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A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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Durex Condom ad: Are Indian women really having an orgasm crisis?

A new ad campaign by condom brand Durex talks about inequality in orgasm. It says nearly 70 per cent women in India don’t get orgasm during sex. The ad has triggered a big debate on social media. Read Talk Point to know what women and men in ThePrint have to say on the issue.

Dhoni should know cricket is just a sport, not war

When Mahendra Singh Dhoni sported on his big wicket-keeping gloves the ‘Balidaan’ (supreme sacrifice) dagger insignia of the Indian Army’s formidable special forces, he should have known that cricket is a sport and not military combat. Dhoni should remove the insignia. A field of sport, competitive enough, should have no place for what symbolises killing or getting killed, writes Shekhar Gupta.

Why BJP will rule India uninterrupted for the next 30 years, till 2049

The BJP will continue to override anti-incumbency with the persona of Narendra Modi, who is only 68 now. All that Modi has to do to win elections is ask people if they would prefer Rahul Gandhi over him as PM. By 2029, Modi would have served three terms as the prime minister. He might then pass on the job of saving India from Rahul Gandhi to his successor, Amit Shah, writes Shivam Vij.

Dr Payal Tadvi was hardworking, loved dancing and was hooked to ‘Game of Thrones’

Payal Tadvi, the Mumbai doctor who ‘committed suicide’ after being subjected to alleged casteist abuse, was ambitious and had a vibrant social life, say her family and friends. Since childhood, Payal had the maturity to understand that she would be the sole breadwinner of her family after her parents as her brother is polio-affected. Read the report by Manasi Phadke to know more.

Espionage case shatters Pakistan army’s myths – and the belief its nuke secrets are secure

The court-martial of three individuals, including a recently retired three-star general, on charges of espionage seriously dents the charisma that helps keep Pakistan’s army in charge of the country. It has been learnt that the secrets shared by the convicted officers are related to Pakistan’s nuclear programme, writes Husain Haqqani.

Religious conversion is like seeking sex in return for a favour, says new minister Sarangi

Religious conversions carried out through fraud or force are similar to wanting to “physically enjoy a girl” in return for helping her, first-time Odisha MP and Minister of State for Animal Husbandry Pratap Chandra Sarangi told ThePrint in an interview. Read this report by Moushumi Das Gupta.

New Navy chief’s first order — no ‘quasi religious’ functions, please, we are the Navy

In his first diktat after taking charge, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh has ordered to do away with “quasi religious” functions in the Indian Navy and has sought an end to the ‘VIP culture’ within the institution, reports Snehesh Alex Philip.

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