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How rising communal tensions in Karnataka could drive up IT investments in Tamil Nadu

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

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As communal tensions rise in Karnataka, IT firms ‘reach out’ to investment-seeking Tamil Nadu

Many information technology (IT) firms based out of Bengaluru have reached out to the Tamil Nadu government in the midst of a series of developments that have led to communal polarisation in Karnataka, seeking to shift their businesses, reports Revathi Krishnan

Drink, gamble, plan the exit: How Sri Lankan elites in Colombo are handling economic crisis

Colombo’s elite still have live events, performances, and nightclub parties to go to. Thanks to booming luxury establishments, life’s as normal as it gets, reports Vandana Menon

Imran has damaged the idea of Pakistan. Don’t expect it to turn into a normal country soon

Religion was just not the point of the idea of Pakistan. Imran Khan’s mix of faux patriotism and religious populism will plague the country for decades, writes Yasser Latif Hamdani. 

Kejriwal gave BJP a ‘thug life’ response on Kashmir Files row — a template to counter hate

The problem with the majoritarian pandering that India is seeing today is that it is based on fables and imagined realities, writes Zainab Sikander.

No more US dollars? Ukraine war could change the global monetary system of 75 years

The Ukraine war has exposed the imbalance in the global financial system run primarily by the West. When the West decides the course of a currency, others must take it as given, Rudra Sensarma and Kaushik Bhattacharya write.  

The role China played in pushing Sri Lanka into a debt trap & what India can do to help

Indian diplomacy needs to be more proactive when it comes to Sri Lanka. China could leverage its position in the current economic crisis, writes Ashok Kumar.

‘Let Muslims live peacefully’ — Yediyurappa calls for end to communal tensions in Karnataka

A day after four alleged members of the fringe Sri Rama Sene were arrested in Dharwad for vandalising fruit carts belonging to Muslims, Yediyurappa urged Hindutva outfits to stop such activities, writes Anusha Ravi Sood.

‘Vishwaguru’ should look in mirror: Why Ram Navami riots & bulldozers won’t help India’s stature

Can we aspire for moral stature if we respond to criticism with prickliness? The partisan would cheer, but it doesn’t mean we lose the ability to look within. Or stop listening to friends, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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