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Indian women's hockey team after winning against Australia, 2020 Tokyo Olympics | Twitter/TheHockeyIndia/

Indian hockey teams’ Olympic wins are a sign that a deeper, positive nationalism exists

The stories of women hockey players are not dissimilar to the stories of Indian hockey in the 1970s. I don’t care if they don’t win any Olympic medal – they are still national icons.
Customers stop near children's furniture on display in the self-service furniture area of the Ikea store in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India’s services sector stuck in contraction for third straight month in July

The seasonally adjusted India Services Business Activity Index rose from 41.2 in June to 45.4 in July but was stuck in contraction due to subdued demand conditions amid Covid crisis.

Defence

India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant begins sea trial, Navy says ‘historic’ day

The 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier is the largest and most complex warship built in the country. Vikrant is expected to be commissioned into Indian Navy in 2022.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.