A new issue on Hard News is out. From luxury magazines to hard-hitting TV news channels, India’s media have never had it so good — but are they missing the real story? From FT Magazine, a special issue on India. Douglas Galbi on views of India from the ancient Islamic world. Ananya Vajpeyi reviews Riot Politics: Hindu-Muslim Violence and the Indian State by Ward Berenschot. After the blackout: As India’s growth rates hit the buffers, the poor are sinking beneath a tide of seeming government indifference to their plight as politicians focus on looking after their cronies. India’s feckless elite: Sadanand Dhume on how its political class may not be up to the task of leading India toward prosperity. India’s party people: In pubs, clubs and karaoke bars, young Indians are enjoying their freedom, but they also face a backlash from police — and worried parents. Separated from his older brother at a train station, five-year-old Saroo Munshi Khan found himself lost in the slums of Calcutta; nearly 20 years later, living in Australia, he began a painstaking search for his birth home, using ingenuity, hazy memories, and Google Earth.

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