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The Right is writing now: Sanjeev Sanyal at Vikram Sampath’s Bravehearts of Bharat launch

The panel discussion at the book launch dwelled on shifting the dominant historical narrative and ending the focus on 'overemphasised' parts of Indian history.

How Chandra Shekhar govt and RBI hatched a plan to pledge India’s gold in 1991

In 'Forks in the Road: My Days at RBI', former governor C. Rangarajan gives a first-person account of India's economic crisis and history.

How Dalit leaders created rift between Ambedkar’s savarna wife and son after he died

In 'Babasaheb', Savita Ambedkar gives a detailed account of her marriage with B.R. Ambedkar and Dalits politics after he died.

This mantra from Rig Veda is what modern physics compares to Big Bang Theory

In 'The Essentials of Hinduism', Trilochan Sastry gives a nuanced and comprehensive understanding of some of the most important Hindu texts.

Gandhara, the ancient kingdom that gave world its first Buddha sculptures

The anthropomorphised Buddha made way for narrative reliefs depicting his life, replete with iconography borrowed from Graeco-Roman and subcontinental cultures.

China to Bangladesh, river-sharing pacts can be new CBMs, resolve other contentious issues

Scarce environmental resources are already a major source of domestic and international conflict, and all evidence indicates that this will only increase.

Cremating, dunking, burying—how the Hindu understanding of death transformed over time

In 'Garuda Purana', Devdutt Pattanaik delves into Hindu ideas of death, rebirth, and immmortality.

Packed cells, poor facilities, no rights—new book shows huge gaps for women in Indian jails

From UAPA-charged Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita to V. Geetha, panellists at the book launch gave new insights into what happens to women inside jails in India.

How spymasters from India and Pakistan almost made a secret peace deal on Kashmir

In 'Intelligence Over Centuries', Vappala Balachandran gives lesser-known information about secret talks between chiefs of ISI and R&AW on Kashmir.

Why compromise on your dreams? A 28-year-old engineer’s journey to ‘28 jobs’ challenge

In '28 jobs, 28, weeks, 28 states', Jubanashwa Mishra talks about how he took a leap of faith and did a variety of jobs when he embarked on his '28 jobs' project.

On Camera

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.