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Week Thirty
The Knife by Leena Reghunath; Illustration by Akshaya Zachariah for FiftyTwo.in

The Knife

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Firebrand revolutionary, renowned administrator, betrayed communist icon. K.R. Gouri will go down in history as one of the tallest leaders of her time and place.
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Week Twenty Nine
The Cure by Kiran Kumbhar; Illustration by Akshaya Zachariah for FiftyTwo.in

The Cure

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When it comes to life-saving, even India’s jingoists take modern medicine for granted. This is how that happened.
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Week Twenty Seven
Hathi by Supriya Roychoudhury; Illustration by Akshaya Zachariah for FiftyTwo.in

Hathi

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Millions suffered through terror and upheaval in the turbulent years following the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. One of them was a baby elephant from India.
supriya roychoudhury
Week Twenty Five
The Dig - Sowmiya Ashok; Illustration by Akshaya Zachariah on FiftyTwo.in

The Dig

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The Keeladi excavations may alter the world’s ideas about the earliest Indians. But progress hasn’t been smooth for one of the country’s most sensational archaeological projects.
sowmiya ashok

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Week Eleven

Kamla

She was shunted out of the history of India’s most prestigious business school. On her birth centenary, a researcher redresses the record.

Week Five

Milk

For a few days in 1995, many Indians believed a religious idol had developed a lifelike ability to drink milk.

Week One

Collision

Twenty-four years ago, two burning planes plunged into the mustard and cotton fields of a Haryana village. It changed the way we fly

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