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Reader's Digest India

May 2019

Reader’s Digest has been the world’s biggest-selling magazine for nearly nine decades. It is also India’s largest-selling magazine in English. Beneath the fun and excitement of its pages, the Digest is, above all else, a serious magazine that never loses sight of the fact that, each day, all of us confront a tough, challenging world. To the millions who read the Digest, it is not a luxury—it is a necessity. Deep within its widely varied package of humour, real-life dramas and helpful information, there is in every issue of the Digest a subtle power that guides people in every aspect of their lives.

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get more rd

Share your storiesTell us a story if it hasn’t already been published, for our Kindness of Strangers and My Story sections. Anecdotes and jokes are welcome in Life’s Like That; Humour in Uniform; As Kids See It; Laughter, the Best Medicine; All in a Day’s Work and It Happens Only in India. Do share the source, so we can verify the facts. Mail us at editor.india@rd.comDigital EditionRD is now available as a digital edition! Pay ₹100 for an issue and enjoy the magazine on your phone or tablet. Visit http://subscriptions.intoday.in/subscriptions/rd/digital-magazine-subscription.jspCustomer ServicesContact Customer Services for renewals, gifts, address changes, payments, account information and all other enquiries. Phone: 1800 1800 001 (BSNL customers can call toll-free on this number) E-mail: subscription.rd@intoday.comWe are Social!Follow us on Facebook facebook.com/readersdigest.co.in Instagram @readersdigestindia Twitter @OfficialRDIndia for…

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reader’s digest india

Editor Sanghamitra ChakrabortyAssistant Editor Ishani NandiContributing Editor Blessy AugustineConsulting Editors Saptak Choudhury, Naorem AnujaEditorial Coordinator Khushboo ThakurSenior Art Director Sadhana MoolchandaniAssistant Art Director Keshav KapilProduction Gajendra Bhatt Narendra SinghIMPACT (ADVERTISING)Publishing Director Manoj SharmaAssociate Publisher Anil FernandesMumbai: Senior GM (West) Jitendra LadBengaluru: GM Upendra SinghKolkata: Deputy GM (East) Kaushiky ChakrabortyEditor-in-Chief Aroon PurieGroup Editorial Director Raj ChengappaBUSINESSGroup Chief Marketing Officer Vivek MalhotraGM, Marketing & Circulation Ajay MishraChief Manager, Operations G. L. Ravik KumarAGM, Marketing Kunal BagManager, Marketing Anuj Kumar JamdegniNEWSSTAND SALESChief GM D. V. S. Rama RaoGM, Sales Deepak BhattDeputy GM, Operations Vipin BaggaReader’s Digest in India is published by: Living Media India Limited (Regd. Office: K9, Connaught Circus, New Delhi) under a licence granted by the TMB Inc. (formerly RDA Inc.), proprietor of the Reader’s Digest trademark.TRUSTED MEDIA BRANDS, INC. (FORMERLY RDA INC.)President…

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a reminder to ourselves

HOW OFTEN HAVE YOU HEARD people you know take pride in being apolitical? Some are plain disinterested in the political process, aren’t they? Voting, for them, is an encumbrance—perhaps they would outsource their duties as citizens to those who are willing to take the trouble, if they could. I know, I know, there are very compelling reasons for this deep apathy. But no matter how poor the choices seem, how alienated, disenchanted or hopeless our politicians make us feel, how enraged we are watching them manipulate and exploit us, political disengagement is simply not an option.The cost of indifference can be grave, often ruinous, as citizens in some parts of the world have discovered. The goal of a democracy is to reflect the will of the people, but dwindling voter…

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over to you

A WONDERFUL EFFORTI have been a regular reader of RD since 1963. But none of the issues have attracted my attention or have been deserving of praise as much as this one [March 2019]. I actually read the issue cover to cover. A considerable part of it is devoted to nostalgia, jokes and titbits not known to many. However, even more praiseworthy are the ideas, the selection of material and the way they were presented. Even the page design was in tune with the theme. Hats off to the editorial team for this wonderful effort. I am usually stingy with praise and rather straightforward when reviewing articles and books. But with this issue of RD, I cannot help but express unqualified praise.K. R. K. MOORTHY, MumbaiTHE ETERNAL DREAMERI felt that…

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crossing the line

(ILLUSTRATION BY GRAHAM ROUMIEU)NEARLY EVERY TRIP across the border feels like an ordeal: the anxiety, the agent staring deep into your soul, lines as long as the ones in a Walt Whitman poem. Are they going to find the oranges you stuffed down your pants? Do you even remember the name of the place you’re going to? New Pork. I mean York. York!When the guard asks you questions, it’s important to act natural. What is the average rainfall in the Amazon Basin? When did you start cheating on your taxes? Where were you the night of 24 January? Spell your middle name. Backwards.Being a poet, I’m bewildering to the inquisitor in the little booth.“And what’s the purpose of your trip, sir?”“A poetry reading.” I might as well add, “Of course,…

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rahul ram’s manifesto for saving the planet…

(ILLUSTRATION BY KESHAV KAPIL)Wage a war against global warmingEverybody is ignoring global warming and passing the buck with the focus being on increasing the gross domestic product (GDP) by increasing consumption for growth. This is essentially going to make the world an unliveable place in the next 30 to 40 years. If I could influence change in any way, I would change policy to ensure that global warming is taken very seriously. This would mean a drastic change in the way we look at economics. It would mean coming down on carbon dioxide emissions, changing the notions of what happiness and development are, and not making consumerism the centrepiece of our existence. I would work earnestly towards this and take as many scientific, sociological and economic inputs as possible to…