Tuesday, 20 November, 2018


Sharp and latest opinion on politics, policy and current affairs.

A file photo of Shahidul Alam | shahidul.alam001/Facebook

Shahidul Alam: The photographer whose arrest in Bangladesh has sparked global outrage

Alam is the man behind the award-winning photo agency Drik that put Bangladesh on the global map. Who is this man whose arrest has sparked outrage and condem...
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/PTI

Mamata Banerjee is poetry-bombing the Modi government, for better or verse

We cannot underestimate Didi. While we listen to her attempts at poetry, she muscles her way into becoming face of opposition in 2019. Some Indians might tak...
Narendra Modi at a Swachh Bharat campaign | SBMGramin/Facebook

In mad race for targets, Modi’s Swachh Bharat could fumble the same way UPA plans did

Setting ambitious deadlines for toilet construction takes the focus away from providing long-term solutions to rural sanitation.
Representational image | Alyssa Banta/Newsmakers

India needs Muslim neuroscientists and Dalit Fields medalists among its STEM researchers

A country that does not leverage the genius of half a billion of its own people is unlikely to go very far.

Snapchat has succumbed to Internet conventions it was once contemptuous of

By dumping its own heritage of boasting glossy video ads, Snapchat like Facebook and Google has given in to quick marketing gains. Snapchat has defined itsel...
Dabholkar, Pansare, Kalburgi, Lankesh

Bombay HC’s remark on Dabholkar shows our fear isn’t just a product of the paranoid

Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar stood for rational and scientific temper, and they were killed for it.
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi with BSP's Mayawati and TMC head Mamata Banerjee during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru, on Wednesday | PTI

Rahul Gandhi’s 2019 choice between Mamata & Mayawati depends on who is his mother’s frien...

Even die-hard Congress enthusiasts are unsure of Rahul Gandhi’s ability to edge out Narendra Modi-led BJP in 2019.
RSS training camp | Twitter

RSS is changing, has greater self-confidence, more transparency and diversity

The most significant aspect of RSS’ growth is the increasing role of its affiliates, which have penetrated virtually all parts of the country. 
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah | RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images

BJP’s Mission 2024: Prime Minister Amit Shah?

The party president is already making himself the voice of the government through the Rajya Sabha.
File photo of Karunanidhi | Facebook

Karunanidhi always said DMK cadres were brothers from different mothers

As Tamil Nadu chief minister, M. Karunanidhi legislated the removal of hereditary priesthood in Hindu temples.
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.