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Off The Cuff with Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama, political scientist, author, and Senior Fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute, was the guest at ThePrint's Off the Cuff. Fukuyama talked about how China is using the pandemic as an opportunity to push boundaries in its neighbourhood. He mentioned how the social policies adopted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi were taking India down the wrong path, and social harmony is necessary for any country that wants a strong foreign policy. He also talked about what US’s foreign policy could look like under former Vice President Joe Biden as opposed to President Donald Trump.  

Untold story of Charles Dickens’ final hours: What you didn’t know about his death and burial

New evidence from libraries, archives and cathedral vaults prove that claims about Dickens' Westminster burial being the will of the people are false.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee

In era of Chetan Bhagat, Netflix & Twitter celebrity, the undiscovered author has lost

Small publishers find themselves in a tight corner — GST has hit where it hurts with increased production costs, Amazon is squeezing the average bookstore out of business and celebrity sells.
Indira Goswami

Mamoni Raisom Goswami — the voice of the oppressed who fought for peace in Assam

Indira Goswami, known by her pen name Mamoni Raisom Goswami, battled severe depression to write about the lives of people subjugated by social structures.
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Off The Cuff with Amish Tripathi

This edition of 'Off The Cuff' saw Indian Author, Amish Tripathi in conversation with ThePrint Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Mahrukh Inayet, Contributing Editor at ThePrint. We saw him speaking about India's culture, pluralism, ancient texts and the knowledge to be derived from them. The event was held in Delhi on 23 August 2017. Off The Cuff with Amish Tripathi From Left: Amish Tripathi, author, Mahrukh Inayet, Contributing Editor at ThePrint, and Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief of ThePrint Off The Cuff with Amish Tripathi From Left: Amish Tripathi, author, Ayaz Memon, sports writer, Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief ThePrint, R. Jagannathan, Editorial Director of Swarajya, Ajit Andhare, CEO Viacom 18, Mahrukh Inayet, Contributing Editor ThePrint Off The Cuff with Amish Tripathi Amish Tripathi, author Off The Cuff with Amish Tripathi From Left: Kabir Bedi, actor and Ayaz Memon, sports writer Off The Cuff with Amish Tripathi Gitikka Ganju Dhar, anchor Off The Cuff with Amish Tripathi A full house at OTC    

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Representational image. Shoppers maintain social distance while standing in a queue at Lake Mall, Kolkata after it reopened Monday. | PTI

Handshake is dead — Covid-19 is killing good manners, but here’s what can be done about it

Some pandemic-induced changes in our social conduct will last. Diffidence will rise and we will no longer be judged unfriendly for refusing to strike up conversations with strangers.
A van selling Mi4 phones

Xiaomi to sell Mi phones through mobile vans to expand reach in rural India

The top-selling smartphone brand in the country is starting a travelling store, which will cover a specific route and stop in places, including weekly haats, or street fairs.

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Caracal’s CAR 816 | Wikimedia Commons

UAE govt reaches out to India over carbine deal, firm offers to manufacture rifles locally

UAE govt is likely to push more at the higher level for the deal, which the Defence Ministry had in-principle decided to scrap as it wants to divert it to ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?