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India loves to talk big on innovation, but lived realities of innovators are quite different

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

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India wants innovation, but arrests IIT grad who develops faster Tatkal ticket-booking app

India’s policy-shapers love to talk big on innovation and frequently use words like AI, machine-learning and blockchain. But the lived realities of innovators are very different, writes Mandar Kagade.

Biden as president will be good for India, perhaps not that good for Modi

A Biden administration is likely to strengthen India-US ties while ticking Modi government off for Hindu fundamentalism and Kashmir policy, writes Shivam Vij.

Army Major finds a friend in Kashmir teen who can’t speak or hear, sponsors his education

Major Kamlesh Mani met Gawhaur Mir, 16, during a routine patrol in Chanjmulla, Kashmir. Mir comes from a family of nine members, of whom four can’t hear or speak. After meeting Mir’s family, Major Mani decided to sponsor his education, reports Simrin Sirur.

Arnab Goswami’s arrest exposes Right-wing hypocrisy on free speech and political vendetta

Those who called for and cheered the arrest of Rhea Chakraborty want everyone to condemn the arrest of Arnab Goswami, writes Shivam Vij.

Why Indian mills want people to eat more sugar despite being world’s largest consumers

Indian sugar mills are eyeing increased consumption as a way to cut the nation’s chronic oversupply, which stems partly from the favorable incentives provided to growers, writes Pratik Parija.

Ask any vendor if I ever cheated’ — Blogger after Baba Ka Dhaba owner says he duped him

YouTuber Gaurav Wasan had posted a video of the owners of south Delhi eatery Baba Ka Dhaba, calling for donations to help them. The owners now say he duped them, reports Revathi Krishnan.

Trump may lose, but Trumpism has arrived in US – it’s more about populism, not performance

The big political takeaway from the US election is not that the deserving candidate is on his way to winning, but the fact that Donald Trump received almost half of the popular votes. This shows a rise of a new ideology: Trumpism, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s National Interest.

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