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A peek into politics beyond speeches, controversies and elections. From strategic moves to the personal and discreet, from matters of state to what’s on the plate, ThePrint will bring you exclusive reports on the lives and times of the movers and shakers in politics and government. Stay tuned and email tips to ideas@theprint.in

BittooTikkiWala will cater ‘safe and healthy’ dhoklas, thalis at new BJP headquarters

BittooTikkiWala is the caterer at the new BJP HQ canteen in Delhi, and plans to serve its evergreen hits as well as customised healthy foods.
A graphic featuring Jawaharlal Nehru, Narendra Modi, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Modi, Nehru or Vajpayee: Which Prime Minister has written the most books?

Indian PMs have explored a wide range topics in their written work – from Nehru’s letters & books in prison to Modi’s guide for exam stress-addled students.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Tweet Tracker: Congratulations pour in for the Prime Minister on the victories in the northeast

This tracker will keep track of the biggest tweets from the biggest BJP leaders on their favourite subject: Narendra Modi.

Sushi with Sonia, Litti with Lalu: Where and what politicians are eating in New Delhi

Politicians in Delhi are no longer choosing only 5-star hotels for dining out, stand-alone niche restaurants are now the place to go politician spotting.
An image showing Amit Shah in 2014 and in 2018.

The secret behind Amit Shah’s 20-kg weight loss

Sources say the fitter, leaner BJP chief has been advising his party colleagues to follow his strict regimen, but not many have been able to keep up.
Amruta Fadnavis performs Yoga

Amruta Fadnavis: The ‘first lady’ of Maharashtra isn’t your typical, silent politician’s wife

Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, has drawn both flak and admiration in the last three years, but that has not stopped her from asserting her choices.

On Camera

imran khan

With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.