February 2012

Cover Story and Featured Stories

In Uttarakhand, there are signs of a hung assembly. Smaller parties and independents can play kingmaker and decide the fate of Congress and BJP
Akash Bisht Dehradun

This moment must come in every star's life when they start appearing as caricatures of their own manufactured self-image. With Ra.One and Don 2 bombing, is the superstar losing it?
Aakshi Magazine Delhi

Drawing massive crowds and tipped to be the next big leader, Imran Khan is rocking Pakistan. In a free-wheeling interview he describes his political vision, radical transformation from below, end of the feudal and VIP culture, and his deep love for India. Exclusive interview with Imran Khan
Kiran Nazish Lahore

SP and Congress seem to be riding high, the BSP's base is in rapid decline, while a faction-ridden BJP lags behind. Indeed, the electoral game in UP is wide open
Anil Kumar Verma Kanpur

If Priyanka joins the campaign across UP, along with Rahul's consistent efforts, Congress might hope to push the electoral threshold beyond predictable limits
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

Akhilesh Yadav is flying on the anti-incumbency wave across UP, while the game seems to be over for Mayawati
Pradeep Kapoor Lucknow

Conversation with Akhilesh Yadav

Sadiq Naqvi Bijnor

With Congress literally absent on the ground, it's SP which might get the Muslim vote
Seema Mustafa Moradabad

Face to Face with Jorge Ayerse Roza De Oliveira, Portuguese Ambassador to India
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi  

'Narcopolis' has created a new benchmark in literary fiction. Kudos to Jeet Thayil for having made a neat transition from verse to prose
Jaya Bhattacharji Rose Delhi

The books tell important stories, based on actual events couched in fiction, and yet slide out of the crevices of one's head, leaving little trace of memories
Ratna Raman Delhi

Will UP's relatively high economic growth in recent years yield political dividends for BSP?
Ajit Kumar Singh Lucknow