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Table of Contents

16-22 April, 2014 | Vol 06 | Issue 15
The second most powerful man in BJP is more than what you have heard of him
A journey in search of the real Amit Shah, variously described as the man who holds the key to Narendra Modi’s conscience, a rutheless artist of realpolitik , the smartest spin doctor in town and the man nobody dares mess with. A definitive portrait
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Does Rohinton Mistry really need Aditya Thackeray’s permission to visit Mumbai?

On a closer read, the BJP’s manifesto ‘One India, Greater India’ is the party’s most definitive documentation of life after Ayodhya.

The enigma that is Rahul Gandhi has proved too inscrutable for the people of Benares.

Listening to the claims of Manmohan Singh, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Karunanidhi

A new government means a new set of favourite bureaucrats. Who will stay on and who won’t?

Hope and fears about the future of technocratic imagination

The agony of being M Karunanidhi

An economist lists five priorities for the next government

How a generation is using messaging apps to score dates and, if lucky, hookups

At the age of 84, S Paul, the man who shaped Indian photojournalism, still takes his camera out for a daily shoot

Gossip and the tragedy of the film journalist

Sun’s bet is that it can fix the factory glitches, get US regulatory clearances, and turn the Sun-Ranbaxy combine into a low-cost generics export powerhouse.

The Director’s Tantrum • The New Kiss on the Block • Being Starry

Books

Another foreign correspondent falls for clichés in his haste to explain a country he has scarcely understood

Cinema

In Thiruvananthapuram to shoot his new film, Paul Cox talks about his ‘near death experience’ and what it has meant to his art

Science

Our squinting or widening of eyes are evolutionary tools to help deal with the environment

Gadgets

A collection for professional drivers and sports car enthusiasts