Cover Stories

Director’s Roar

Rachel Dwyer

The globalisation of South Indian cinema began with Rajamouli

The Temptations of Tollywood

What Telugu cinema’s ‘nativity’ represents and why it matters to a global audience

SS Rajamouli: He Dares to Dream

Southern filmmakers are much closer to the ground than others. No Hollywood director can do what Rajamouli does

Cinema’s Biggest Mythmaker

SS Rajamouli and the craft of the spectacular

Why Congress is Essential for India and How it Can Be Revived

Congress must rejuvenate itself, bringing in fresh faces and young blood into its leadership at all levels. It would help if the party took steps to promote inner-party democracy and a more consultative decision-making style: Open up the party to internal elections for its key positions. Seek the views of a wide cross-section of party stalwarts, not just a favoured few. Allow and encourage the emergence of local, state and regional leaders, ratified by periodic votes of party members

The Grand Delusion

The bad news is not likely to end soon for Congress. But facing its biggest existential threat, the party leadership continues to be in a state of denial

Battle Plan 2024

From governance to delivery of welfare and attention to women voters, BJP will offer a new deal

The Mind of the Permanent Winner

Why Narendra Modi is the mothers’ choice

Modi and the Politics of Trust

The normalisation of Hindu nationalism

The Yogi Law

The chief minister learnt his lessons early and drew on Kalyan Singh’s approach to crime


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