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Who’s Sunil Kanugolu — the Congress strategist for the 2023 Karnataka assembly elections

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

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Young, reclusive, ‘brilliant’ — meet Sunil Kanugolu, the ‘other Prashant Kishor’ of Congress

Sunil Kanugolu, not even 40 yet, was among founders of BJP campaign organisation Association of Brilliant Minds. He has been involved in 14 elections so far, avoids public glare, reports Anusha Ravi Sood.


Baahubali star Prabhas’ new Ramayana-based film a propaganda movie like Kashmir Files, says KTR

Asked if he had watched ‘The Kashmir Files’, KTR says he does not watch ‘propaganda films’, adding that ‘as many as 15 such movies’ are in the works, reports Rishika Sadam.


As West pivots to money-plus-morals approach, India stands to gain, writes Manmohan Singh

In a column in The Hindu, ex-PM weighs in on Russia-Ukraine conflict, what it means for world order, and India’s trade opportunities as West reduces dependence on Russia & China, reports Suchet Vir Singh.


Under BJP, Muslims are becoming new ‘bottom’ of society. It’s a message for Dalits, OBCs

The Indian State being ruthless to the Muslims is not new and certainly not unique to BJP rule. But what the ruling party is undertaking is a social re-engineering, writes Dilip Mandal.


Indian military’s multiculturalism always faced strains. Army iftaar tweet row is a warning

The Army has always prided itself on respecting the religious traditions of its troops. But communal biases are now reaching a dangerous new level, writes Praveen Swami.


The IAS must learn the ABC of good English. This govt response to NYT article tells us why

An ex-director of the National Academy of Administration once told me that the standard of English among IAS probationers was so low, he had to take special classes, writes M.G. Devasahayam.


As non-BJP states retaliate to Modi govt’s ‘triple weapon’ attacks, a new MAD doctrine rises

Non-BJP chief ministers are retaliating. If Centre can use its agencies to threaten, intimidate and jail its rivals, so can they. The fightback has become an established pattern and will get more intense, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.



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