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Nehru loved India, but the things he did were not right for India — Gayatri Devi in 2006

From her record win in elections to her opposition to then Congress govt, Maharani Gayatri Devi spoke about career, royal life and more in this 2006 interview to Shekhar Gupta.

‘There is no art in cinema. Cinema is cinema’: Irrfan on Maqbool, Mira Nair, Slumdog and more

Cinema is engaging if you can engage the audience, Irrfan said in an interview to Shekhar Gupta in 2010. The 53-year-old died in Mumbai Wednesday.

BJP needs to drop its hate agenda to become a normal party — what VP Singh said in 2005

Former PM V.P. Singh, who led India from December 1989 to November 1990, died on 27 November 2008 after a battle with multiple myeloma.

On YSR’s 10th death anniversary, a look back at the two-time Andhra CM’s life and legacy

A decade after a chopper crash killed then Andhra CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy, a look at back the life and legacy of the leader who went too soon.

This Kargil hero was made a scapegoat, but fought to restore his brigade’s honour and won

Brig. Devinder Singh was blamed for failing to detect intrusions, but once his name was cleared, he told Shekhar Gupta that the Army’s system truly worked.

Everyone has an opinion, but no one is willing to take decisions: Manohar Parrikar in 2013

India's politicians lack the ability to take decisions, thus delaying issues that demand immediate action, Parrikar said in an interview with Shekhar Gupta in 2013.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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India fares better than China on Rule of Law. Make Constitution Day about measuring progress

Rule of law has few advocates in India. Our overall score in the 8 factor Index is 0.5 out of 1.0. We score lowest in preventing corruption, and for the related weaknesses in our civil and criminal justice systems.
Inside IOCL's 2G ethanol plant in Panipat | Pooja Kher | ThePrint

When farmers give you stubble, make ethanol — how IOCL Panipat plant can cut farm fires, emissions

Ethanol plant in Panipat will process 2.1 lakh metric tonnes of dry rice straw each year to make 3 crore litres of ethanol which will be blended with petrol and sold.

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File photo of the Supreme Court | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Superseded & forced to work under male juniors, senior women Army officers move SC

MoD yet to form Selection Board for promotions despite SC’s two rulings on permanent commission, say women officers. This caused loss of financial benefits, study leave among others.

G-20(24): How ‘Vishwaguru’ can get new strategic space & Modi another stage in pre-election year

Modi has been balancing India’s interests, playing US & Russia and keeping China off his back. You can trust him to exploit this year-long opening to India’s benefit. And to his own.