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Dilip Mandal

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Dilip Mandal is the former managing editor of India Today Hindi Magazine, and has authored books on media and sociology.

On Camera

Former AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala | Photo: Wikipedia

Sasikala’s return, MK Stalin’s ‘Vel act’ — what’s in store for upcoming Tamil Nadu polls

In episode 670 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about how Sasikala’s return is unlikely to have an impact since no one has taken her to be a natural successor to Jayalalithaa.
File photo of a GameStop store | Commons

Even Indian retail investors are playing with GameStop, US videogame stock that’s gone wild

GameStop was among the 5 most-traded names over the past week on Stockal, a platform for Indian retail investors to trade US equities. The stock has jumped more than 1,700% this year.

Defence

Conan, the Belgian Malinois, who chased ISIS leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Army to get Belgian Malinois, dog breed that helped in Osama raid, chased ISIS chief

The canines will be used for urban warfare and are being trained to carry out surveillance of rooms through head-mounted cameras and for scouting in the jungles.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

7 reasons why Modi govt is in retreat on farm reform laws

Farm reform could’ve been high point of Modi’s second term. But lack of patience, understanding and contempt for history have turned it into a disaster.