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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump during the ‘Howdy! Modi’ event in Texas last year | Photo: Scott Dalton | Bloomberg

Sanjaya Baru on altered India-US relations, Ruchir Sharma & Sandipan Deb go to the Oscars

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Sanjaya Baru, Ashok Gulati, Ruchir Sharma, Tamal Bandopadhyay, Prabha Kotiswaran & many others.
Mortal remains of CRPF jawans who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

Vivek Katju remembers Pulwama, Seema Sirohi says Trump visit to swing Indian-American votes

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Vivek Katju, Seema Sirohi, Premvir Das, Swati Narayan & many others.
Republic Day celebrations at Shaheen Bagh | ThePrint

Rajmohan Gandhi disputes Modi blaming Nehru for Partition, end Shaheen Bagh protest, says HT

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Rajmohan Gandhi, Shakti Sinha, Niranjan Hiranandani, Neelkanth Mishra & many others.
AAP supporters at party headquarters | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

AAP victory trumps hyper-nationalism, says Express & governance new nationalism, says TOI

Santosh Desai, Satish Deshpande, Suhas Palshikar on AAP's landslide victory in Delhi and Shankar Acharya, Nirvikar Singh on Budget 2020.
Human Rights

Harsh Mander wants better refugee law, Manu Joseph calls out middle-class CAA protesters

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Harsh Mander, Sunita Narain, Shailaja Chandra, Manu Joseph & many more.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Narendra Modi

Jaffrelot & Rizvi ask govt to engage with Sri Lanka, Chibber says FM needs to revive growth

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Christophe Jafferelot, Arindam Bhattacharya, Ajay Chibber, Katherine Pistor & many more.
A village school in Kerala | Commons

Gurcharan Das wants Indian schools to be ‘free’, Salil Tripathi on a Kafkaesque India

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Gurcharan Das, Salil Tripathi, Kanwal Sibal & many more.
Delhi Police at JNU

Yashovardhan Azad on challenges facing police in 2020 & R Jaganathan on ‘Modieconomics’

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Srinivas Yerramsetti, Yashorvardhan Azad, Arvind Panagariya, R Jaganathan & many more
PM Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Biarritz on 26 August

Raja Mohan unpacks India-US relations, Vyas on Budget’s ‘hyperbole’, Saran on new EU ties

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from C Raja Mohan, Shyam Saran, Kunal Bahl, Govinda Rao, Mahesh Vyas, Shruti Rajagopalan & many more
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Union Budget 2020 documents outside the Ministry of Finance in New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Express worried by tax collection, Pratap B Mehta sees no road map, Panagriya on fiscal aims

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

On Camera

Narendra Modi at a BJP rally in Karkardooma, New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

A chaiwala is PM, but it’s the cartel of power elites that calls the shots in India

Powerful political families mediate between the state and the society, shape policies, and bend the administrative machinery in line with their interests.

T20 World Cup: What can women’s cricket do to enjoy the popularity of men’s cricket?

The 7th edition of the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup has begun in Australia, but much of the conversation is still around the number of viewers tuning in.

Defence

Representational image of Kandla Port, Gujarat | Photo: Commons

Chinese ship carrying suspected cargo to Pakistan allowed to leave, equipment held back

The ship was detained at Gujarat's Kandla Port for allegedly mis-declaring an autoclave, which can be used to launch ballistic missiles, as an industrial ‘dryer’.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How one big India-US deal gave us six big gains to cheer — including decimation of Left

To think the India-US nuclear deal was about a bilateral relationship or energy is to miss the point. It had much larger implications.