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Manu Pubby

Manu Pubby
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Manu Pubby was Deputy Editor at ThePrint. He wrote on national security, defence affairs, terrorism and overall strategic environment. He is also a known investigative journalist. Manu has reported extensively on Jammu & Kashmir and the North-East. He has also reported on terrorism from Afghanistan, covered the 2011 revolution in Egypt and the 2012 transfer of power in Maldives. He is twice recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism, and has also been awarded the KC Kulish International Award for Investigative Journalism and the Press Council of India National Award for Investigative Journalism. Manu studied Journalism at Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. Follow him on Twitter: @manupubby

On Camera

File photo | Dr Li Wenliang, who died of the novel coronavirus | Wikimedia Commons

China’s blunders in Wuhan should settle the debate about democracy and economic progress

The virus exploded from Wuhan to the world because the Chinese form of government abhors transparency. What they need is democracy — and India should learn this lesson.

Is talk of lifting lockdown premature or is it necessary to allow some economic activity?

As the Narendra Modi government considers the option of extending the Covid-19 lockdown beyond 14 April, concerns around its impact on the economy are growing.

Defence

USS Theodore Roosevelt. Photo | Bloomberg

Indian Navy veterans slam ‘childish’ US response to Roosevelt ship incident

Former Navy Chief Admiral Arun Prakash says captain of USS Theodore Roosevelt should’ve resigned if he felt system let him down, rather than leaking mail to media.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.