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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
IT’S BRAND YOGI IN UP
ADVANTAGE AAP • The SC verdict backed the AAP govt against the L-G on control of services, but the BJP-led Centre is unlikely to give up
BAD NEWS FOR KHABRI
The ‘K’ Word
A Curious Dilemma
BABU IN THE DOCK
AN EXCEPTIONAL LIFE
THE BURDEN OF VICTORY • NEW CM SIDDARAMAIAH WILL NOT HAVE IT EASY WITH HIS MAIN RIVAL IN THE CO-DRIVER’S SEAT. THEN THERE’S THE HUGE TASK OF EXECUTING THE PARTY’S ‘5 GUARANTEES’
BUMPY ROAD AHEAD
A PLAYFUL COAST
THE CONG QUEST • THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW THE STATE WAS WON AND THE LESSONS THE GRAND OLD PARTY CAN LEARN FROM THIS SUCCESS
READING THE VOTE • BOTH THE FINAL NUMBERS AND THE EXIT POLL REPORT THROW UP INTERESTING INSIGHTS ON HOW KARNATAKA VOTED
INDIA TODAY-AXIS MY INDIA EXIT POLL • HOW GENDER, AGE, CASTE, EDUCATION AND OTHER KEY FACTORS SHAPED THE VOTERS’ CHOICE
INDIA TODAY-AXIS MY INDIA EXIT POLL • THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL FACTORS THAT HELPED VOTERS DECIDE WHICH PARTY TO VOTE FOR
THE CONGRESS A-TEAM • It takes many hands to win an election. The party leaders who helped tilt the scales
IN DEPTH KNOWLEDGE FROM THE MOST CREDIBLE SOURCE
READYING FOR FUTURE BATTLES • THE CONGRESS HOPES TO DO A KARNATAKA IN RAJASTHAN, MADHYA PRADESH AND CHHATTISGARH, STATES THAT ARE SCHEDULED TO GO TO THE POLLS LATER THIS YEAR. CAN THE PARTY REPEAT ITS MAGIC?
THE THREE BIG FIGHTS • Though the Congress won Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in the 2018 assembly elections, the party’s fortunes saw a reversal in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, with the BJP almost making a clean sweep in all three states. The challenge for the Congress is to arrest the BJP’s superlative performance in the Lok Sabha polls where votes are sought in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For the BJP, the key questions is: Will the Modi magic work again?
Leading mindful transformation • HSO, the transformation company, found the able hands of Prabhat Nagaraj to steer its foray into India and the Philippines. Already well-established globally, Prabhat’s experience and reputation played a huge role in building the brand in Asia. He discusses taking ownership, and leading by example.
LANDMARK-THE NAME SAYS IT ALL
Narendra Firodia Humanitarian First. Entrepreneur Next. • Verse 20-21 of Chapter 3 of Bhagavat Gita says, “By performing their prescribed duties, King Janak and others attained perfection. You should also perform your duties to set an example for the good of the world. Whatever actions great persons perform, common people follow. Whatever standards they set, all the world pursues:” While it aptly defines them, the 4th Generation Scion, hasn’t deviated one bit.
Archana Suresh Kute - Leader Extraordinaire • In today’s world, women are breaking barriers and achieving success in all fields, and the business world is no exception. One such inspiring woman is Archana Suresh Kute, who is making waves with her exceptional leadership and management skills, as well as her philanthropic work and advocacy for...