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Aug 31, 2020
Next issue out on Nov 02, 2020
Aug 31, 2020
Next issue out on Nov 02, 2020
Upfront

Pugmarks are disappearing in Mukundra

It seemed like everything was in place for Mukundra Tiger Reserve (MTR), India’s newest, launched just two years back near Kota in Rajasthan.

Watch Out for Inflation Burns

Keeping inflation in check enables the RBI to drop key rates and drive growth, as it has attempted to do earlier.

The Shaheen Bagh Ideal

Only months ago, these books remind us, the streets were full of opposition to a narrow, sectarian ‘idea’ of India.

The Curious Clout of Ram Bai

What makes this Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader so crucial to any ruling formation in the state and why does every government give her the long rope?

Stricken by apathy

Kannauj MP Subrata Pathak, of the BJP, and Anil Dohre, the Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA from Kannauj Sadar, blame each other for the failure to appoint medical staff at the trauma centre.

Glasshouse

Here's this week's glasshouse.

Friending the powers that be

A ‘working relationship’ with the cash-rich BJP has ensured a steady flow of ad revenue for Facebook.
Leisure

A Sound and Light Show

Rahat Indori’s lyrical ability, and glimpses of depth, show through in his written work. But his popularity springs from histrionics. Search his name on YouTube, sort the results by view count.

Shattering the Myth

Urdu poet Rahat Indori, who made a high-brow form of art approachable for the common man, showed us that Urdu is not in decline

The Local Factor

British actor Dev Patel on how India has inspired him and his directorial debut

Time to Shine

The lockdown has helped humourist and actor Danish Sait be discovered by audiences beyond the south

Finding his feet

Ishaan Khatter is learning to strike a balance between the commercial side of the film industry and his inner calling.

Positive Vibes

The newest, Give Love, was unveiled on August 1, to coincide with International Blues Music Day.

A royal tale

John Zubrzycki’s new book on Gayatri Devi and the royal household of Jaipur is a riveting saga of a troubled family

Behind the music

A no-holds-barred account of Pandit Ravi Shankar's incredible career and tumultuous private life.
SPORT

Mind maketh the man

Even more than his gifts in front of the stumps and behind it, it was his prescient reading of the game that set MSD apart.

What you don't see when you see Dhoni?

Everyone in cricket has an M.S. Dhoni selfie, but nobody has his number, so to speak.
EDITOR'S NOTE

From the Editor-in-Chief

India Today Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie talks about Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.
The Big Story

Bharat leads the way

A few economic indicators, such as tractor sales, rural unemployment NUMBERS and FMCG sales, suggest that India's rural areas are seeing an economic uptick. Is a revival under way?

Green oversight

Activists call it a sellout, the government claims it has tightened norms. The truth about the new environment impact assessment (EIA) draft.
OBITUARY

The Mesmeriser

Pandit Jasraj was a favourite with audiences at concerts and music festivals but his most enduring contribution may have been to pull khyal away from the markers associated with gharana.