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Knee-jerk reactions by government will not help farmers.

Lack of jobs in India affects women more than men

In India, female labour force participation fell from 35% in 1990 to 27% in 2018.

The secrets of Game of Thrones’ Bran Stark & Tyrion Lannister were hiding in plain sight

Look closely at the origins of some key characters’ names – particularly in Welsh – and you can find hints about the series.
Daneary's and Jon Snow along with Drogon and Rhaegal

Game of Thrones’ vanishing coffee cup is more than just an amusing HBO glitch

The internet has been having fun with the Game of Thrones blooper since its discovery. But the real point here is that HBO changed the scene thereafter.

White nationalists want America to be white again, but here’s why it won’t happen

The white share of the US population has been dropping, from a little under 90 per cent in 1950 to 60 per cent in 2018.
Sales fell sharply after November 2016, jewellery traders say struggling to pay workers who haven’t been sacked.

Making fake jewels isn’t a new thing. It happened 43,000 years ago too

Manufacturing imitation beads became a widespread practice, with rare or exotic jewellery items copied in shape and colour in various prehistoric cultures.

Victoria’s Secret is having second thoughts about its lingerie show

The lingerie maker has decided to rethink the show, said the founder of parent company L Brands in an email to staff.
Shabana Azmi with her father Kaifi Azmi

Shabana Azmi remembers dad Kaifi Azmi, who painted raw human emotion to life with his words

Born Athar Husain Rizvi in 1919, Kaifi Azmi wrote his first ghazal when he was 11 years old. He passed away on this day 17 years back.
Gauri Lankesh

On World Press Freedom Day, a look at what Indian journalists have to deal with

The World Press Freedom Index noted that six Indian journalists were murdered in 2018 for being critics of Hindu nationalism.

Balraj Sahni, the common man’s hero who told their story through cinema

On his 106th birth anniversary, ThePrint recounts Balraj Sahni, his illustrious career, life as a writer and activist & his cult movies.

Born in Pakistan, ‘adopted by India’ Imtiaz Dharker set to be Britain’s next poet laureate

If picked, Imtiaz Dharker, 65, will be first Asian & second woman in history to hold the position. She has written on themes of religion, identity, culture & feminism.

On Camera


Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.