Cover Story
  • Imran Khan's pre-emptive strike plunges Pakistan into political turmoil. Can his cocktail of charisma and demagoguery save him? An India Today cover story
Apr 18, 2022
Next issue out on Apr 25, 2022
Apr 18, 2022
Next issue out on Apr 25, 2022

PM Narendra Modi as headmaster

It’s unlikely the country has seen a prime minister who likes to engage directly—and visibly—with so many social groupings

Nitish lowers the bar on prohibition

Fines, rather than prison time, will have a deterrent effect, while giving tipplers a second chance

In graphics: AFSPA boots strapped

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958, was removed from several districts across Assam, Nagaland and Manipur from April 1, 2022

Yadadri temple: The god of big things

Critics wonder if KCR is using the temple project to burnish his own image as one with a divine right to rule

Kerala: Strike against strikes

There was widespread condemnation of the two-day strike called by 22 central trade unions

West Bengal: Can Mohammed Salim save what's Left?

The new CPI(M) West Bengal state secretary plans to revive the Left’s social activism

BJP still far from the mark in Rajasthan

To depose Gehlot, the BJP will have to do more than Hindutva. Settle on a leader, for one. Vasundhara Raje is en route


Here's this week's glasshouse

Parambrata Chatterjee: I’m very much a part of the Union of India with its many diverse languages, including Hindi

Even as actor Parambrata Chatterjee readies his Bengali directorial venture, Abhijaan, for its April 15 release, the Hindi entertainment industry can’t seem to get enough of him

Amish Tripathi: Even the view that ‘history is fact and mythology is untrue’ is silly in itself

Streaming on discovery+, the docu-series The Legends of Ramayana sees Amish Tripathi make his digital debut as an anchor. The author says his tryst with the screen is just getting started

Daisy Rockwell: Meet the translator of the first Hindi novel to be nominated for the Booker Prize

Partition literature has been a recurring theme in Daisy Rockwell's translations. She has even written scholarly works on it

How ‘Gullak’ harks back to the ‘80s TV shows that won over audiences with their simplicity

Arguably India's most successful family dramedy, Gullak strikes a perfect balance between good writing and authentic acting

How reality shows are trying to find some unity in diversity

The "kone-kone se" rhetoric, of hooping in Indians from every corner, is not entirely of gloss value. It makes economic sense, too.

Book Review | 'Mahabharata: The Epic and the Nation' by G.N. Devy

G.N. Devy shows us how the Mahabharata radicalises our notions of time while remaining timeless itself

'Panchali': Retelling of the Mahabharata

A visually striking graphic retelling of the Mahabharata is undone by clumsy and clunky writing

'Onam In A Nightie': Anjana Menon's pandemic experiences

None of Anjana Menon’s breezy observations quite captures the horror of our ongoing pandemic

Kerala's K-Rail: Pinarayi's silver bullet

The K-Rail SilverLine, a semi high-speed rail network that traverses the length of the state, is cm Pinarayi Vijayan’s most ambitious and controversial project. Will it cement his legacy or ruin it?

Erosion of Ganga: The river refugees

At least 700,000 people in Bengal have lost their homes in four decades due to unpredictable changes in the Ganga's course. The Centre and the state can't agree on who's to blame

From the Editor-in-Chief

India Today Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie on the dramatic downfall of Pakistan's PM Imran Khan
Special Report

Arms trafficking: Cops turn gunrunners

The arrests of paramilitary personnel blow the lid off a flourishing supply chain of arms and ammunition for Maoist insurgents

How Uday Kotak fixed IL&FS

Charged with resolving much of the broken lender’s debt of nearly Rs 1 lakh crore, the banker has nearly pulled it off
Happiness Quest

How Odisha’s Kalinga Institutes provide free education to tribal children in remote areas

The Kalinga institutes in Odisha impart education to around 30,000 tribal children, starting from kindergarten to post-graduation, free of cost

Key design tips to convert any home into a tranquil space

Principal architect with Design Consortium India, Nilanjan Bhowal tells us how to create spaces that exude a sense of calm