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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
ONE DOWN, MANY TO GO
YOGI LEADS THE LOCAL CHARGE
NEW GOVERNOR, NEW ROWS
A SUICIDE AND A FEW QUESTIONS
A RAJPUT WALKS FREE BACKWARDS
BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE TOMORROW DS GROUP
UNDERWATER WONDER • India’s first underwater metro rail tunnel beneath the Hooghly river is the highlight of the long-awaited East-West corridor between Howrah and Kolkata. A deep dive…
PETITIONING THE LORD
An Unhappy Man
A Whole Lotta Dust
EMPOWERING COASTAL COMMUNITIES AND FISHERMEN THROUGH “Sagar Parikraina Yatra”
FIGHT TO T HE FINISH • WITH THE BJP PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS, THE CONGRESS PUTTING UP A UNITED FRONT AND THE JD(S) PLAYING THE DARK HORSE, THE MAY 10 ASSEMBLY ELECTION IN KARNATAKA IS POISED FOR A NO-HOLDS-BARRED BATTLE AT THE HUSTINGS
BATTLE FOR KARNATAKA • Electoral contests in the state have see-sawed between the Congress and the BJP, with third player JD(S) emerging as a key factor too
A TRIANGULAR CONTEST
SIX REGIONS THAT MATTER • The BJP expanded its footprint across Karnataka at the Congress’s expense in 2018. JD(S) pipped both in Old Mysuru
CASTE MATH • Major caste groups in Karnataka (% of state’s population)
THE DETERMINING FACTORS
THE GLADIATORS • Three former chief ministers, the incumbent and an aspirant—the five men who are leading their party campaigns in the three-cornered fight for Karnataka
THE VOW FACTOR • Besides the freebies, the BJP is banking on the ‘double engine’ promise to carry them across the line. But the Congress’s anti-corruption push could trip them
THE BOXER WHO MADE AN ASS OF HIMSELF • GANGSTER DEEPAK BOXER’S ARREST IN MEXICO RENEWS FOCUS ON THE ‘DONKEY ROUTE’ THAT THOUSANDS OF ILLEGAL INDIAN MIGRANTS TAKE IN THE HOPE FOR A BETTER LIFE IN THE WEST
A DASH ACROSS THREE CONTINENTS • Eight flights, nine destinations, 100 days, travel by boat, car and mini truck—Deepak Boxer’s run across the globe was a sensational escapade cut short
EYEING A BIGGER BITE • INDIA IS NOT JUST A BIG MARKET FOR APPLE’S SMARTPHONES, BUT CAN ALSO BE A KEY MANUFACTURING BASE FOR THE FIRM, HELPING IT REDUCE ITS DEPENDENCE ON CHINA
APPLE NEEDS INDIA • The country has over 1.2 billion mobile users, of whom more than 600 million use smartphones. With millions expected to migrate to smartphones over the next few years, prospects are bright for handset makers
DR. MANIMEKALAI MOHAN’S VISION FOR STUDENT’S HOLISTIC EXCELLENCE • “When school transformation is team-based, it works best. Student-teacher achievement is higher when we create more leaders”, says Dr Manimekalai Mohan. With rigorous and engaging content supported by a positive and conducive environment, her students are able to achieve academic and sporting excellence at SSVM.
DEEPIKA CHALASANI NURTURING THE MIND & BODY • A single woman’s determination to turnaround her hopeless health condition has turned out to be a boon to innumerable individuals and families seeking a guide and an inspiration to reclaim their lives.
DR. GRACE PINTO–EMPOWERING THE...