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Modi could be the One

Cover Story

Narendra Modi could be the man to lead India out of distress

Stories in this issue

Time for transformation

To realise the enormity of the mess the next Union Government is destined to inherit, let us return to a summer verdict 10 years ago. In 2004, immediately after it became evident that the National…

Look who's romancing the autocrat

Let’s get a few things out of the way. Criticising an influential political leader is not evidence of disrespect for India and Indians. Since I happen to live and work in the United Kingdom at the…

The Light of Benares

This is the last despatch. On Monday, Benares goes to the polls. The next issue of this magazine will appear with the 14th Prime Minister of India on its cover. And then when there are only…

Will They, Won’t They?

E-commerce in India has grown at an annual rate of over 30 per cent for the last three years Ever since word first leaked of a possible merger between Flipkart and Myntra, pundits of all stripes have…

Salman and the agony of waiting

If Salman’s indeed guilty, then his best option would have been to take the punishment early enough If there is a movie that Salman Khan should be watching in his present moment of suffering, then it…

Pawns in a bigger game

‘Security concerns’ has evolved from being just another expression, and is now a euphemism for subversion. By endorsing a No-Modi-rally-in- Varanasi stance adopted by the returning officer of this…

Mumbai’s Dabbawallahs

Voting for the Lok Sabha election may have wrapped up in Maharastra, but with an Assembly election due this October, political manoeuvrings in the state are far from over. An unexpected entrant to…

All the President’s Women

Monica Lewinsky, the world’s most famous former intern who almost toppled a presidency and started a global conversation on sex and power, is back. Sixteen years after her infamous relationship with…

The curious case of the Flying Bill

Even by the stingy standards of politicians, former PM Deve Gowda’s outstanding dues to the Indian Air Force (IAF) are in a league of their own. It was back in 1996– 97, as PM, that Gowda used IAF…

Ethics on trial

Last year, the findings of what has been called a ‘revolutionary’ study in India were made public. It showed that cervical cancer, that dreaded disease which kills over 70,000 Indian women every year…