Reading between the Lines
Marching with a Billion: Analysing Narendra Modi’s Government at Midterm Uday Mahurkar
This book offers an inside look at the perspectives driving the Modi government. Touching on topics such as foreign affairs, the digital revolution, the social underpinnings of the new normal and of course, demonetisation, it offers an insider’s look at the people and policies behind ‘achhe din’.
Journalism through Print: Information Investigation Impact Shyamlal Yadav
The RTI Act’s importance can be easily measured by the number of scams that have been unearthed since it was passed. Shyamlal Yadav is among those who have made the best use of it, investigating everything from ministers’ junkets and corruption in the IAS to politicians’ asset declarations.
The Baba Ramdev Phenomenon: From Moksha to Market Kaushik Deka
In 1965, in the sleepy hamlet of Saidalipur, Haryana, a boy was born to Ram Niwas Yadav, a farmer, and his wife Gulabo Devi. They named him Ram Kishen. Some 52 years (and hundreds of crores of rupees) later, we know Ram Kishen as yoga guru—and FMCG giant—Baba Ramdev. This is his story.