Talk Point

Is Modi’s new scheme Saubhagya a realistic goal given the health of state power utilities?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a new scheme called Saubhagya to ensure electrification of all willing households by 2019.
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Talk Point: What did India’s surgical strike against terrorists in Pakistan achieve?

The surgical strike on terror launchpads was deemed a success in India but did it achieve what it was meant to?
Mass protests in Kashmir

Talk Point: Are internet shutdowns the best way to restore peace during violent protests?

There were 42 times security agencies resorted to internet shutdowns this year to control volatile conditions in eleven states. Is this the only way to restore peace during violent protests?
PM Modi has changed the way the Prime Minister interacts with the bureaucracy

Talk Point: Is making the bureaucracy directly accountable to the PM a good idea?

Experts discuss whether Narendra Modi's idea of talking directly to bureaucrats is a good one.

Talk Point: What will be the impact of shifting Goa cases from NGT’s Pune bench to Delhi?

This week's TalkPoint discusses the impact of shifting Goa cases from the National Green Tribunal in Pune to New Delhi.
Rohingya refugees at a camp in New Delhi

Talk Point: Are the Rohingya Muslim refugees a security threat? Can India deport them?

Around 14,000 Rohingyas living in India are registered, and an estimated 40,000 are said to be illegal. What can India do?
Union Budget presented by Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance

Talk Point: Do Electoral Bonds fit into the larger framework of free and fair elections?

Do Electoral Bonds fit into the larger framework of a free and fair elections? We ask experts.
A government school in Delhi

Talk Point: What measures are needed to ensure that every Indian school has trained teachers by 2019?

Poor learning levels at school and the absence of adequately qualified and trained teachers are clearly identified as the biggest of concerns in the...
Photo of a flooded area in Mumbai after heavy rains lashed the city

Talk Point: Why is flooding in Mumbai an annual feature & what’s the solution to it?

We asked experts why flooding in Mumbai is an annual feature and what's the solution to prevent it in future.

Talk Point: Will the reopening of 1984 riot cases help victims or is it too late?

In a bid to render ‘speedy’ justice to the victims of the 1984 riots, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) closed 199 out of a...

On Camera

ram madhav

Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.