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Kangana missed a key lesson in her Manikarnika film. Now she’s lost support of the Jhalkari Bais

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

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Kangana Ranaut can’t become Manikarnika. She lost the support of millions of Jhalkari Bais

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut may have played the role of Rani of Jhansi in Manikarnika with a sharp nationalist ferocity, but she committed what is widely regarded as a cardinal sin in Indian politics. She spoke against the constitutionally guaranteed policy of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs, writes Dilip Mandal.

RSS-backed IAS institute has been quietly grooming ‘nationalist’ civil servants since 1986

RSS-backed coaching institute, Samkalp Foundation, has claimed a 61 per cent success rate in this year’s Civil Services Examination. Of the 759 candidates picked by the UPSC to enter the civil services this year, as many as 466 had undertaken Samkalp’s Interview Guidance Program, reports Sanya Dhingra.

Covid virus developed in Wuhan lab, highly mutant — Hong Kong virologist says she has evidence

In an interview to a UK channel, former Chinese virologist from Hong Kong Dr Li-Meng Yan claimed she was assigned to a team that was undertaking a “secret investigation” about the outbreak in Wuhan in December 2019, reports Kairvy Grewal.

India ditched Micromax for cheap Chinese phones, but now loves its ‘atmanirbhar’ credentials

Micromax is the only homegrown company that broke into India’s Chinese dominated smartphone market. But no one came to its rescue when it was in trouble, writes Shubhangi Misra.

Dev Anand to Kangana Ranaut — Shiv Sena has had a long love-hate relationship with Bollywood

The Shiv Sena has constantly clashed with Bollywood, right from protesting against Tere Mere Sapne in 1971 to Tiger Zinda Hai in 2017. At the same time, the party’s leaders have been the thickest of friends with some Bollywood personalities, reports Manasi Phadke.

Christianity hasn’t failed in India. Conversion isn’t its only goal

It is not that Indian churches are without their problems. But Dilip Mandal is wrong to use proselytisation as the yardstick to measure Indian Christianity, writes Jesudas M. Athyal.

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State? Read Shekhar Gupta’s column ‘National Interest’ this week to find out.

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  1. I have many questions. Did she really speak against certain castes’ reservation?
    Those reservations are constitutional but they must be changed according to time and those are rights they got 70 years ago. So you still think there is so much inequality towards the so called lower caste who are now having cake walks in every field today?

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