Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
Topic2020

Topic: 2020

2020 is the worst year since Independence, but not only because of Covid

As the country enters the third decade of the century, one thing is clear: Its institutions and instincts, resources and reserves will face tough stress tests.

The 10 best books we read this year

Books are what got us through this pandemic. Here’s our pick of the top 10 non-fiction titles in English this year.

The 2020 Hall of Fame: The people who shone in a difficult year

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Maybe 2020 wasn’t quite as horrible as it seemed

The year saw more scientific & technological progress than in recent memory, which will last long after the Covid threat is gone.

Finding joy in 2020? It’s not such an absurd idea, really

I want to be clear: Joy is not the same as happiness.

Dear Binod, thank you for saving 2020 from being a total washout

It all began when the YouTube channel Slayy Point explored the internet’s garbage dump, ie YouTube’s comments section, and chanced upon a diamond in the trash.

Just 48 hours into 2020, and PM Modi has already obsessed over Pakistan twice

First day of 2020, Modi called on all neighbourhood countries except Pakistan. Then he told Karnataka about how Hindus and Dalits are being persecuted there.

AAP’s looming threat, Modi and Shah’s T20 game in 2019 & a humorous goodbye to MiG-27

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Bidding adieu to 2019, anti-CAA protesters welcome 2020 & Jagdeep Dhankhar’s Twitter gaffe

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Amitabh’s poetry, SRK’s cryptic post, Sachin’s special video — how celebrities welcomed 2020

Celebrities take to Twitter and Instagram to share New Year's wishes, express gratitude and also shed light on their future plans.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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