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Abanindranath Tagore | Commons

Abanindranath Tagore, harbinger of Bengal’s renaissance who remained Swadeshi by brush

Founder of the Indian Society of Oriental Art, Abanindranath brought nationalism to Indian art in 20th century Bengal.
File image of Nandalal Bose | Facebook

Celebrating Nandalal Bose, artist who rejected everything British & designed India’s constitution

The face of Swadeshi artistic movement, the Bengal School of Art, Bose projected Indian subjects in his art that drew from the Bengali folk traditions.
Kahlil Gibran

Why Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet made him the third most-sold poet after Shakespeare, Laozi

Gibran's The Prophet, first published in 1923, seemingly speaks to various generations: from those experiencing the Depression, to the 1960s counter culture, into the 21st century.
Travel

‘Shameless’ crowdfunding to loans at 24%, Indians will do anything for Instagram-worthy trips

Millennial Indians are coming up with new, creative ways to fund their exotic travels — whether it's a trip across Europe or a weekend getaway to Lonavla.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi after offering prayers at Brahma Temple, in Pushkar

What are ‘gotras’ all about & how Rahul Gandhi gets ‘Dattatreya gotra’

According to Hindu tradition, gotra is traced back to the seven Vedic sages, and in some castes, gotras were created by professions and not by birth.
An illuminated screen bearing the Spotify Technology SA logo in London | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Spotify said to be coming to India within 6 months

The world's largest music streaming service, Spotify seeks music rights which are more disparate in India than most other countries.

Sentinelese are peace loving, leave them alone, says anthropologist who has met them

TN Pandit says the Sentinelese have consciously shunned outsiders and advocates a great deal of caution in retrieving Chau's body.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

This is how sugar daddies and sugar babies find each other in India these days

Online dating in India is gradually deviating from the mainstream, with sugar babies waiting to be ‘leashed & collared’ and bisexual couples seeking threesomes.
Illustration by Manas Gurung | ThePrint

What Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid & Umar Khalid plan to do with their JNU PhDs

The trio, who became face of 2016 JNU protests, rule out joining active politics, claim they will stick to academics and research.
Jack Dorsey

Brahmins of Twitter are feeling like Jews under Nazi Germany, thanks to Jack Dorsey

Author Advaita Kala’s opinion — that ‘constant hitting out against Brahmins’ was akin to ‘what Nazis did to Jews’ — found echoes in Congress & across Twitter.

On Camera

Xi Jinping addressing the conference in Beijing

A shorter Belt & Road by China will be even more dangerous

A leaner Belt & Road will allow China to better deploy its infrastructure firms, subsidies, technology & finance non-bankable strategic projects.
congress

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.