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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Your Career Goldmine
THE DIDI SUPREMACY
IMPASSE IN MANIPUR
THE THREE KEY PLAYERS • The three leaders involved in bringing a political solution to Manipur’s ethnic clashes have not been able to find a common ground. Ironically, they all belong to the same party
A PUZZLING PATCH-UP
BETTING BIG ON BENEFITS
RP GOENKA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL EMPOWERING GLOBAL EDUCATION AND NURTURING TOMORROW’S LEADERS • RP Goenka International School (RPGIS) proudly announces its establishment as a groundbreaking initiative by the esteemed RP Sanjiv Goenka Group. Nestled in the heart of Kolkata, at Alipore. RPGIS proudly sets a new benchmark for international education in India. Leveraging the latest digital technologies in educational spaces, state-of-the-art infrastructure & a world class faculty, the school is dedicated to nurturing compassionate, confident, and proactive leaders who are well-prepared for the future. The Cambridge Certified School envisions future leaders who persevere and thrive in the ever-changing dynamic world by making it our mission to provide holistic inquiry-based education that fosters critical thinking, autonomy, and creativity backed by a strong value system. The RPGIS Advantage allows for enhanced skill development in the field of innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship thereby empowering young learners to make positive contributions to the global community that shapes a united, peaceful world.
NOT OUR CONGRESS
A Sign of the Times
CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
The New SuperCM
MISSION DEMOLITION • THE INSIDE STORY OF THE BJP’S STRATEGY TO DEFANG THE OPPOSITION IN THE RUN-UP TO THE 2024 LOK SABHA ELECTION
THE TARGET STATES • After its Maharashtra masterstroke, here’s how the BJP is gearing up for 2024—from protecting its own turf in UP and Haryana to discrediting the ruling alliances in Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Bihar, from taking on a resurgent Congress in Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh to breaking new ground in Punjab, West Bengal and Odisha
POLL-BOUND STATES • The BJP won 65, or 79%, of the 82 Lok Sabha seats in four states where assembly polls are to be held later this year. The challenge is to maintain that lead against a rising Congress
“WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF OPPOSITION UNITY. IT IS A MIRAGE” • With four major state elections to be held later this year and the 2024 Lok Sabha polls less than a year away, BJP president J.P. NADDA’S schedule is packed with back-to-back party meetings. Despite that, the affable Nadda took time out to speak to Group Editorial Director RAJ CHENGAPPA and Deputy Editor ANILESH MAHAJAN on the BJP’s strategy for the general elections. He talked confidently and candidly on a range of electoral issues without dodging tough questions. Excerpts:
THE PAWAR PARIWAR • The inside story of the Sharad-Ajit feud and what it portends for the family and the NCP
A LONG DRONE PROCESS • India is all set to buy the MQ-9B drones that will give it unmatched strike and surveillance capability. But with the deal only at the start of a long acquisition process, it may take long before the military can...