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‘Overage’ at 21, rural India’s Army aspirants are running for their lives — and out of time

Making a living, manliness, marriage — all hinges on the Army for many in Rajasthan and Haryana’s military-obsessed belts. But no recruitments in 2 years means boys are aging out.

Dedicated teams, cost, facilities — why pvt hospitals do over 75% of organ transplants in India

India is third in the world in numbers of solid organ transplants after US & China, with 17,000-18,000 surgeries each year.

Chennai to Colombo: Tamil men counting $100 notes, Sri Lankans in 1-km line to refill petrol

iWitness — the story behind the story of ThePrint journalists’ experiences on assignment.

Pashmina takeover, debt traps—Kashmir’s dying handwoven carpet industry hurts Pasmandas most

With dwindling demand and low wages, Kashmiri carpet weavers are increasingly turning to Pashmina shawls, a comparatively lucrative profession.

A temple in the Taj Mahal? What Mughal-era documents tell us about tangled claims

Allahabad HC Thursday dismissed a plea to open sealed rooms of Taj Mahal to investigate 'real history', while BJP MP Diya Kumari claimed monument stands on Jaipur royal family's land.

I reviewed Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande’s performance 27 years ago. This is what I found

COAS Gen Pande was a humble, unassuming and clever officer who only ‘spoke when spoken to’.

How CNG prices have taken the gas out of Delhi’s auto drivers and their livelihoods

Rajesh Pandey, who plans to go back to Nepal as driving auto becomes unsustainable, says he sits idle during most hours of the day without a passenger in sight.

Modi is a polarising figure and that’s not a bad thing. But we need answers to 3 questions

Concerns of Modi critics are valid, but not enough to justify the horror and fear. TV debates and the press are wrong about why he's so polarising.

Buddhist Asia had a globalised script 1,000 yrs before the West. It spread from north India

Siddham is, in some ways, the McAloo Tikki of the medieval world.

In Myanmar, a new ‘criminal’ State is rising. And China is paying to build it

Myanmar’s narcotics warlords are finally becoming the arbiters of the State. While China quietly moves in, India will have to make tough choices.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader P. Chidambaram addresses a press conference at the 'Chintan Shivir' in Udaipur | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

30 years after liberalisation, Congress calls for economic reset at ‘Chintan Shivir’

Former finance minister Chidambaram called it a ‘step forward post-liberalisation’. It’s significant because it was a Congress government that brought in liberalisation in 1991.   

Defence

File photo of Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif speaking in the National Assembly | ANI

India expects ‘nothing dramatic’ from new Pakistan govt, ‘terror must stop for normalisation’

With Shehbaz Sharif government in power now, there's speculation that ties between India and Pakistan, which worsened after Balakot air strike, could see major improvement.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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