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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Presenting India Today Insight
A FRAGILE PEACE
MEMBERS OF THE ALLEGED CARTEL
BJP BANKS ON MITHUN MAGIC
ROUND 1 TO PINARAYI
YOGI’S BIG GAME PLAN
THE OTHER KIND OF VIRUS • The ransomware attack on AIIMS in the national capital last month is not an isolated one. As hospitals go digital post-pandemic, there is a rising trend of cyberattacks on healthcare facilities globally
TO ELECT OR TO SELECT
Armed with Friends
AN EQUAL HOLIDAY
THE ROAD TO 2024 • THE HISTORIC WIN IN GUJARAT MAKES THE BJP’S GENERAL ELECTION PROSPECTS BRIGHTER, BUT THE PARTY WILL NEED THE MODI MAGIC TO HOLD
2024: MAPPING THE BJP STRATEGY • Nine states will go to the polls next year. They account for 116 Lok Sabha seats, of which the BJP won 92 in 2019. After the massive Gujarat mandate, the party will be looking to carry forward the dominance to these states. Preventing any further Himachal-like setbacks, and instead breaching rival bastions, will be vital as it seeks to gather steam for the 2024 campaign
WHERE CAN CONGRESS LOOK FOR GAINS?
HOW ARE THE OTHER CHALLENGERS PLACED?
MODI GOVT’S BIG ECONOMIC CHALLENGES • Despite a rebound from the pandemic, the Indian economy faces pressure from geopolitical uncertainties, high inflation and unemployment rates, lagging private investment and slowing exports
THE SAFFRON TSUNAMI • THE BJP’S BIGGEST VICTORY YET IN GUJARAT SHOWS THE MODI MAGIC AT ITS PEAK. A WITHERING CONGRESS AND A RISING AAP COMPLETE THE PICTURE
CONSOLATION WIN FOR THE CONGRESS • THE CONGRESS ‘GOES LOCAL’, FLIES UNDER THE MODI RADAR, AND MAXES OUT ON REBELLION IN THE BJP
THE COLLEGIUM CLASH • Should a judge be picked by his peers or should the executive have a say in the matter? A bitter battle has broken out between the Union government and the judiciary over the appointment of judges to the top courts
A SHORT HISTORY OF JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS
HOW THE COLLEGIUM FUNCTIONS
GOLDEN DECEPTION • SMUGGLERS SNEAK 300 TONNES OF THE YELLOW METAL INTO INDIA EVERY YEAR BY AIR, SEA AND LAND, BUT ONLY A FRACTION OF IT IS SEIZED, CAUSING THE GOVERNMENT A LOSS OF REVENUE WORTH RS 30,000 CRORE
HAULS, BIG & BOLD
THE MODUS OPERANDI
WHY GOLD IS NOW SMUGGLED IN LARGE QUANTITIES
RISE OF THE RUNAWAY ROMANCERS • THE YOUTH OF BIHAR ARE DEFYING AGE-OLD NORMS TO MARRY FOR LOVE. BUT THE REPRESSIVE MINDSET OF SOCIETY, STEEPED IN CASTE LOYALTIES, MEANS THEY OFTEN HAVE TO ELOPE—AND NOT RETURN. IF THEY DO TRY TO WIN ACCEPTANCE, THE RESULTS CAN BE TRAGIC
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THE PEOPLE’S STRUGGLE • P. Sainath’s new book tells stories of the ordinary men and women who won Independence
The Triumphs of Youth • WE EXPECTEDLY FIND IN THE DIARIES OF A TEENAGE FREEDOM FIGHTER AN EQUAL DOSE OF NAIVETE AND STRENGTH
Festival SPIRIT • AFTER A COUPLE OF FALLOW YEARS, MUSIC FESTIVALS...