File image of Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of Kaun Banega Crorepati | @SrBachchan/Twitter
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A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

How KBC and Big B killed a good show with wife jokes and inane questions

From a much-loved show, Kaun Banega Crorepati became an agenda-setting exercise. The show even came under fire for allegedly acting like the ruling party’s mouthpiece, writes Harnidh Kaur.

Rahul Gandhi’s discovery of his inner Brahmin is smart and audacious politics

Rahul Gandhi is audacious to mix his religion with Congress politics. He can win or perish, but can’t retreat from this Chakravyuha, writes Shekhar Gupta in his weekly column, National Interest.

Top scientists say this is why India should try and legalise marijuana in 2 years

Cannabis has a lot of medical benefits, and a non-addictive compound called cannabidiol is the way to push for legalising it, writes Priyamvada Grover.

Why political parties are scared of Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav is terminally ill and serving a 27-year sentence in jail. But the 70-year old leader is showing no signs of moving away from the political discourse, writes Dilip Mandal.

As Rahul Gandhi attacks Anil Ambani over Rafale, Sibal appears as RComm lawyer in SC

Congress leader Kapil Sibal represents Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communication in SC in case related to selling company assets to brother Mukesh Ambani, report Neelam Pandey and Ritika Jain.

Madhumala Chattopadhyay, the woman who made the Sentinelese put their arrows down

Anthropologist to friend — the journey of Madhumala Chattopadhyay who first contacted the Sentinelese and Jarawas in Andamans, writes Sudipto Sengupta.

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