The political equations are changing. Alignments and realignments between political parties and their leaders are on. The BJP hopes to regain the momentum in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Some of the Opposition parties wish to unite, and project a winning individual as an alternative PM. Our cover story focuses on one of the most likely candidates, Mamata Banerjee. At present, the West Bengal chief minister, like many other leaders, is exploring several options. The situation is likely to remain in a flux over the next three years until the 2024 national elections.