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Alia Bhatt is another Indian victim who lost the privacy war. Spammers, paparazzi have won

Whether it's Alia Bhatt being secretly photographed at her home or common citizens being scammed, we have all lost the battle against being treated as commodities.

3 reasons why the Modi govt ordered an I-T raid on BBC — none of them makes sense

The move against BBC mirrors Indira Gandhi’s tactics during the Emergency. She learnt from her mistakes, will the BJP?

Indian police will shut cities down to protect VIPs. Just see what Gurugram did

President Droupadi Murmu's recent trip to Gurugram exposed how India's police forces are good at filling jeeps with armed ‘commandos’ but only as an eyewash.

Bharat Jodo Yatra gives Rahul Gandhi second chance, has killed ‘foolish dilettante’ image

There was no way a flailing dynast could have taken on a leader like Narendra Modi. But now, with the change in the way he is perceived, Rahul Gandhi finally has a shot.

Pathaan is not just any other Hindi movie. It’s a battle for India

Given the frenzy of Hindutva right's boycott campaign, many believed that Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan had flopped even before it was released. We are seeing how wrong they were.

PM Sharif’s remark shows Pakistan still obsessed with India. Fortunately, we aren’t anymore

Even if we do not feel especially warmly towards Pakistan, it hardly dominates our thoughts.

Bharat Jodo Yatra has transformed Rahul’s image. But no guarantee of electoral victory

Freed of the burden of having led the party, Rahul has finally let his own personality emerge. He’s putting in the hard work required to change his image.

Air India incident shows Indians are world’s worst passengers. Fine them, arrest them

People within the airline business blame democratisation of air travel but the Air India incident shows that even business class passengers can behave badly.

Modi’s failures are quickly forgotten but not BJP’s—What 2022 taught us about Indian politics

Jawaharlal Nehru is still ahead and so is Indira Gandhi. But it's clear that Narendra Modi is catching up fast.

Elon Musk has become a joke like Trump. He’s also accelerating Twitter’s decline

When Elon Musk turned Tesla into a behemoth, he pulled the same stunts he did with Twitter—fire people, make them work crazy hours, behave like a megalomaniac.

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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of France Emmanuel Macron | ANI Photo

India-France space alliance key to Delhi’s ambitions. But it must deepen...

The IAF's revised doctrine aims to transition India from an air power to an aerospace power. But can India do it by itself in time and cost-effectively?
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabling Finance Bill 2023 in the Lok Sabha Friday | Photo: PTI

Finance Bill 2023 amendment removes long-term capital gain benefit for debt...

Tax analysts and mutual fund industry participants say this will hamper growth of bond market, and potentially curtail avenues for fund-raising by companies.


Indian Army and Air force jawans part of Vayu Prahar exercise | Photo: Twitter/@PBNS_India

With joint ‘Vayu Prahar’ exercise in eastern sector, Army & Air...

Conducted in '2nd week of March', the joint exercise included air-land operations in a nominated advance landing ground & 'contingency tasks' in challenging high-altitude terrain.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

You’ve heard of jobless growth. But Tata, Birla, Ambani, Adani, have...

Modi govt's thrust on manufacturing is much-needed but it is pushing Indian manufacturing in the direction of outsourcing, same as our services industry.