Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Opinion

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Respected judges & ministers, policing Netflix won’t make us sanskari

It is as if our courts and govt, having rid the society of all other evils, have taken up the onerous task of cleansing it.
David Frawley | drdavidfrawley/Facebook

David Frawley is the American hippy who became RSS’s favourite western intellectual

His command over Hindu scriptures and ability to quote from them in multisyllabic English make him a great catch for the Sangh.
Illustration by Peali Dezine

Why Delhi Metro carries far fewer riders than almost any other city’s system worldwide

Increased Metro ridership can improve Delhi’s air, where banning private vehicles cannot.
One survey after another points to rising conservatism in the country | Facebook

Where I see the rise of an illiberal, irritable and sometimes petulant new India

French President Emmanuel Macron has sparked a fresh global debate on nationalism versus patriotism. Here is what I had written in August 2014. Good time to put it to a reality check.
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What if Barkha Dutt had joked about Konark Temple’s erotica instead of Abhijit Iyer Mitra?

What if Barkha Dutt had joked about Konark Temple’s erotica instead of Abhijit Iyer Mitra?
A Jet Airways India Ltd. aircraft in Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

PM Modi seeking Tata’s help won’t secure Jet Airways for many reasons

Squashing Jet and Vistara together isn’t going to be nearly enough to achieve extraordinary profits once it stopped competing so hard for customers.
The official image released from Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's wedding | @deepikapadukone/Twitter

How Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh wedding became more important than ‘plot to kill Modi’

Prime time debate on TV was all about analysing colours of Ranveer-Deepika’s wedding dresses.
An RSS shakha

By demonising RSS in Madhya Pradesh, Congress is only helping BJP

It is not clear why Congress should antagonise RSS in Madhya Pradesh when its president is busy brandishing his Hindutva identity.
An example of the receipt given to participants in the 2011 caste census in India | Kate Geraghty/The Sydney Morning Herald/Fairfax Media via Getty Images

From Congress to BJP, everybody is afraid of OBC data

Without fresh OBC data, caste issues are resolved through muscle power.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone | Facebook

Nation wants to know something about fashion-daring Ranveer Singh’s wedding clothes

At the end of the day, Ranveer Singh is perhaps just another guy who wants to pose handsome beside his bride Deepika Padukone.
amritsar attack

Do Amritsar & Kashmir violence signal internal security crisis like ‘90s under Ajit Doval?

Three people were killed in a grenade attack at a Nirankari prayer hall in Amritsar Sunday. The same day, a terrorist attack at a CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir...
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint.in

How CBI went from being a caged parrot to a wild vulture

India’s premier anti-corruption agency has defied two decades of reform and become an embarrassment with its bosses calling each other thief.