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Chetan Bhagat likes the three-language formula, Swara Bhasker says Article 15 ‘gives her hope’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
A poster of the movie Article 15

Anger was the reason I made Article 15, plot was just a tool, writes Anubhav Sinha

I did not expect this kind of popular reaction from Article 15. Ayushmann Khurrana always believed it would.
A film still from Article 15 | YouTube

Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15 wants you to believe caste system came from outer space

No matter how many Ambedkar statues it shows, Article 15 doesn’t call out the continued Brahmin hegemony in power circles.
A still from Article 15. | YouTube

Article 15 takes off on Badaun, Una cases, stirs debate on depiction of trauma in Bollywood

ThePrint speaks to filmmakers, victims' families and psychologists to understand why films on real-life traumas are made and their possible impact.
A film still from Article 15 | YouTube

Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15 will make ‘upper’ castes uneasy – as it should

Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15 has all the ingredients of a good film, but stops short of being great.
Ayushmann Khurrana in Article 15 | YouTube screengrab

6 things an anti-caste woke must be mindful of in Ayushmann Khurrana’s new film Article 15

The movie ignores the fact that caste has changed its location and now resides in top universities and power corridors of the country.
Supreme Court of India

Disappointed with govt for leaving Section 377 decision to ‘court’s wisdom’ : Justice Chandrachud

The SC Judge, who was part of bench that decided to decriminalise gay sex, questioned the government for not taking a call on sensitive issues such as the recent challenge to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.
Expanding Article 15 to end discrimination against disabled people

Expanding Article 15 to include discrimination against disabled people

From GST to buses, trains and flights, policies ignoring the disabled community constitute active discrimination.

On Camera

Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.