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Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal’s name change to ‘Bangla’ gets a thumbs-up from filmmakers, actors, poets

From filmmakers and actors to poets, the Bengali intelligentsia seems to be jubilant over the name-change since 'West Bengal' hinted at partition.  
File photo of a woman casting her vote in Lahore, Pakistan | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Pakistan is voting this election, that is already a victory

The accusations of manipulation and interference by the military have led a number of citizens to come out in defence of democracy
A still from “Dreaming Food”, a conceptual project about hunger issue in India | worldpressphoto/ Instagram

Award-winning photographer asks India’s ‘hungry to dream about food’, gets panned

Alessio Mamo posted the much-criticised series of photos on the Instagram account of World Press Photo.
Protests against slaughterhouses in Toulouse, France | Photo by Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Militant vegans in France are using extreme tactics to stop meat-eating

With violence and intimidation as their tools, and animal rights as their justification, vegans are attacking French gastronomy.
File image of Raj Kapoor and Mukesh Chand Mathur | @NFAIOfficial

Favourite Mukesh songs contest: The winners and their picks

ThePrint has shortlisted five winners who sent their entries on the birth anniversary of singer Mukesh. Each get gifts worth Rs 5,000.
Open-plan office

A new study reveals that open-plan offices are not as effective as we think

Increased interaction & collaboration will come at the expense of ability to concentrate, hence making work less productive.

The sadistic British officer who was worshipped as a living god in India

John Nicholson's fearsome image led to his veneration as a great god and the formation of a religious cult.   

Their secrets exposed by the internet, India’s magicians struggle to get by

While some now ride autos, others are jobless, but almost everyone agrees that their craft has been given a raw deal by the government.
Mukesh Chand Mathur

On his birthday, ThePrint will take Mukesh to the millennials with a little contest

To celebrate the 95th birth anniversary of one of India's greatest playback singers, we look back at some of our favourite Mukesh songs. You can send yours too.
Dharmendra in a still from 'Satyakam' | YouTube

Try watching ‘Satyakam’ in the age of post-truth, fake news and incorruptible leaders

Even five decades later, Satyakam is a reminder that moral beliefs, practised and not just spoken, come at incredible personal costs.

On Camera

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Vivek Prakash | Bloomberg

Should corporates run banks? Pros & cons of RBI’s proposal on entry of private corporations

In episode 628 of #CutTheClutter, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta dissects RBI’s latest proposal to allow Indian corporates into the banking sector.
Representional Image. A Indian Oil Corporation outlet | Commons

Petrol price crosses Rs 82 a litre, diesel past Rs 72

Petrol price on Saturday was hiked by 24 paise per litre and diesel by 27 paise as hopes of a Covid vaccine development led to a rally in international oil prices.

Defence

Search operation on for pilot missing in MiG-29K fighter aircraft crash, Navy says

Russian-origin MiG-29K fighter jet, which had taken off from aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, crashed into the Arabian sea on Thursday. One pilot of the aircraft was rescued.

Shambles over farmers’ protest shows Modi-Shah BJP needs a Punjab tutorial

Modi-Shah BJP has tended to patronise Punjab & Sikhs, instead of being a respectful partner. Its strategy to tackle protests farm laws crisis has given Sikhs the good fight they love.