Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: 1984

How Punjabi journalists became ‘willing tool’ for extremists and police after Blue Star

In 'Turmoil in Punjab', Ramesh Inder Singh gives an eyewitness account of Operation Blue Star and how the strife in the state led to terrorism in the media.

How Julia saw and felt: A feminist retelling of George Orwell’s 1984

Sandra Newman's ‘Julia’ reimagines Orwell’s dystopia from the perspective of Winston Smith’s lover. She understands Oceania “far better than Winston”, says publisher Granta.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.