3 years

New Year Double Issue

CHANGE: A BIOGRAPHY

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S Prasannarajan • PR Ramesh • Ullekh NP • Madhavankutty Pillai • V Shoba • Lhendup G Bhutia • Chinki Sinha • Gunjeet Sra • Rajni George • Divya Unny
Editor's Note ~ by S Prasannarajan
Change is more than an abstraction animated. It is a collection of synonyms for the next point in the grand ellipse of hope

CHANGE: A BIOGRAPHY ~ by PR Ramesh
Life stories that map the great Indian arc

THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN ~ by V Shoba
Zen and the art of being the emperor of a jewellery business in India. The man from Thrissur in Kerala has set the gold standard for transparency in the industry

THE ROYAL COMMONER ~ by Ullekh NP
This descendant of the Darbhanga dynasty of Bihar believes that historians have ignored the good deeds of her ancestors. The 33-year-old says that family fortunes began to decline from the time of her grandfather Visheshwar Singh

THE PRINCE OF PULP ~ by Rajni George
The writer as one-stop entertainment industry and a motivational icon for neo-literate India

SHE WHO BROKE TWO GLASS CEILINGS ~ by Madhavankutty Pillai
A Dalit entrepreneur who earned Rs 2 per day once upon a time and survived a suicide attempt is recognised as someone who saved one of Mumbai’s illustrious companies

THE STATE BANKER OF INDIA ~ by V Shoba
It began as a slip of a girl in a blue sari. In a male bastion, the queen of Indian banking who took the helm of SBI at a time of financial gloom wears her crown well

REACHING FOR THE STARS ~ by Lhendup G Bhutia
A political reporter from Patna today runs India’s top TV network

THE DAY OF THE UNDERDOG ~ by Chinki Sinha
A man who once worked as an unskilled labourer in Saudi Arabia and became a voice of Dalit assertion in Punjab is now a member of the Union Council of Ministers

THE FASHIONABLE OUTSIDER ~ by Gunjeet Sra
It has been a magical journey for the boy from a village in UP who reached Milan to be crowned as an original—a stylist with a dash of socialism

AN ACT OF COURAGE ~ by BY Divya Unny
The girl from Bangalore, and the daughter of a sporting icon, deviated from the father’s path to become a Bollywood original

2014 REVIEW: BOLLYWOOD
• Ek Villain • Bang Bang • Kick • Happy New Year • Queen • Haider • Highway • Finding Fanny • Dedh Ishqiya

WHAT’S IN STORE FOR 2015: BOLLYWOOD
Fan • Prem Ratan Dhan Payo • Bombay Velvet • Bajirao Mastani

2014 REVIEW: ART & CULTURE
Lamented • The Pulitzer Poet • Christie’s Again • Cultural Bully • The Indian Banksy • A Millennium for DDLJ • The New Bestselling Genre • The Yogi Departs

2014 BOOKS REVIEW: EDITOR'S CHOICE ~ by S Prasannarajan
The way things were • The zone of interest • The Myth of the strong leader • Thirteen days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

2014 REVIEW: BOOKS ~ by Rajni George
Close to home • We are completely beside ourselves • How to build a girl • Mecca: The sacred city

2014 BOOKS REVIEW: OPEN reviewers on their favourites ~ by Rajni George
Faiza Sultan Khan, Tunku Varadarajan, Burhan Wazir, MJ Akbar, Mini Kapoor, Jug Suraiya

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