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(Representational image) Medics attend to a suspected Covid-19 patient at a government hospital during the ongoing nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi | Kamal Kishore | PTI

Shamika Ravi’s ‘simple’ Covid prescription & why Justice AP Shah finds fault with SC

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Ashok Gulati, Jean Dreze, Tamal Bandopadhyay and many others.

Zoya Hasan says fiscal stimulus ‘too little’, Sangh & Modi united on economy says RSS

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Rajiv Tuli, Mekhala Krishnamurthy, S Murlidharan & Ashok Jha.
Representational image of a doctor conducting a Covid-19 test in New Delhi | Photo: ANI

Urjit Patel & Amartya Lahiri on possible boom in biomedics, Ram Madhav says move on in J&K

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Amartya Lahiri, Urjit R Patel, Ram Madhav & more.
China and India are yet to announce the dates for the second round of informal talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping | PTI Photo

TM Krishna on what being left really means, Vijay Gokhale decodes China’s new diplomacy

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Rahul Matthan, Avishkar Singhvi, MR Subramani & more.
Migrant workers and labourers stand in queues to board buses to their homes on the outskirts of Ghaziabad Monday. | Photo: ANI

C. Raja Mohan on probe into Covid origin, more tapasya & tyag for labour, says Mahesh Vyas

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Arundhati Katju, Mahesh Vyas, Sanjay Hegde & more.
File photo | Migrant labourers wave from a train as they leave for Barauni in UP, during the nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar, 10 May | PTI

Vivek Katju on India’s Afghan policy, Chandra Bhushan says don’t lock down without exit plan

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Vivek Katju, Sunita Narain, Ajay Shah, Ashok Gulati & more.
Migrants wait in a queue to board trains to Assam and Meghalaya from Central Railway Station in Chennai during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, on 13 May, 2020 | R Senthil Kumar | PTI

Jaggi Vasudev says he’s more left than you think, Ashok Desai says slogans won’t ease crisis

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Neelkanth Mishra, Jaggi Vasudev, Jahangir Aziz, Meeta Sengupta and more.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a press conference Wednesday | Photo: ANI

Haseeb Drabu sees no bailout, Bibek Debroy on Crusoe economy, Shankar Acharya says open up

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Sanjaya Baru, Harsh Mander, Jayati Ghosh, Prabhat Patnaik, Bibek Debroy and more.
Migrants from Tamil Nadu at Danapur station board a train to reach their destination, in Patna on 11 May 2020

Renu Kohli calls labour reforms a caricature, Shyam Saran on China’s move to digital money

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Prashant Bhushan, Shyam Agarwal, Shyam Saran, R. Jagannathan and more.
Migrant labourers have been on a quest to get back home. Here, they are seen sitting on the road near the Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border as they wait for their turn to be screened | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Pratap Bhanu Mehta on labour reform & Vivek Katju on India’s Islamophobic image

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Pratap Bhanu Mehta, C. Raja Mohan, Brinda Karat and more.

On Camera


India pioneered TV education, but smartphone classes during Covid let down its poor students

Trauma faced by students for being able to afford smartphones and laptops for online classes could have been avoided if the govt implemented the DTH scheme.
HDFC Ltd chairman Deepak Parekh

Why loan restructuring is any day better than a moratorium — HDFC’s Deepak Parekh explains

Deepak Parekh says at ThePrint’s ‘Off The Cuff’ that by giving a loan moratorium, the RBI is creating a problem for later on.


Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February (for representation only)

Army to call special selection board to screen women officers for permanent commission

Some women officers said the process is still ambiguous and more clarity is needed as many have been asked to undergo a junior command course next month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.