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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Note to the reader:
THE LAND PANGS
ON A WING AND A PROTEST
CHECK OR CURB?
ROARING AND RISING
THE ‘JIHAD’ CARD
NOT QUITE ABOVE BOARD
VARIOUS STATES OF THE NATION
THE ROVING CMs
Govt vs the Guv
Assam’s RISING WOMEN POWER • The Orunodoi scheme has emerged as a tectonic shift in the way the fruits of good governance are delivered and poverty alleviation programmes are run in the country. Its impact has been acknowledge in several academic exercises within and outside the country.
EDITING HISTORY • Selective deletions of significant passages in textbooks on Indian history in the name of rationalisation of school curricula once again stoke fears of the politicisation of education
GANDHI ASSASSINATION DELETIONS
COMMUNAL RIOTS DELETIONS
MUGHAL HISTORY REVISIONS
CUTS IN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND CASTE ISSUES
HOW PAST GOVERNMENTS REVISED HISTORY • Governments of all persuasions have been guilty of trying to rewrite the history textbooks in the past
Earlier changes by the Modi government
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT • There is no need to resort to the excuse of Covid-19. The deletions relating to the Mughals, the RSS and the Gujarat riots are justified in themselves. Schoolchildren mustn’t be burdened with complexities
NO SELECTIVE NARRATIVES PLEASE • It is time the discipline of history is left to the historians and not dictated by narrow-minded politicians with a worm’s eye view of the world
BRAND CONSCIOUSNESS • Whether with the people associated with the company or the environment, Samsonite India CEO Jai Krishnan states that being responsible and responsive drives success.
BJP’S BIG OBC PUSH • The OBC vote has been a significant part of the BJP’s success since 2014. Will the demand for caste census in states and its inherent dangers upset the party’s plans?
THE OBC GAMEPLAN • What the Modi regime has done since 2014
THE REGIONAL FOCUS • How the BJP is tackling the OBC quagmire in crucial states
CLASH OF AMBITIONS • THE CONGRESS SEES A WINNING CHANCE IF IT PLAYS ITS CARDS RIGHT, BUT THE COMPETING CHIEF MINISTERIAL DREAMS OF SIDDARAMAIAH AND D.K. SHIVAKUMAR COULD TURN SPOILSPORT
SPARKLING REVOLUTION • A CHEAPER, GREENER ALTERNATIVE TO MINED DIAMONDS, THE LAB GROWN DIAMOND IS EXCITING DIAMANTAIRES ACROSS THE WORLD AND IN INDIA. GOVERNMENT PUSH AND THE ENTRY OF NEW PLAYERS OPEN UP A BRIGHT UNIVERSE OF PROFITABLE OPPORTUNITY
A CUT ABOVE • The processes involved in producing lab diamonds, India’s growing role in their production and export, and their uses
PLAYING THE NETA • AS ELECTION SEASON DRAWS NEAR, CINEMA BECOMES A VEHICLE TO SHOWCASE POLITICAL ICONS AS EITHER HEROES OR VILLAINS
WHEN OTT WENT POLITICAL
THOSE WERE THE DAYS • A celebration of the golden era of Hindi cinema, Vikramaditya Motwane’s Jubilee is much more...