI REVELATIONS. WHAT EXPLAINS THEIR RESILIENCE?
WHY MARKETS HAVE HELD FIRM
THE PENSION TENSION • ECONOMISTS MAY BE AGHAST AT THE REVOLT AGAINST THE NEW PENSION SCHEME (NPS) AND THE CLAMOUR FOR RETURN TO THE OLD PENSION SCHEME (OPS), BUT FOR POLITICAL LEADERS, IT IS A POTENT ELECTION ISSUE THAT THEY ARE PUSHING FOR SHORT-TERM GAINS
WORKPLACE WELLBEING • At the first Happiness at Workplace Summit and Awards, experts and winners come up...