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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
WILL THE GROWTH SUSTAIN?
HOW KEY SECTORS FARED IN FY23 (Year-on-Year Growth) • The sectors that drove India’s 7.2% GDP growth in 2022-23, and those that lagged behind
FACT AND FICN IN BIHAR
POLITICS WITH A HINT OF ROYALTY
WHO IS SAMBHAJIRAJE?
A SPOTTY TRAJECTORY
PROGRESS REPORT • Revisiting all the ups and downs over the past one year of India’s experiment to reintroduce cheetahs in its wilderness, 70 years after the fastest land animal was hunted to extinction in the country
THE FIRST GOANS ASK A QUESTION
CORRIDOR FOR THE FAITHFUL
INDO-US: CIRCLING THE WAGONS
KARNATAKA REDUX IN TELANGANA?
FRIENDS IN NEED
ALL FOR OPTICS
IT’S GETTING VERSE
A TRUSTED LIEUTENANT
LESSONS FROM THE COROMANDEL CRASH • THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW THE DISASTER HAPPENED, WHO IS TO BLAME AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO IMPROVE RAIL SAFETY
ANATOMY OF A DISASTER • THE TRIPLE TRAIN CRASH AT BAHANAGA BAZAR STATION NEAR BALASORE HAS LEFT 288 PEOPLE DEAD, OVER 1,100 INJURED AND SEVERAL QUESTIONS UNANSWERED. HERE’S A BLOW-BY-BLOW ACCOUNT OF WHAT TRANSPIRED ON JUNE 2
HUMANS OF BALASORE • Locals, disaster management officials and hospitals came together in a commendable effort to ease the suffering of the victims
GAUGING THE RAILWAYS
KCR PLOTS ANOTHER PINK WAVE • A DIVIDED OPPOSITION AND THE LACK OF A STRONG ANTI-INCUMBENCY WAVE ARE THE BIGGEST PLUSES IN THE TELANGANA CM’S BID FOR A THIRD TERM
CHALLENGES FOR THE BRS
Cold Steel Corporation - Trailblazers in Pre-Engineered Buildings • In 1977, Rajwansh Bedi introduced the concept of Pre-Engineered Buildings in India. An idea much ahead of its time, it delivered benefits that companies were not accustomed to. Over a period of time, Cold Steel Corporation has become synonymous with this genre enjoying a great brand recall and an expanding clientele.
Dr. Meehir Kulkarni The Man with a Vision • Here is a man who is passionate about health who decided to make it his business to improve people’s lives. Starting with health, the perceptive Meehir Joshi has shaped his enterprise to extend into areas that improve and enhance the lifestyles of customers.
Chandni Kapadia - Redefining possiblilities for women • There are people who break stereotypes because they believe in bettering themselves. There are people who love to challenge themselves on what all can they achieve. In Chandni Kapadia, you have a woman who belongs to both the categories to evolve as a role model for others to emulate. After achieving all this, she still has lined up a list of things to do. That’s CK for you.
LANDMARK-THE NAME SAYS IT ALL
HINDUTVA WITH A BENGALI ACCENT • AHEAD OF THE 2024 GENERAL ELECTION, THE BJP IS TRYING A NEW TACTIC TO WIN OVER BENGAL—COOPTING THEMES NATIVE TO THE STATE, RESUSCITATING HALF-FORGOTTEN TEMPLES AND REIMAGINING ‘ANCIENT’ PILGRIMAGES
BJP’S NEW DIRECTION • The party has been championing themes rooted in Bengal’s local Hindu traditions. These include
SOUTHERN STRENGTHS • PROMINENT VOICES...