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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Presenting India Today Insight
IS THE CONGRESS IMPLODING?
THE RISE AND RISE OF THE SENSEX
CATCHING ’EM YOUNG
IS THE WORST OVER? • The falling rate of daily infections and the massive vaccination drive have raised hopes that an eventual third wave may not be as devastating as the second one. But with mutant viruses lurking and a festive season ahead, experts express guarded optimism while stressing the importance of maintaining Covid protocols
RISE AND FALL • TRAJECTORY OF TOTAL ACTIVE CASES IN INDIA SINCE ONSET OF PANDEMIC
IS COVID BECOMING ENDEMIC IN INDIA? • VITAL INDICATORS POINT TO THE PANDEMIC EBBING
POCKETS OF CONCERN • STATES WITH MORE THAN 10,000 ACTIVE CASES
DOUBLE-DOSE VACCINATION HOLDS THE KEY
MUTANT WATCH • A SOUTH AFRICAN STRAIN OF THE COVID VIRUS WHICH HAS MUTATED MORE THAN ANY OTHER VARIANT COULD SPELL TROUBLE FOR INDIA
THE QUAD SQUAD • CAN INDIA, US, JAPAN AND AUSTRALIA CONTAIN AN AGGRESSIVE CHINA?
ACTION STATIONS • In the summit meeting on September 24, leaders of the Quad grouping outlined seven major initiatives
A REGION UNDER WATCH
AN UNHOLY AFFAIR • THE ALLEGED SUICIDE OF AKHARA PARISHAD CHIEF MAHANT NARENDRA GIRI EXPOSES THE MURKY SIDE OF A ‘SAINTLY’ WORLD
THE PRIME SUSPECTS
CHALLENGES FOR THE CBI
BLOODY TRAIL AT BAGHAMBARI
THE SORDID SIDE OF HARIDWAR • Over a score of sadhus have ‘disappeared’ or have been murdered here in the past two decades
GREAT INDIAN AKHARAS • The country’s north has 13 major akharas, which belong to three different sects. The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, formed in 1954, presides over them
THE POLITICS OF EVICTION • Assam’s BJP-led government is addressing the issue of land encroachment on a war footing, but eviction drives without land reforms and rehabilitation plans have become politically motivated exercises
LAND LOST • Illegal encroachment has been a huge issue in Assam which loses massive area every year to erosion by rivers
THE ANATOMY OF THE DHOLPUR EVICTION • Sandwiched between two streams of the Brahmaputra, this riverine area in Assam’s Darrang district, comprising several villages, such as Dholpur, Phuhuratoli, Kuruwa, Kholihoi and Baznapatharand, has been at the centre of conflicts since the 1980s
Lesson in Self-reliance • Happiness delivery: Supportive education, financial aid, career counselling for underprivileged children
What makes me happy
An Ancient Southern Civilisation • Recent archaeological discoveries in the Tamirabarani river valley have pushed back the earliest date for the emergence of a complex civilisation in the region to near 1200 BCE
Heritage Hotspots and Telling Finds
SECRETS OF THE SANGAM STANZAS
FIRST PAST THE POST • Forty years after 36 Chowringhee Lane, Aparna Sen has directed another con-versation starter
COMING INTO HER OWN • She made a memorable debut in Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding (2001) as...