Talk Point

Talk Point: Demonetisation hasn’t even attacked 1 per cent of the black money

Exactly a year ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ambitious but enormously disruptive decision to invalidate Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes, ostensibly...

Talk Point: One should not hyper-analyse a particular shot fired in a war

Demonetisation was the first major formal recognition by the Government of India that the issue of black money needs to be tackled decisively. What has India gained and lost from demonetization and what are the lessons learnt?

Talk Point: SME sector is yet to see its output recover to pre-demonetisation levels

Economic activity in the informal sector are yet to recover from the shock as no job creation seems to have taken place in this sector.
To anybody who values press freedom, there is plenty available

Talk Point: To anybody who values press freedom, there is plenty available

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s lecture was a bit stern in parts, there is no need for the press to panic and call the fire brigade.
Narendra Modi giving a speech in Chennai

Talk Point: Is PM Modi’s statement on press freedom a veiled warning?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the freedom to write, and to decide what is to be written, does not include the freedom to be "less than accurate", or "factually incorrect. Is PM Modi’s statement on press freedom a veiled warning to dissenting media voices?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event organised by a Tamil newspaper where he commented on press freedom.

Talk Point: PM’s statement on press freedom resembles a familiar game of intimidation

The political executive has always had an uneasy relationship with the press. It extols its virtues while trying to curb its freedom, says lawyer Gautam Bhatia.
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Talk Point: It isn’t the government’s business what editorials are talking about

Whether the Prime Minister's statement on press freedom is a “threat” for dissenting media houses will depend on what media houses consider their jobs to be.
Narendra Modi

Talk Point: Indian media can’t be intimidated if it’s factually accurate & truthful

The PM’s statement on press freedom is not a veiled warning; it is a statement that anyone who values a free, vibrant, and credible media would agree with.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Talk Point: PM’s veiled warning for press is unnecessary amid prevailing self-censorship

Many media houses have practically become government PR agencies, instead of fulfilling their function of holding the government accountable, writes Congress MP Rajeev Gowda.
Amit Shah at Gujarat

Talk Point: Congress can’t rule over Gujarat or India by invoking casteism

By invoking casteism, one cannot rule over the country or state. People know the real Congress and will not let them divide our country on caste.

On Camera

Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.