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CV and stature

What makes one tick as Rashtrapati, and what doesn’t, is determined by the incumbent. It’s for Kovind to prove sceptics wrong.

Conflicts behind conflicts in cricket

Judicial activism in cricket has bared open conflicts in serious areas such as financial markets.

Insecurity within

NDA's internal security balance sheet is now poorer than ‘spineless’ UPAs. It could break PM Modi’s momentum despite skilled messaging.

When a national party dumps Nationalism

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has taken on Canada’s Khalistani sympathisers, but PM Modi might grab the diplomatic point.

New big idea vs failed, old bilateralism

Pakistan is not an equal or stable neighbor. Only the stamp of a global power can assure lasting peace with India

NOTA FOR 1984 – WHY AAP LOST PUNJAB

The party lost because it took a communal view of the state, stirred old angers, and embraced radicals That defeat is an orphan is a...

Maximum Modi, maximum opportunity

Narendra Modi is now the new colossus of Indian politics. The question is no longer winning 2019, but what will he do with the new status

Writings on the UP Wall-II: Aspiration and desperation in UP’s East

Eastern UP's people want out of their sub-Saharan trap. Politicians, including the PM, don't get it.

Writings on the Uttar Pradesh Wall-I

Aspiration is turning into desperation. Nobody has much hope in an era of new Hindu Rate of Growth, and identity politics is back.

Anti-establishment conformist’s age

Even as it seeks political power, AAP has maintained anti-establishmentarianism as its core.

On Camera

YourTurn

Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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