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Lt. Gen Zorawar Chand Bakshi, the greatest wartime hero who ‘just faded away’

Lt. Gen Bakshi was one of the country's most decorated generals and fought in all of India's wars except against China in 1962. Besides being a brave soldier, he was an inspiration to many.

Kevin Pietersen will deliver MAK Pataudi lecture. And that’s not cricket, is the chorus

Invitation to flamboyant English cricketer to speak at Pataudi lecture divides BCCI; ex-players says former Indian great ‘doesn’t deserve this spat’ and that BCCI not keen on hosting lecture.

With Surendra Nihal Singh’s death, India loses a true liberal democrat editor

The former editor of The Statesman and The Indian Express passed away at the age of 88. Journalists remember his heyday and pay tribute.

Despite losing legs in an accident, this Mumbai girl crossed hurdles to become a doctor

Dr Roshan Jawwad’s immediate priority is to contribute to her family’s meagre income; she also wants to build a hospital in UP’s Azamgarh, her hometown.

Nitish Kumar: The man who would be king is now bracing for the worst

Nitish stayed silent on communal clashes in Bihar, didn’t act against BJP-linked suspects. It’s a far cry from the time he was touted as Modi’s worthy opponent.

How a former Infosys engineer became a rich bitcoin miner and ultimately a ‘fugitive’

Amit Bhardwaj is alleged to have fled to Dubai after conning scores out of an estimated Rs 2,000 crore through a Ponzi scheme based...

Ramachandra Guha’s friends & fans are throwing an elaborate birthday party as he turns 60

The historian’s birthday at the end of April will be commemorated with much fanfare, with a ‘Festschrift’ in the pipeline.

C.P. Joshi: The ‘loser’ Rahul Gandhi can’t get enough of

Nagaland Congress chief’s criticism after yet another defeat reveals growing resentment against the general secretary entrusted with 10 states.

After successes in Rajasthan & Gujarat, Ashok Gehlot may be Rahul Gandhi’s Chanakya

In recent months, there is a perceptible change in Ashok Gehlot’s public positioning. He appears to be preparing for a larger national role too.

Sridevi: the woman who broke several glass ceilings in a male-dominated Bollywood

With Sridevi passing away, the country has lost one of its best actors and a woman who managed to break several glass ceilings in a male dominated industry

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Tribes of India | wikimedia commons

British didn’t just introduce criminal tribes, they also had a police...

The British administration marked out entire communities as ‘criminal’ through Criminal Tribes Act. And the policemen helped form guidelines to identify those communities.
Female labour force participation in India is among the lowest in the world, according to World Bank | ANI 

‘Remarkably resilient, better prepared’: World Bank revises India’s economic growth to...

Strong macroeconomic fundamentals have placed India in good stead compared to other emerging market economies, says World Bank. Lowers next year’s growth estimate from 7% to 6.6%.


Illustration by Soham Sen, ThePrint

How Arunachal is front & centre in Modi govt’s massive border...

Of total highway projects worth Rs 1.6 lakh cr announced for Northeast last month, Arunachal got the lion’s share. Meanwhile, BRO’s outlay also saw a significant jump this year.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP...

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.