Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: 2020

Covid has exposed our comorbidities. Divide between Bharat and India now stark

In ‘Securing India’s Rise’, edited by Lt Gen Kamal Davar (retd), Mohan Guruswamy writes that 2010-20 is the lost decade, and recovering from it will take time.

What will India be like in 2030? New book tries to understand how this decade will pan out

Published by Rupa Publications, the book 'Decisive Decade' by Kiran Karnik will be launched on 2 June on ThePrint's ‘SoftCover’.

Hugs, office, fearless cough — Why our 2021 resolution card is more a wishlist

Happy 'new normal' year 2021? No, I want my old normal life back.

Anchors almost killed TV news in 2020. What Indian media must do in 2021

From the frenzy around Sushant Singh Rajput’s death to dwelling on ‘anti-nationals’ & ‘corona jihad’, news appeared more like entertainment in 2020.

Lack of access to contraceptives in 2020 is a pushback for India’s population plans

Women are at the frontline of India’s pandemic response, yet they suffered the most when it came to healthcare in 2020.

Fight for rights, reinvent yourself and other lessons from a crises-filled year

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

2020 was a year of sickness and death, but it also taught lessons of hope and survival

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Not Modi’s rise, not Rahul’s fall. Arvind Kejriwal is this decade’s biggest political story

With zero political base, no prior experience with elections & no affiliation to any established outfit, Arvind Kejriwal's performance has been a breakout.

Yashraj Mukhate to Butter Khatri — these 5 pandemic discoveries helped us survive 2020

Despite Covid-19 and the difficulties of the year, some stars won our hearts over with their humour, art, resilience, and empathy.

Work to biting nails to Netflix – What we learned and unlearned in 2020

Maybe we’ll still cough in public, not share spoons, or work from home sometimes. But we won't take our lipsticks, luxury and loneliness for granted.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.