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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
WHY THE MAYHEM IN MANIPUR
THE ETHNIC DIVIDE
GROWING NEW ROOTS
FOOLING THE POWERFUL
TO REVIVE A RIVER
A JUMBO-SIZED PROBLEM
FLIGHT OF THE FAITHFUL
DON’T COUNT ON CASTE
THE YOUNG LOOK
MINDING THE COPS
Missing in Action
WHAT’S IN A COLOUR?
SOUTH ASIA’S NEW NUKE ASYMMETRY
GLORY OF 2 YEARS OF TAMIL NADU’S GROWTH REVERBERATES ALL AROUND • The Tamil Nadu Government’s focus on citizen-centric governance under Chief Minister M.K. Stalin’s visionary leadership has reaped rich dividends for its citizens.
SAME SEX, SAME RIGHTS • As homosexual couples seek legal sanction for their unions, they encounter socio-political opposition. The ball is now in the country’s apex court to find a balanced solution
‘THERE ARE THINGS WE CAN’T DO TOGETHER’
‘WE RE LEFT VULNERABLE’
‘WE STILL CAN’T BE CALLED A FAMILY’
‘MY PARENTS WERE WORRIED’
‘URBAN ELITIST’ ISSUE?
QUESTION OF GENDER
CORE ELEMENTS OF MARRIAGE
THE COMMON LINK
‘WE’RE STRANGERS IN THE EYES OF LAW’
‘RURAL INDIA IS OFTEN MORE PRO GRESSIVE’
‘WE WISH TO HAVE CHILDREN’
‘SECTION 377 REPEAL GAVE ME STRENGTH’
CRISIS IN THE SKIES • THE TROUBLES AT GO FIRST BRING TO THE FORE THE VULNERABILITY OF THE INDIAN AVIATION INDUSTRY IN THE FACE OF INTENSE COMPETITION AND HIGH OPERATING COSTS. EXPERTS FEAR MORE CASUALTIES IN THE SECTOR
TRANSFORMING DHARAVI • A REDEVELOPMENT PLAN OFFERS THE RESIDENTS OF ASIA’S LARGEST SLUM CLUSTER A GLIMMER OF HOPE FOR A BETTER FUTURE. BUT WITH AN ADANI GROUP COMPANY INVOLVED, CAN CONTROVERSY BE FAR BEHIND?
THE CHAWL REIMAGINED • The redevelopment plan hopes to transform the sea of hutments into a swanky ‘city within a city’
‘REDEVELOPMENT MUST UPLIFT THE COMMUNITY’
‘OUR VANVAAS HAS DRAGGED ON ENDLESSLY’
THE ENGINEER OF GRAFT • A Rs 10,000 bribe has led to the unearthing of a money-laundering racket worth over Rs 100 crore and put a top engineer of Jharkhand in the Enforcement Directorate’s net
WHAT IS MONEY LAUNDERING?
SHIFTING IMAGES • A new book of essays on Ganesh Haloi interspersed with previously unpublished illustrated folios and sketches
A TALE OF TWO GALLERIES • Art House and Gallery XXL are welcome—and very different—additions to the art spaces of Mumbai
FOUND IN TRANSLATION • Meena Arora Nayak’s retelling of Vishnusharma’s Panchatantra seals her reputation as an inspired interpreter of classical Sanskrit tales
EXTRAORDINARY MOVIES ABOUT ORDINARY LIVES • This book by Anirudha Bhattacharjee celebrates the feelgood cinema of Basu Chatterji
THE RANI VANISHES • ITALIAN JOURNALIST LIVIA MANERA SAMBUY PIECES TOGETHER THE SCINTILLATING TALE OF AMRIT KAUR, THE KAPURTHALA PRINCESS WHO WAS IMPRISONED BY THE GESTAPO
AGRA STATE OF MIND • Kanu Behl’s second feature, Agra, which will debut at Cannes, explores the themes of insanity and male sexual desire