Highlights of India Today Hindi 15th May 2019, issue:
Janadesh 2019: Cover Story/Rahul Gandhi
Chunauti Dene Ka Dumkhum
Five years after a chastening defeat in the 2014 election, Rahul Gandhi is a transformed man. He exudes the confidence of a leader who believes he has a winning battle plan.
Janadesh 2019: Cover Story/Exclusive Interview
"UPA Sarkar Ne Bhi Surgical Strike Kiye Lekin Kabhi Dhindhora Nahi Peeta"
Flying aboard a Falcon aircraft from Delhi to Agra during a campaign tour, Congress president Rahul Gandhi spoke to Group Editorial Director Raj Chengappa and Senior Associate Editor Kaushik Deka on his sense of the popular mood and his blueprint for the economy, the country and the people.
Jnadesh 2019: Interview/Amit Shah
"Rashtriye Suraksha Aur Vikas Ke Beech Koi Antarvirodh Nahi"
In the past four and a half months, BJP president Amit Shah has followed a punishing campaign schedule, addressing rallies in over 250 Lok Sabha constituencies. Constantly on the move by chopper or plane, while campaigning in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar last week, the Chanakya of Indian politics spoke to Deputy Editor Uday Mahurkar on his combative electioneering and the challenges and prospects of the BJP in the ongoing election.
Janadesh 2019: Muslim Vote
Muslim Vote Ka Mithak
The projection and pursuit of Muslims as a homogenous ‘vote bank’ has done them a great disservice—it has invisibilised their legitimate issues and allowed a radical Hindu consolidation at the behest of the BJP.
Janadesh 2019: Bihar
Rajneeti Mein Mitra Banane Ka Hunar
That show of bonhomie wouldn’t have come easy for Nitish. Soliciting EBC votes for the BJP’s Giriraj Singh, known for his hardline Hindutva—was a political tradeoff he couldn’t avoid.
Madhya Pradesh/Chunav Prachar
Scindia Ke Gadh Mein Guna Ke Sansad Ko Mila Walkover
The NYAY scheme, farm loan waivers and his royal lineage feature prominently in Scindia’s poll campaign.
Kya Bharat Par Hamla Karega IS?
The Lankan Islamist connect has been tenuous so far, though the NIA has arrested a few suspects in Kerala.
India Today Pathak Sankhya Mein Patrikaon Ke Sheersh Par
India Today Group’s flagship publications—India Today (English) and India Today (Hindi)—continue to dominate the magazine space as the most read periodicals in the country, with a total readership of more than 9.1 million and 7.7 million, respectively, as per the IRS 2019 Q1 data.
Janadesh 2019: Chhatha Charan/Uttar Pradesh
Jati Jodkar Jung Jeetne Nikle Yoddha
Many stalwarts are in the fray in sixth phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh. Former CM Akhilesh Yadav, union minister Maneka Gandhi and state minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi are sweating out to get elected.
Exlusive Interview: Ruskin Bond
"Kamyabi Dhire Dhire Hi Aaye To Achchha"
English writer Ruskin Bond lives in Mussoorie with his adopted family. The octogenarian writer's books are now available in many Indian languages. Many films have been made based on his novels and now a web series has been made. Senior Assistant Editor Sheokesh did an exclusive interview of Bond.