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Nayanima Basu

Nayanima Basu
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Nayanima Basu is a Senior Associate Editor with ThePrint covering foreign policy and strategic issues. She has been a journalist for over 14 years and has a work experience of 17 years. As a journalist, Nayanima has worked for various news publications reporting and writing on policy issues across all the key ministries ranging from the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Commerce and Industry among others. She has also contributed articles for several international news portals and journals. She is presently working on her book which deals with strategic issues that are played out behind the scene. When Nayanima is not writing, she is definitely reading a book couched in some corner. She can be reached at nayanima.basu@theprint.in. Follow her on Twitter @NayanimaBasu

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.