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None of the intellectuals on ThePrint’s list work in Indian languages

ThePrint’s intellectual list presents a homogeneous group of English-speaking people who look similar to each other.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at Jagatpita Brahma Temple, in Pushkar | PTI

Decoding Rahul Gandhi’s eagerness to be accepted as a Brahmin

Brahmin means entitlement, and Rahul Gandhi wants to embrace it.
Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey in New Delhi | Vijay Verma/PTI

Jack Dorsey wants to ‘smash Brahminical patriarchy’, triggers Twitter outrage

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared in a photograph with women journalists holding this placard, irking Right-wing ideologues who called it ‘hate speech’.

From marriage to urination, here’s the Sanatan Sanstha complete guide to being a good Hindu

No birthday cakes, no registered marriage, no jeans.

Why democracy fails to reduce inequality: blame the Brahmin Left

In a new paper, Thomas Piketty says that a political realignment would move away from traditional notions of “left” and “right,” and pit “globalists” (high-income, high-education) against “nativists” (low-income, low-education)
Jignesh Mevani addresses the 'Youth Hunkar'

The relationship between the rise of Hindutva and Dalit assertion

The power of a leader like Jignesh Mevani today, amid the emboldened sway of Hindutva forces across the country, is not a mere coincidence.

Bhima-Koregaon has made the RSS’s social engineering boomerang

A combined resentment was waiting to explode, and the flashpoint was the anniversary celebration, which brought out all caste contradictions.
BJP president Amit Shah with Himachal CM candidate of the party PK Dhumal

‘Delay in naming Himachal CM face to ensure free and fair selection of candidates’

BJP insiders say party chief Amit Shah wanted to finalise the tickets on the basis of winnability and early announcement could have affected this process

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Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.


An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

The Mandal-Mandir era is over, make way for Modi

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.