A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
BJP may not know it but Modi’s party has surrendered India to Muhammad Ali Jinnah
By reducing India to a non-Muslim state, BJP’s Citizenship Amendment Bill buys into the Idea of Pakistan, which asserted that religion was the proper determinant of nationhood, writes Shashi Tharoor.
Justice Sikri, whose vote decided Alok Verma’s fate, gets Modi govt nod for plum posting
Justice A.K. Sikri, part of a three-member panel that decided to remove Alok Verma as CBI chief this month, was nominated by the Narendra Modi government in December to the vacant post of president/member in the London-based CSAT, reports Maneesh Chibber.
Anti-BJP alliance is like ‘Shiv ji ki baraat’ without a groom — and Narendra Modi knows it
India is mushrooming with Deve Gowda wannabes because being a former prime minister is better than being a former chief minister, writes Shekhar Gupta.
IPS officers want to keep heading forces like CRPF, NSG and BSF
Indian Police Service officers have taken strong exception to recommendations of P. Chidambaram-led parliamentary panel that has suggested reduction in IPS hegemony over the Central Armed Police Forces, and for their own cadres to rise to the top, reports Sanya Dhingra.
A Pakistani Bollywood buff reviews Uri & she has a request for Indian directors
It’s an election year in India and the ‘josh’ to produce jingoistic films like Aditya Dhar’s Uri is definitely high, but it’s disappointing to see a powerful, influential industry like Bollywood resorting to reductive, hyper-nationalist films, writes Mahwash Ajaz.
India’s elite schools are good enough for the rich and famous, but our colleges aren’t
There’s a whole new universe of elite Indian schools where the rich and illustrious educate their children, but few of them ever choose to stay in India for further studies, report Nandita Singh and Kritika Sharma.
Jadavpur University prof Kanak Sarkar has history of sexually harassing students
As Kanak Sarkar gets barred from teaching for comparing a girl’s virginity to a ‘sealed water bottle’, students and alumni of Jadavpur University lay bare a litany of allegations against the professor, reports Nandita Singh.
This is about Anil Swarup’s views on applying for post-retirement jobs. I don’t understand how it is below the dignity of a bureaucrat? A bureaucrat, when he is in active service, is chosen for a job by the politician in power without applying for it, while after retirement he can’t be considered if he doesn’t apply for it. Where does dignity come into it? If you are not in the good books of the politician you will be overlooked on both occasions.
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