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‘Jaldi milte hain’: Parting words Gen. Bipin Rawat, an officer on a mission, said to me last week

ThePrint’s Snehesh Alex Philip had met the Chief of Defence Staff at a Navy Day event last Saturday, and was his usual, warm self. Rawat died in a chopper crash 8 December.

Harvard recognises caste-based discrimination, gives Indians studying in US hope of equality

Harvard Graduate Student Union ratified contract including provision for addition of caste as ‘protected category’. With this, Harvard became the first Ivy League university to recognise such discrimination, reports Soniya Agrawal.

Indian scientists planned nuclear test in 1997. But PM Deve Gowda gave 3 reasons to say no

Lt Gen (retd) J.S. Dhillon has told Gowda’s biographer that Mehbooba Mufti’s father had sought the Army’s help to ensure her victory in the 1996 Jammu and Kashmir election. D.K. Singh brings excerpts from an interview published in Gowda’s soon-to-be-released biography Furrows in a Field.

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif have pulled off the greatest Bollywood ‘heist’

How to be private people in a 24×7 online world? Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif just pulled off something impossible – privacy while being leading Bollywood stars, writes Bismee Taskin.

There’s a crisis in Hindutva politics. It comes from its success

The unprecedented electoral triumph of BJP under Modi has created an impression that Hindutva is invincible. But it’s intellectually bankrupt now, writes Hilal Ahmed.

Jobs or moksha? Modi’s Kashi corridor in Varanasi comes at a price

Ghats of India’s holiest city look cleaner than when we last visited, but the rest of the city remains filthy as ever, writes Shobhaa De.

Nagaland massacre shows AFSPA is a deadly addiction. Does Modi govt have the courage to kick it?

Much of the Northeast doesn’t need a tough law such as AFSPA. No government will dare repeal it, but it can at least be imposed very selectively, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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