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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Taking the Church Trail in Tamil Nadu
INDIA’S BEST UNIVERSITIES
ONE NATION, ONE POLL
TOGETHER THEY STAND • Once arch-rivals, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and senior BJP leader Uma Bharti have formed a tactical alliance
Building India’s roads to Prosperity • The former Assistant Project Manager in IRCON is now playing a key role in the Honorable Shri. Nitin Gadkari ji realizing his goals. Sanjay Agarwals’s organization, IJM, is setting new standards of excellence and speedy execution as the Ministry of Transport and Highways is connecting India at a blistering pace.
CAUGHT IN A SANDSTORM
THE POLITICAL CONTRACT
THE ALL NEW KIRLOSKAR: WHERE EXPERTISE MEETS A FUTURISTIC VISION • The Kirloskars have a glorious tradition of shaping the future. They have been the trendsetters in their industry, introducing innovations that have played a pivotal role. It is this enduring spirit that sees them transforming themselves, as they get ready to power a brave new world to live limitless.
ALL THE YOGI’S MEN
LEAD BY EXAMPLE
The Name Game
Chairman’s Address at the 59th Annual General Meeting
THE BIG POWER GAMES • THE GEOPOLITICAL DIVIDE DEEPENS AS THE CHINESE AND RUSSIAN HEADS OF STATE SKIP THE G20 MEET, BUT INDIA SUCCEEDS IN ITS AGENDA TO PUSH THE GLOBAL SOUTH CENTRESTAGE
THE CHINESE DUPLICITY • CHINA HAS BEEN BUILDING STRATEGIC INFRASTRUCTURE—AIRPORTS, RAILWAYS, HIGHWAYS, DUAL-USE VILLAGES—ALONG ITS BORDER WITH INDIA AT A THREATENING PACE. INDIA, IN TURN, IS STRIVING TO REMAIN IN STEP WITH AN ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
THE THICK RED LINE • CHINA HAS BEEN BEEFING UP ITS BORDER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR YEARS. INDIA IS BOLSTERING ITS CAPABILITIES IN RESPONSE
A RACE TO SECURE B • China’s strategic infrastructure drive and India’s response to it
WHEN LICENCE CONTROLS HURT • THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO BOOST DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING OF IT HARDWARE BY IMPOSING CURBS ON IMPORTS OF LAPTOPS, PERSONAL COMPUTERS AND SERVERS, BUT EXPERTS CAUTION AGAINST A RETURN OF THE LICENCE-PERMIT REGIME
THE PC PLANET • The selection of categories for import restrictions seems to be aimed at China, the largest exporter of IT hardware in the world
WEATHERING A SECOND STORM • A NEW SET OF ALLEGATIONS HAS HIT THE ADANI GROUP, CLAIMING EVIDENCE OF LIKELY STOCK MANIPULATION THROUGH ‘OPAQUE’ MAURITIUS FUNDS, PUTTING IT ONCE AGAIN ON THE BACK FOOT
A SLEW OF CHARGES • The allegations made by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
A BITTER SWEET TRUTH • A NEW SURVEY LAYS BARE THE ALARMING STATE OF THE DIABETES BURDEN IN RURAL AND URBAN INDIA. DRIVEN BY LOW PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, UNHEALTHY FOOD HABITS AND LACK OF AWARENESS, IT IS OUR OWN EPIDEMIC TO CONQUER
GASTRONOMIC SHIELD AGAINST DIABETES • Calories and carbs, fibre and fat—every meal needs watching to keep diabetes at bay. Dr Ritika Samaddar, regional head, Nutrition...