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(Representational image) Medics attend to a suspected Covid-19 patient at a government hospital during the ongoing nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi | Kamal Kishore | PTI

Shamika Ravi’s ‘simple’ Covid prescription & why Justice AP Shah finds fault with SC

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Ashok Gulati, Jean Dreze, Tamal Bandopadhyay and many others.

Zoya Hasan says fiscal stimulus ‘too little’, Sangh & Modi united on economy says RSS

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Rajiv Tuli, Mekhala Krishnamurthy, S Murlidharan & Ashok Jha.
Representational image of a doctor conducting a Covid-19 test in New Delhi | Photo: ANI

Urjit Patel & Amartya Lahiri on possible boom in biomedics, Ram Madhav says move on in J&K

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Amartya Lahiri, Urjit R Patel, Ram Madhav & more.
China and India are yet to announce the dates for the second round of informal talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping | PTI Photo

TM Krishna on what being left really means, Vijay Gokhale decodes China’s new diplomacy

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Rahul Matthan, Avishkar Singhvi, MR Subramani & more.
Migrant workers and labourers stand in queues to board buses to their homes on the outskirts of Ghaziabad Monday. | Photo: ANI

C. Raja Mohan on probe into Covid origin, more tapasya & tyag for labour, says Mahesh Vyas

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Arundhati Katju, Mahesh Vyas, Sanjay Hegde & more.
File photo | Migrant labourers wave from a train as they leave for Barauni in UP, during the nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar, 10 May | PTI

Vivek Katju on India’s Afghan policy, Chandra Bhushan says don’t lock down without exit plan

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Vivek Katju, Sunita Narain, Ajay Shah, Ashok Gulati & more.
Migrants wait in a queue to board trains to Assam and Meghalaya from Central Railway Station in Chennai during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, on 13 May, 2020 | R Senthil Kumar | PTI

Jaggi Vasudev says he’s more left than you think, Ashok Desai says slogans won’t ease crisis

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Neelkanth Mishra, Jaggi Vasudev, Jahangir Aziz, Meeta Sengupta and more.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a press conference Wednesday | Photo: ANI

Haseeb Drabu sees no bailout, Bibek Debroy on Crusoe economy, Shankar Acharya says open up

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Sanjaya Baru, Harsh Mander, Jayati Ghosh, Prabhat Patnaik, Bibek Debroy and more.
Migrants from Tamil Nadu at Danapur station board a train to reach their destination, in Patna on 11 May 2020

Renu Kohli calls labour reforms a caricature, Shyam Saran on China’s move to digital money

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Prashant Bhushan, Shyam Agarwal, Shyam Saran, R. Jagannathan and more.
Migrant labourers have been on a quest to get back home. Here, they are seen sitting on the road near the Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border as they wait for their turn to be screened | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Pratap Bhanu Mehta on labour reform & Vivek Katju on India’s Islamophobic image

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Pratap Bhanu Mehta, C. Raja Mohan, Brinda Karat and more.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.

Defence

File image of a BrahMos missile

India successfully test fires air-launched version of BrahMos missile from Sukhoi jet

The missile hit a sinking ship in the Bay of Bengal with accuracy, official sources said. It was fired after the Su-30 MKI aircraft travelled for over three hours.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.