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An inside report from Planet Modi

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1 YEAR OF MODI

Any democratically elected leader should make himself available to the media on a regular basis. So should Modi, for his own sake

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1 YEAR OF MODI

Seven features of Modi’s non-doctrinaire foreign policy that is taking India from non-alignment to multi-alignment

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1 YEAR OF MODI

Not since Nehru has the country had a male leader who enjoys being the cynosure of all eyes. Anatomy of a fashion statement

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1 YEAR OF MODI

The portrait of a leader who has altered the idea of being Indian

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1 YEAR OF MODI

Nripendra Misra • AK Sharma • Ajit Doval • S Jaishankar • PK Mishra • Jagdish Bhai Thakkar • Anil Swarup • PK Sinha • Rajeev Kher • Amitabh Kant

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1 YEAR OF MODI

Mahesh Bhatt • Sanjeev Kapoor • Anupam Kher • David Abraham • Hemant Oberoi • Dharmendra Pradhan • Suresh Prabhu • Alyque Padamsee • Pullela Gopichand • Hafeez Contractor

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Cinema
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Bombay Velvet

In trying so hard to achieve a snazzy feel, this film only comes across as phoney

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Books
By the Sabarmati

This well researched slim volume relives the city’s civic past and interprets the present

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Books
Catchers in the Rye

Two refreshing works of Young Adult fiction point to the promise of this genre

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A year in the life of Varanasi, the prime ministerial constituency

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Error of Judgement? • Friends No More

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One of Assam’s most powerful voices uses magic realism to translate insurgency into resilience

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A genre-defying Kannada masterpiece ventures joyously between folklore, poetry and theatre

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Openomics

The Race for Happiness in the Age of Irrational Exuberance

COVER STORY: INDIA’S TRINITY

This is the story of three leaders in search of one India, still impatient

Open Essay

Why Hillary Clinton will survive the latest storm

Cover Story

The man who runs Indigo, India's most successful airline. A portrait

Society

In a drought-stricken village near Mumbai, men marry a second—sometimes even a third—woman whose only role is to fetch water for the family

The humiliation of Manmohan Singh, now an accused in the coal allotment scam, continues even after his 7 Race Course Road days. The pain of being let down by erstwhile loyalists and protégés is not lessened by the fig leaf of support offered by the party at the last minute

DESPATCH

Recently the Vadodara police arrested seven men for raping a newly married woman. They soon realised something startling—these regular householders had systematically targeted and raped eight women over one year

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The unmaking of Arvind Kejriwal

CUE THE VIOLINS

I send this out as a comrade in equality, as a lover not a misandrist: Will the real Indian man please stand up?

Cover Story: Ideas

Liberals lose the plot from Paris to Delhi