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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
THAKUR & THE REBELS
THE LONG ROAD TO DELHI
“NO QUICK SOLUTION TO THE RUSSIA UKRAINE WAR”
FOR LAND, AND IDENTITY
WALKING THE EXTRA MILE
TO PRAY OR TO POACH?
MAKEOVER AND MAKING UP
LAUNCHED INTO THE BIG LEAGUE • INDIA’S BIGGEST ROCKET HAS LAUNCHED ITS HEAVIEST PAYLOAD AND ENTERED THE GLOBAL SERVICE MARKET TO FERRY COMMERCIAL SATELLITES INTO SPACE
THE RISHI RAJ CHALLENGES & PITFALLS • EVEN AS INDIA CELEBRATES ONE OF ITS OWN MOVING INTO 10, DOWNING STREET, RISHI SUNAK FACES THE DAUNTING CHALLENGE OF PULLING THE UK ECONOMY BACK FROM THE BRINK
ROUGH RIDE TO NO.10, DOWNING STREET
ECONOMY: THE BIG FOUR CHALLENGES • FROM TAMING HIGH INFLATION, ESPECIALLY RISING FOOD AND ENERGY PRICES, TO FIXING THE ECONOMY’S GROWTH AND RESTORING CONFIDENCE IN THE STOCK MARKETS, THE NEW UK PRIME MINISTER HAS HIS TASK CUT OUT
TEAM SUNAK • His Key Ministers
ON FOREIGN POLICY, INDIA WANTS CONTINUITY • WHILE THE FTA IS PROGRESSING SATISFACTORILY, ISSUES RELATED TO MIGRATION AND MOBILITY NEED TO BE RESOLVED EARLY AND TO MUTUAL SATISFACTION
THE DYNASTS DILEMMA • BJP LEADERS LIKE TO CALL OUT THE OPPOSITION’S ‘PARIVARVAAD’ BUT THEIR OWN PARTY IS NO STRANGER TO POLITICAL NEPOTISM
FAMILY RULES APPLY • The BJP says leaders can have family in the party, but the organisation will dictate the ‘inheritance’ of younger members. The ‘one family, one ticket’ rule is to ensure this. The heirs are usually inducted for strategic reasons—to gain entry into certain constituencies/voter groups; or in situations where the family is independently very influential. But across India, wherever the party has influence, dynasties have grown apace
NDA’S DYNASTIC ALLIES
THE SAFFRON HYBRIDS
HOMELAND BATTLES • AFTER NEARLY 25 YEARS IN POWER, THE BJP NOW FACES A THREE-CORNERED BATTLE IN GUJARAT. WILL IT HELP OR HURT THE PARTY’S CAUSE, OR COULD THIS ELECTION SPRING A SURPRISE?
PAST RECORD • The previous two Gujarat assembly polls saw BJP wins, but 2017 also had a few close calls
THE POLL PLANKS
VOTES THAT COUNT • The communities that have the numbers to swing the polls
A POLL OUTSOURCED • The poll campaign for all three parties—BJP, Congress and AAP—is led by leaders who don’t reside in Gujarat, at least not now
ENEMY IN THE SHADOWS • WITH A NEW CASE REGISTERED EVERY HOUR, INDIA HAS BECOME A HOTBED OF STALKING INCIDENTS. IT’S TIME THE AUTHORITIES TOOK A HARD LOOK AT THE LAW AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION TO ENHANCE DETERRENCE ON THE GROUND
A GROWING MENACE • After it was criminalised in 2013, stalking incidents have been on the rise in the country, barring the slight drop in 2019 and 2021
ARE YOU BEING STALKED? SIGNS TO LOOK OUT FOR
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EPIC REACTION • Films based on Hindu deities and mythology have appealed to Indian audiences for decades. But the flood of hate and intolerance in...