Thursday, 7 July, 2022


Talk Point: What are the lessons from the violence after Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction

An expert panel also offers tips on how such instances of violence can be prevented in the future.

Amid tectonic political shifts, the North East needs a moral guiding force like Rishang Keishing

The political journey of Rishang Keishing from a strong Naga integrationist to a strong Indian nationalist who represented a united Manipur carries lessons for the current day politicians.

Riots after Ram Rahim conviction: Why can’t we control protests without calling in the Army?

Had it not been for the judiciary's admonishment of the government on 23rd August, we would have seen more violence, destruction of property.

Lessons from triple talaq: Women in minorities need more from courts in India & Pakistan

Courts in India and Pakistan seem reluctant to grant women their rights. That needs to change.

Staring into the hole

Loans given by banks during the boom years are torpedoing them, and we will all feel the ripple effects.

Clueless in Babaland

Gurmeet Ram Rahim is just the most colourful and blingy of north India's Godmen. He is also the first one the law has caught up with.

Understanding Deras and the violence after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s conviction

Why are there so many deras in Punjab and how do they work? ThePrint's Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta explains.

SC’s privacy judgement recognises the right to be different and make choices

The Supreme Court has given the right to privacy the widest meaning and protection.

Ram Rahim Singh’s devotees are rampaging. Why are politicians silent?

The godman, who influences local politics, has devotees who see nothing wrong with resorting to violence after his conviction in a rape case.

Talk Point: How does Nitish Kumar joining NDA affect the formation of a national opposition alliance?

Ahead of a grand Patna rally, does Nitish Kumar's absence mean there's already a very big crack in the opposition front that plans to take on the BJP in 2019?

On Camera


Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.