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Pranab Dhal Samanta

Pranab Dhal Samanta
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Pranab Dhal Samanta was the Editor of ThePrint. His is a trusted byline in his chosen areas of national politics, governance and international affairs. Pranab is a graduate in History from Loyola College, Chennai and has a Masters in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is also a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism. Pranab has worked at The Hindu, The Indian Express, India Today and at The Economic Times. Find him on twitter @pranabsamanta

On Camera

Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India should spend more to revive demand, not worry about deficit: Economy expert Martin Wolf

Speaking at ThePrint's OffTheCuff, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times Martin Wolf said India can afford to increase its debt-to-GDP ratio to 90%, but should avoid borrowing in foreign currency.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

LAC row began April, 5,000 Chinese troops sent to Pangong in May, claims state broadcaster

Published by CGTN, the report is first Chinese acknowledgment about the number of troops mobilised in the Pangong Lake area amid tensions with India.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.