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Sonia Gandhi still doesn’t get that meaning of power has changed in India

Sonia Gandhi’s sin is thinking that any Congress leader would prefer president post over CM chair.

TV channels said they are ‘Enemy No 1’ of PFI. Showed offices, flag, funding, even Osama

Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami was vehement: 'This is a battle for the real Indian identity, and therefore, ladies and gentlemen, the PFI must be destroyed.'

For Indian buyers, Hybrids can be pitstop. EVs still the future

The gold standard for EVs in India will have to be established with the passenger cars. But the choices remain relatively limited, and expensive.

Border crisis, no NSS, no reforms. But Modi govt is going after imagined colonial demons

India's armed forces function under 'objective control' of the government. They either did not advise the govt against 'decolonisation' or, worse, have aligned with its political ideology.

PFI ban is no quick fix for jihadi threat. See how SIMI ban birthed Indian Mujahideen

The toxic influence of Islamism represented by PFI shows a complex matrix of deeply embedded political and social problems. The fight needs political action, not just police.

Project Kejriwal in Gujarat is just new packaging of Modi’s ‘achhe din’

The BJP's ‘ek tak’ campaign led to it 25-year-long rule in Gujarat. Now it’s AAP's turn to say 'Ek moko Kejriwalne'.

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'

78% of Indian abortions are outside clinics, even with a good law

Women have, and always will, need abortions. Our job as policymakers and programme implementers is to empower them to do so.

For decades, Leicester built communal walls. Waves of immigrants made it more toxic

East Ham and Waltham Forest are Pakistani Punjabi, Luton is Kashmiri Muslim, Southall is Punjabi Sikh, and Tower Hamlet is Bangladeshi. Each walled off their neighbourhoods to other immigrants.

RBI ban on 3rd-party loan recovery agents not a fix. It’s like AP’s microfinance ban mistake

RBI has barred Mahindra from deploying third-party loan recovery agents. But a complete ban is justified only if the problem is systemic.

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Illustration by Soham Sen| ThePrint

Long before Mahsa Amini, Iranian cinema has fought hijab in small rebellions

From Abbas Kiarostami to Rakshan Bani-Etemad and Mania Akbari, for Iranian filmmakers it has been a carefully choreographed waltz of rebellion against stifling hijab rules.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

Eye on indebted cooperatives, Maharashtra sets up asset reconstruction firm, 1st state to do so

Maha ARC Ltd, incorporated Monday with initial capital of Rs 111 crore, will restructure firms under financial distress that have direct links to state govt. RBI yet to issue licence.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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