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In this Nov 18, 2001 file photo, then defence minister George Fernandes interacts with the jawans at Siachen | PTI

Defence procurements delayed because files get ‘stuck in orbit’: George Fernandes in 2003

As Defence Minister, George Fernandes had also passed an order making it mandatory for ministry officials to spend a week in Siachen before making decisions.
Police personnel outside the Taj Mahal Hotel during the siege by terrorists in Mumbai, on 25 November 2008 | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

We got in, killed 26/11 attackers & got out like Sudarshan Chakra: Ex-NSG chief JK Dutt

In this edition of Walk The Talk, Shekhar Gupta converses with former director general of the National Security Guard, J.K. Dutt.
Havaldar Nihal Singh and Captain Ramchander Yadav

Remembering the battle of Rezang La through the eyes of two brave soldiers

Honorary captain Ramchander Yadav and Havaldar Nihal Singh recall that nobody believed 120 Indians had killed about 1,300 Chinese at Rezang La.
Azhar Maqsusi | YouTube

Azhar Maqsusi: The man looking to eliminate hunger from India, one meal at a time

Azhar Maqsusi, who founded the NGO Hunger Has No Religion, shares his journey with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta on Walk The Talk.
Image of Stefano Ricci | Twitter

Indian designs are chic and people here are very elegant, says Stefano Ricci

On this week’s Walk The Talk, Shekhar Gupta converses with Italian fashion designers.
General Zameer Uddin Shah with Shekhar Gupta at the Walk the Talk | Special arrangement

‘Indian Army does not like being committed to civilian operations, they’re our own people’

On this week’s Walk The Talk, Shekhar Gupta catches up with soldier, diplomat and academician Zameer Uddin Shah.

When Gita Gopinath batted for a GST with few slabs & talked of hope in an ‘unliberal’ world

As Gita Gopinath is appointed the IMF chief economist, we revisit an interview with Shekhar Gupta on Walk The Talk.
Neeraj Chopra

Meet India’s only truly world-class athlete, and it’s not Virat Kohli

Shekhar Gupta catches up with javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, 21, who won India its first Asian Games gold in the sport at the Jakarta games.

Stand by my 2G zero loss statement, CAG’s 1.76 lakh crore figure absolute rubbish: Sibal

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal, spoke to ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief and Chairman Shekhar Gupta on NDTV’s weekly show Walk The Talk.

An atom bomb, a GSLV going up, is no science at all. Science is being done in small labs: Bharat Ratna Prof CNR Rao

Govts say they’ve given so much money for science. Actually it’s for big projects, space and atomic and not science. IT has also sucked out talent from science.

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Social sciences

Covid-19 put brake to academic activity, but digital libraries can ensure continuity

Covid-19 has paced up the transition to distance learning. While institutes are racing to shift courses online, students are engaging en masse with e-books.

How is Modi’s BJP different from the one founded by Advani-Vajpayee 40 years ago?

Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

5 Special Forces men, 5 terrorists: How a deadly hand-to-hand fight at the LoC unfolded

Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.