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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
THE QUEST FOR UNITY
A RUPEE-ROUBLE STALEMATE
THE TEESTA TUSSLE
FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL
“WE WILL GIVE AN ADDITIONAL DIMENSION TO OUR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP” • The strategic partnership between India and France, which will complete 25 years next year, has not just deepened but also considerably expanded India-France relations since it was announced in 1998. Regarded as one of India’s most reliable partners, ties with France, particularly in defence, have gained as much salience as New Delhi’s relations with Moscow. That was evident when CATHERINE COLONNA, France’s new foreign minister, made her maiden visit to India on September 13-15 after she was appointed in May 2022. In an exclusive interview to Group Editorial Director RAJ CHENGAPPA, Colonna spoke candidly on a range of key issues, from bilateral ones that included enhancing defence cooperation, to global concerns, such as how to join forces to ensure peace in the Indo-Pacific region, how to resolve the Russia-Ukraine war, combating terror in all forms and the role India can play when it becomes president of the G20 later this year. Excerpts
RETURN OF THE CHEETAH • HUNTED TO EXTINCTION IN INDIA BY 1952, THE BIG CAT IS NOW BEING REINTRODUCED IN THE COUNTRY. WILL THE WORLD’S FIRST INTERCONTINENTAL TRANS- LOCATION OF A CARNIVORE IN THE WILD WORK?
TRAVEL ITINERARY • A look at what the animals’ journey from Namibia to India will entail
CAT STATS • THE LOWDOWN ON THE CHEETAH, THE FASTEST LAND ANIMAL, WHICH WILL SOON ROAM IN INDIA AFTER ITS EXTINCTION 70 YEARS AGO
A WHOLE NEW ECONOMY
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE…
THE PAIN POINTS • The Covid-19 pandemic only aggravated inequality in India, with the rich getting richer and those at the bottom of the pyramid languishing even further. Has India made a K-shaped recovery? If so, how can we make growth more equitable?
LIGHT ON THEIR TRACKS • THE HIGH-ALTITUDE STAND-OFF WITH CHINA HAS FORCED THE INDIAN ARMY TO RECOGNISE THE NEED FOR LIGHT TANKS. A NEW PROJECT TO DESIGN AND BUILD ARMOURED VEHICLES FOR THE HIMALAYAN FRONTIER IS WAITING FOR THE GO-AHEAD
Travel Plus QUARTERLY
EAT, READ, LOVE • In Rampur, everything from the Raza Library to the shop selling jalebis has aged gracefully
THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS • In India, travel often becomes a pilgrimage. As places of worship are added to itineraries, they become the destinations believers most cherish. Here are 10 temples you must visit in this last quarter of 2022
ARUNACHAL ROLLING THROUGH THE HILLS • Generous hosts, scrumptious food, a rich heritage and dreamy hilltops—a 12-day drive through Arunachal Pradesh lays out all that makes the simple, free-hearted northeastern state one of the most delightful travel destinations in India
DESERT DELIGHTS • Don’t believe the postcards. If you really want to explore Jaisalmer, ditch the camel for a jeep
CALL OF THE WILD • They span just a percent and a half of India’s landmass, but national parks are home to its most invaluable ecosystems. In winters, when winged visitors...