Highlights of Reader’s Digest April 2017, issue: The April issue, a humour special, is in honour of all things foolish and funny. The cover story, an elaborate It Happens Only in India, is a selection of hilarious, outlandish, and sometimes outrageous, gaffes from lawmakers and law enforcers to petty thieves and criminals. Some of them are silly, others are plain dumb. Then there is the photo feature “What Was I Thinking?” that captures comical candid shots of animals from around the world.
We celebrate Earth Day (22 April) with ‘The Poem That Saved the Forest’, the story of how a few lines of verse rescued thousands of redwoods.
The award-winning author Paul Beatty speaks to writer Amrita Tripathi in ‘Not a Sellout’, on labels, self-expression and a post-Trump world. Do read about the brave Doctors Without Borders in “We Give Them a Second Chance”, operating in a lone Jordanian hospital that provides both relief and refuge to the war-wounded. Drama unfolds in ‘Shark in the Shallows’ as a nurse mauled by a bull shark fights to hold on to her dear life. ‘How to Look Smart’ is a guide to talk the talk and walk the talk, while ‘The Other Honolulu’ goes beyond the beaches and explores the Hawaiian capital like never before.
This month You Be the Judge shines light on an important judgement—the right to be forgotten on the internet. Keep an eye out for Dr Vikram Patel’s column where he talks about the sorry state of mental healthcare in the country, the Dalai Lama’s Words of Lasting Interest on compassion, and what stand-up artist Mallika Dua would do if she could rule the world. There is also a survival plan against sudden disasters and author Jerry Pinto’s best reads in this issue.
Highlights of Reader’s Digest February 2016, issue: Happiness Begins with Humour Of Love and Money It’s February and while the world celebrates love (we do too), we also know it’s still the beginning of the year and we’re all still hanging on to our resolutions. It’s the best time to make a sound financial plan, rather than scrambling at the end of the year to put together investments. But since there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, our cover story lays down the basics and helps you build on these. But because money can’t buy everything, we have a heart-warming tale of what our loved ones really want from us. In our other special stories: Shafqat Amanat Ali on what he’d do if he ruled the world, an interview with Michael Caine, how to get lucky, and whether the new black money law really will work. Plus, a look into The Making of a Jihadist and why a healthy young man did what he did. There’s also something for us to sleep over: a special report on sleep, how we, in India, are not getting enough of it, and how we can get our full eight hours. Travel down Australia’s Great Ocean Road, and round it off with a story of a film-maker who has lived well beyond his years, with the support and love of his family. Yes, love does make the world go around. So don’t miss our Valentine’s Day special: To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This...