From India Today magazine

Leisure

To be a champion
These biographies of renowned Indian athletes reveal their true storiesAs a flurry of new sports biographies reveals, most Indian athletes are still just trying to break out of poverty.

Leisure

Korean writer Han Kang's novel
Books: Korean author Han Kang's new novel, Human Acts, spins around her writerly conscienceKorean poet and novelist Han Kang's novel, Human Acts addresses a central event that occupies Han's writerly conscience.

Leisure

Fashion and films aside, Delhi should engage in architecture as wellClothes, fashion, film, food and music draw a lot of engagement from all kinds of people, but architecture does not, despite impacting their everyday lives.

Glossary

Shivaji
Few things to know about Maharashtra's warrior king, ShivajiHere is some of what we do know about the great warrior king of Maharashtra, Shivaji.

Leisure

The Refugees
Books: The Refugees, a short-story collection, discovers the lives of the displaced Viet Than Nguyen's new collection of short stories, The Refugees, paints subtle portraits of the many shades of 'refugee'

Leisure

Sandeep Das
Music should be isolated from politics, says Indian Grammy winner Sandeep DasIndian tabla player Sandeep Das talks about his recent Grammy win.

Leisure

Classic Movements
The world could use understanding and making music together, says musician Neeta HelmsThey say two heads are better than one. Does the same hold true for different forms of classical music? Neeta Helms, founder and owner of Classic Movements, would say so.

Leisure

Fashion designer Rahul Mishra
How Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers series inspired fashion designer Rahul MishraFashion designer Rahul Mishra talks about how Vincent van Gogh's stunning Sunflowers series fired his imagination.

Leisure

Anoushka Shankar
I found my spirit on the dance floor of trance festivals: Anoushka ShankarMusician Anoushka Shankar speaks to India Today about playing music, listening and dancing.

NATION

Prakash Javadekar
India Today School Summit: Honing the learning curveThe second edition of the India Today School Summit brought together eminent educationists, who offered a look ahead at the country's schooling system.

Cover Story

CM Akhilesh Yadav with Rahul Gandhi.
Brothers in arms: Why the Akhilesh-Rahul alliance is a gamechanger in UP electionThe Samajwadi-Congress pre-election tie-up is proving to be a gamechanger, with rivals BJP and BSP playing catch-up.

Cover Story

Photo: Pankaj Nangia
Mayawati's BSP banks on Muslim-Dalit axis with Qaumi Ekta Dal tie-upThe BSP is hopeful that support from Qaumi Ekta Dal, led by jailed don and politician Mukhtar Ansari, will give the party an edge in securing Muslim votes.

Cover Story

Akhilesh Yadav
Narendra Modi should try the new expressway. He'll vote for Samajwadi Party: Akhilesh YadavUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav speaks to India Today on a range of issues, from the fight within his family to the alliance he has forged with the Congress.

UPFRONT

A Lopsided RivalryThe truth is that, in economic terms, we are no match. The gulf is startling. Maharashtra, by far India's richest state, is matched in GDP by Congquing, ranked 20th of China's 31 provinces. Tibet, China's poorest province, would be the 16th richest state in India.

UPFRONT

Picture for representation
Judicial appointments breakthrough? Supreme Court says 9 High Court judges should be made chief justices of various HCsThe Supreme Court has recommended that nine High Court judges be appointed as chief justices of various high courts.

UPFRONT

Rahul Gandhi
Uttar Pradesh Assembly election and the chase for Muslim votesAt just under 20 per cent of the electorate, Muslim voters have traditionally been important to parties with ambitions of forming the government.

UPFRONT

Subrata Roy
Hounded by law, Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy is running out of optionsTthe Supreme Court has ordered the seizure of Sahara's Aamby Valley project in Pune to force the group to pay Rs 14,799 crore more to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).

NATION

Storyboard
The lotus poseStoryboard of the week.

STATES

Picture for representation
Anaemic Bihar looking to make itself 'egg-sufficient'An anaemic Bihar is looking to make itself 'egg-sufficient' with the newly-launched Bihar Egg Sufficiency Campaign.

STATES

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das
Jharkhand CM's move to amend tenancy laws has tribal politicians worriedLand is a touchy topic in the state where 26.3 per cent of the population is tribal and over a third of the seats in the assembly are reserved for Scheduled Tribes.

STATES

Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh
20 per cent candidates in Uttar Pradesh election come from political familiesAll parties are guilty when it comes to doling out tickets to leaders' kin.

STATES

Amit Shah
Politicians are leaving nothing to chance as the elections heat upAs election time in Uttar Pradesh nears, leaders are taking precious time off from electioneering to drive down to Peetambara Peeth in Datia.

STATES

Captain Amarinder Singh
Punjab election is too close to callA fierce triangular contest in the Malwa region makes it hard to call the Punjab elections.

STATES

Nandigram
West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee's 'super-speciality' hospitals are still-bornAs many as 34 super-speciality hospitals that the Mamata government claims to have opened are all no more than block primary health centres in shiny new buildings.

STATES

Rajkiya Adarsh Uch Madhyamik Vidyalaya
Rajasthan: Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's push to improve state-run schools shows resultsChief Minister Vasundhara Raje's push to improve state-run schools shows results.

NATION

Subodh Gupta
What makes Subodh Gupta a hunger artistA one-on-one session with Subodh Gupta, a well-known contemporary artist who plays with sculptures, painting, photographs, and installations.

Glossary

Viagra-like-pill for the mind
GlossaryGet ready for a Viagra-like pill-for the mind. Scientists have discovered that lust starts in the brain, with the hormone Kisspeptin triggering a chemical storm

Glass House

PM Modi
Glasshouse From the FDI dilemma to Lalu Prasad Yadav's peacock mystery, this is all glass house of the week has in its kitty for you.

NATION

Barack Obama
What went viral on social media this weekFrom kitesurfing to AAP in Norway, this is what went viral on social media this week.

UPFRONT

Social boycott of women in Nagaland
In Nagaland, a violent opposition to 33 per cent reservation for women in local bodiesTribal bodies of Nagaland contend that the reservations for women infringe on Naga customary laws and traditions as protected under Article 371(A) of the Constitution.

UPFRONT

 Cyrus Mistry
The long goodbye: Tata Sons severs all ties with Cyrus Mistry The Tata Sons has severed all connection with the Tata Group's former chairman Cyrus Mistry in a swift 'extraordinary general meeting' at the company's Bombay House headquarters.

Leisure

Pragati Singh talks about Asexuality
From matrimony website for asexuals to hall of heroes: All that's changing around youFrom matrimony website for asexuals to hall of heroes, take a look at what is changing around you. 

Special Report

Illustration by Nilanjan Das
Why Indian companies should worry about Donald Trump's America First policyA leaked draft of the order shows that the Trump administration wants to reduce legal immigration to the US.

Cover Story

VS Sasikala
Sasikala's enigma: From a video shop-owner to Tamil Nadu CM-in-waitingTamil Nadu's CM-in-waiting charts a stunning takeover of the party and the government, but her moment of triumph is marred by public anger and the revolt of a party veteran.

Cover Story

O Panneerselvam
Ottakarra Panneerselvam: The Amma stand-in that always stood out in AIADMKHaving served as the nightwatchman in cricket, Panneerselvam drew sympathy not as much from the AIADMK MLAs as from others watching from outside the party.

Cover Story

Sasikala
AIADMK's post-truth: That Sasikala is neck-deep in politics may have never been Jayalalithaa's intentJayalalithaa would have least imagined that her friend [Sasikala] would be unanimously chosen by the AIADMK's MLAs and ministers as the natural successor.

Cover Story

Sasikala
The rise of Chinnamma: A quick look at how VK Sasikala rose to powerHere is a quick glimpse at how VK Sasikala rose to power.

The Big Story

Illustration by Nilanjan Das
How triple talaq debate misses enduring misogyny of all personal laws in IndiaAs the Narendra Modi government's call to ban the Muslim custom segues into campaign rhetoric, what loses ground is the larger question: the enduring misogyny of all personal laws in India.

The Big Story

Flavia Agnes
Flavia Agnes: Merely getting rid of personal laws wonâ??t reform societyLawyer-activist Flavia Agnes says the country's laws are good enough, they only need to be used well.

The Big Story

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Triple talaq makes women vulnerable, it can't be justified, says Union law minister Ravi Shankar PrasadThe Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says the custom has been abolished in many Islamic countries, it's India's turn now.

Books

Aurangzeb
New book on Aurangzeb explains why he remains a misunderstood MughalRutgers' historian Audrey Truschke's new book Aurangzeb: The Man and the Myth revisits the historical record and context to upturn many presumptions and reveal a complex figure, ruthless and restrained by turns.

THE ARTS

India Today Art Awards
India Today Art Awards: Brush with GeniusThe India Today Art Awards were a celebration of artists and enthusiasts who constantly push boundaries to create and curate path-breaking work, blending genres and generations.

Health

G-Spot, the future of female orgasms
Jab We Mate: New G-spot injection will deliver multiple orgasms in minutesHere comes an orgasm injection to supersize that elusive key to female pleasure, the G-spot, and grant women a springtime of erotic renewal.

Cover Story

Narendra Modi
With Budget 2017, PM Narendra Modi puts aam aadmi at the centre of his economic narrativeModi now puts the aam aadmi at the centre of his economic narrative.

NATION

Point of view
Padmavati row over a fictional queen is a move from 'post-truth' to 'alternative facts'In the last week, we've moved from 'post-truth' to 'alternative facts'. Had Padmini not existed, we would've had to invent her. And we have.
 
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