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In the age of Putin’s Russia, George Orwell’s 1984 is stiflingly relatable today

Just like Russia today, Winston Smith’s world is both lawless and full of rules, incomprehensible from a human point of view but perfectly logical as a system, indiscriminately cruel and privately lyrical or even heroic.
Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib during anti-Sikh riots, 1984 | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

How Tihar jailers protected Sikh inmates after Indira Gandhi’s assassination

Sunil Gupta began working in Tihar Jail in 1981. In a new book, he tells all about being a jailer in Asia's largest prison.
George Orwell 1984

Trump’s 2019 and George Orwell’s ‘1984’ have too much in common

In '1984', Orwell describes 'Two Minutes Hate' — a political tactic of focusing on enemies, outsiders and foreigners. Or what Trump's world looks like.
File image of George Orwell | Facebook

George Orwell, Bihar-born novelist who predicted the digital pitfalls of our times

On his 69th death anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the man who was deeply committed to the sorrows of his times, and beyond.
Nirpreet Kaur, whose father was killed in 1984, at Delhi High Court | PTI

After Sajjan Kumar conviction, everyone has become an expert on Sikh trauma

Any half-baked attempt at telling Sikhs that we have been ‘gifted’ justice is just another insulting consolation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

If Rahul Gandhi can be cornered for 1984, why not Narendra Modi for 2002?

India’s well-meaning media wants Rahul Gandhi to improve, but don’t want Narendra Modi to even learn.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi | PTI

It is time Rahul Gandhi and Congress stop being afraid of the 1984 question

Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi have both done a flip-flop on the anti-Sikh riots.

Congress was involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots – I saw & reported it

The anti-Sikh riots were 3 days of furlough given to criminals by police, government, and yes, Congress – Rahul Gandhi’s denial notwithstanding.
A file photo of Ram Madhav

NDA govt will render justice to victims of anti-Sikh riots: Ram Madhav

Justice Dhingra Commission is actively looking into 186 serious cases of crime against the Sikh community in 1984,a number of FIRs have been filed again, says Madhav.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh addresses media

Student body elections in Punjab soon, after govt lifts ban imposed in 1984

Currently, student bodies are run by those chosen by the university/college management and staff. Local gangsters sometimes have an influence too.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?