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Oh, the pres­sures to bring some thought-pro­vok­ing sto­ries to the reader’s plate. You just can­not deal with me­di­ocrity. And so the strug­gles of bring­ing out the best can be just an­noy­ing at times. While on the eter­nal search for the lead story, we man­aged to fea­ture the very pop­u­lar au­thor Chetan Bha­gat on our cover. He is back in news for his lat­est book and for get­ting ‘caught’ in the #MeToo move­ment. While we tried our best to bring things out, he be­lieves ev­ery­thing is out there on so­cial me­dia for ev­ery­one to read. We fig­ure things out and move to his much awaited new book, con­nect­ing with the masses, be­ing a mar­ket­ing ge­nius, gov­ern­ment poli­cies and pol­i­tics and much more. So­ci­ety is not just about bring­ing sto­ries or in­ter­views for the read­ers, it is choos­ing the right mix one can. Fel­low au­thor Mal­lika Ah­luwalia fol­lows with her book Di­vided by Par­ti­tion, United by Re­silience – which are 21 sto­ries of those who wit­nessed the coun­try’s dark­est his­tory and came out suc­cess­ful. She has also started the world’s only Par­ti­tion Mu­seum in Am­rit­sar. Ac­claimed writer Mita Ka­pur speaks about writ­ing, in­flu­ences and Siyahi – her pi­o­neer­ing lit­er­ary con­sul­tancy firm. In an age where writ­ers need big sup­port to get the right deal, Ka­pur’s ef­forts are ap­pre­ci­ated. What’s So­ci­ety with­out some glam­our? Just read about Shriya Pil­gaonkar, daugh­ter of ac­tors Sachin and Supriya Pil­gaonkar. She is do­ing all things right, from act­ing op­po­site King Khan in Fan and now act­ing in a pe­riod film Beecham House di­rected by Gurinder Chadha. Not bad! Young ac­tress Aye­sha Ka­pur too is mak­ing waves with her new blog on fash­ion, life­style and more. This pow­er­house from Black also runs her own suc­cess­ful fash­ion brand Aye­sha Ac­ces­sories. She is go­ing places. For Kapil Dev fans, his sepia in­ter­view will re­vive mem­o­ries of his strug­gles dur­ing the match-fix­ing scan­dal. It just tugs your heart. Art lovers can read the in­ter­view of artist Pratik­sha Apurv who hap­pens to be spir­i­tual guru Osho’s niece. Her cof­fee ta­ble book is an in­ter­est­ing amal­ga­ma­tion of her paint­ings and ar­ti­cles on spir­i­tu­al­ity. Let’s drink to all these sto­ries with the in­ter­view of Ro­han Re­hani and Nitin Vish­was who started Asia’s 1st mead­ery called Moon­shine Mead­ery. I am sure that our Oc­to­ber is­sue will be a riot for So­ci­ety read­ers.

Deputy Ed­i­tor

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