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Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a still from Thackeray | @Nawazuddin_S/Twitter

Thackeray the film is as confused as Shiv Sena today

Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Thackeray is a propaganda film trying to rationalise the Shiv Sena leader's ideology.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint/

To keep Thackeray alive, Shiv Sena must go beyond Balasaheb’s legacy

Balasaheb Thackeray’s ability to win friends and influence adversaries made him a national figure, feared and revered at the same time.
Shekhar Gupta and Balasaheb Thackeray

I asked Balasaheb Thackeray, “Are you a mafioso?” — and lived to tell the tale

Bal Thackeray was India’s only purely parochial leader. He was also his own brand manager and a man deeply in love with himself.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.