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Kanyakumari to Kashmir — what’s keeping Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Yatris on the road

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

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Grappling with fever, blisters & 4.30am alarms, what’s keeping Rahul’s Bharat Yatris going

The band of 150 walkers is currently in Karnataka leg of 3,570 km journey from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. They range from 27 to 58 years old, and nearly 30% are women, reports Ishadrita Lahiri.


Masterstroke or gamble? AAP boot to Rajendra Gautam aimed at Gujarat, silencing RSS in Punjab

Party leaders, however, wonder if removing the Dalit leader for ‘denouncing’ Hindu deities would dent its vote share among the community, reports Abhishek Dey.


From Assam thalis to London, Dubai—How the humble lemon, Kaji Nemu, is going global

One of the villages from where the Kaji Nemu reached London is Aouhata, which means ‘inaccessible’. But when life gives you GI-tagged lemons… reports Tina Das.


Massive dropout, no salaries, UP madrasas gripped in a climate of fear, bulldozer worries

The most rattling part of the survey is Question no. 9 — about the funding of madrasas. Muslims fear such an exercise may bring out the bulldozers, reports Heena Fatima.


From officers to stars — how IAS instagrammers are turning into social media ‘celebrities’

Civil servants are usually behind-the-scenes operators, but a new crop of IAS officers is playing to the gallery on Instagram. Some seniors warn ‘fame-seeking’ is a bad idea, reports Regina Mihindukulasuriya.


Hindu-Americans are in denial about caste. It’s been in religious scriptures for long

Battle lines are being drawn in response to the emergence of caste fissures in the American workplace, thanks to California Civil Rights Department’s case against CISCO, writes Raju Rajagopal.


Press mute for Indian Muslims — how Gujarat flogging shows up ‘secular’ silence of Indian politics

It’s at junctures like these that a diverse, democratic republic needs political voices. But BJP’s rivals have become so scared of being seen as Muslim-friendly that they’d rather duck, writes Shekhar Gupta, in this week’s ‘National Interest.

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