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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.
A Black Lives Matter protest in Minnesota, US, earlier this month | Reuters via ANI

Wearing masks during Covid not just matter of life or death, but your political leanings

In Donald Trump’s America, wearing masks have become the symbol of a raging debate between Liberals and Conservatives about public safety vs individual freedom.
The hut in which Dinesh Pawar lives with his family in Jamde village, Maharashtra | By special arrangement

TikTok made rural India into DIY Eklavyas

Chinese apps like TikTok adored every rejected ‘unequal’ Indian. The mainstream elite and privileged people can cry anti-national all they want.

Tired of virtual intimacy, young people are now turning to ‘date drives’

Without restaurants and bars to go to, young people seeking intimacy have turned to their cars — the latest 'it' place to meet a potential love interest.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | ANI

Modi skips Eid in the line-up of Indian festivals. Act of omission or commission?

In his address to the nation Tuesday, PM Modi mentioned up to twelve upcoming festivals till the end of the year, but failed to mention Eid which is next month.
Representative image of a password | Wiki Commons

Google agrees remembering passwords is a pain. But its solution may not fix the problem

It takes many grandmothers and pets to come up with new passwords, but Google still wants users to stop reusing passwords.
CJI SA Bobde | Bar & Bench | Twitter

Indians are bored in lockdown. CJI Bobde’s Harley Davidson buzz proves that

CJI SA Bobde’s photo with a limited edition Harley Davidson went viral, but it took days for people to care about the custodial killing of Jairaj and Bennix.
Police personnel baton charge on the students of Jamila Millia Islamia University as they started pelting stones

Stop cheering police brutality. Citizens like Jayaraj and Bennix pay the price

Most Indians’ concept of justice involves violence. The common desire for the police to teach criminals a lesson feeds into acts of brutality seen in Tamil Nadu.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin | Getty Images

India doesn’t have a Russia problem. New Delhi must stop trying to fix it

India should stop letting it's decades old USSR ties interfere in policies of the present.
Representational image of Indian students abroad | Photo: Twitter | @nyuniversity

With Trump’s new H-1B rules and Covid crisis, Indians need a new ‘American dream’

Many Americans feel US President Donald Trump’s new visa laws will ‘Make America Great Again’. Indians must now forge new paths in their home country.

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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India should spend more to revive demand, not worry about deficit: Economy expert Martin Wolf

Speaking at ThePrint's OffTheCuff, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times Martin Wolf said India can afford to increase its debt-to-GDP ratio to 90%, but should avoid borrowing in foreign currency.

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A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

LAC row began April, 5,000 Chinese troops sent to Pangong in May, claims state broadcaster

Published by CGTN, the report is first Chinese acknowledgment about the number of troops mobilised in the Pangong Lake area amid tensions with India.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.