The Best of The Week - 1982 to 2002

The Best of The Week - 1982 to 2002

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Author: A Selection
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 211
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0670049344


This volume, a celebratory volume capturing twenty years of the magazine's existence, brings together some of the most fascinating stories in Indian journalism. A judicious mix of hard news and features, the book contains twenty-five stories culled from the period between 1982 and 2002.

The news articles documenting events like the assassination of Mrs. Indira Gandhi and the Bhopal gas tragedy, brilliantly recreate incidents that shook the nation. An interview with
Pakistan’s President Zia-ul-Haq reveals the canny General at his best, while a psychiatrist’s in-depth analysis shows how Sachin Tendulkar’s brain works. Far removed from the world of the top brass is the poignant love story of a French girl who marries an Indian beggar afflicted with leprosy. While some stories are bizarre, like the one about the Aghora swamis who eat human flesh from burning pyres and mate with the dead, some are intriguing, like the one about the mysterious Peter Bleach who dropped a cache of guns in West Bengal.

The themes of the stories included here-ranging from militancy to the agony of women married and then deserted by NRIs-remain relevant even today, lending this collection a timeless quality. The hard-hitting reportage, the meticulous research, the sheer diversity of the subject matter and the distinct styles add to the reading pleasure.



Au Revoir, Anne Marie

Indira Gandhi’s Assassination

The Bhopal Tragedy

First Indian with a New Heart

Islamic Bomb?

Forests Where Naxalites Rule

V Anand-Junior Chess Champion

Better Armed, Better Prepared

The Word’s Youngest MD

A Genius Vanishes

Man who moved a mountain

Tracking the Tigers

Careless Doctors, Greedy Hospitals

Anger in Ayodhya

Bombay Blasts

Germ War

Savage Swamis

The Mysterious Mr Bleach

Valley of White Husbands

Sachin’s Psyche

In Search of Orgasm

The Most Wanted Woman

Life in Chains

Holiday Wives

Godhra Carnage