Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

Talk Point

Suicides high among married women: Crisis in Indian marriages or mental health stigma?

Nearly four out of 10 women who commit suicide globally are from India, and most of them are married, says a study published by health journal Lancet. ThePri...

What suits Narendra Modi and Amit Shah better— Rahul Gandhi or a faceless mahagathbandhan?

BJP president Amit Shah urged party workers in poll-bound Rajasthan to ask people if they wanted Rahul Gandhi as prime minister and Mamata Banerjee as external ...

Raghuram Rajan NPA note: Congress legacy or Modi didn’t check bad loan crisis in time?

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan in a note to a parliamentary panel said slow decision-making and over-optimism among bankers aggravated the bad loan problem....

Tamil Nadu govt wants Rajiv Gandhi’s killers freed: Dangerous populism or liberal gesture?

Tamil Nadu government has recommended the release of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to the Governor, saying it is in line with the “p...

Has Netflix created an entertainment divide in India?

With growing subscriber base, online streaming channels like Netflix may have created a new kind of entertainment sensibility. ThePrint newsroom weighs in.

Supreme Court’s nearly 500-page order on Sec 377: Are India’s judges most erudite or too...

It took the Supreme Court nearly 500 pages to decriminalise homosexuality in the Section 377 verdict. The judges quoted heavily from Shakespeare, John Stuart Mi...

Section 377 verdict: Is political class passing the buck of simple decisions to courts?

The Supreme Court has struck down the contentious Section 377, which criminalised “unnatural sex”. In a victory for the LGBTQ community, the court said, “Sectio...

Steve Bannon-New Yorker episode: Is engaging with those you abhor appeasement or liberalism?

After facing severe backlash for inviting Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former adviser, to the New Yorker literary festival, the magazine dropped him. Many ar...

Does I&B Ministry notice to not use ‘Dalit’ stifle political identity or end caste-marker?

Complying with the Bombay High Court order, the I&B ministry has asked Indian media not to use the word “Dalit” and instead stick to the constitutional term...

US denies Pakistan aid: Pressure to tackle militancy or hitting at a vulnerable economy?

Pentagon cancelled $300 million in aid to Pakistan Saturday for not acting decisively against terrorism. President Donald Trump had accused Pakistan of rewardin...

Dena, Vijaya, Bank of Baroda merger: Raising efficiency or burdening performing banks?

Finance minister Arun Jaitley proposed Monday the merger of Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank. The amalgamation was suggested to increase ‘overall effic...

There’s a humongous scam in the Rafale deal. It is called stupidity

The Rafale deal is just a glaring example of the BJP government’s unsuccessful handling of defence purchases.