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Crocodile-lover, fakir, now a man of wild for Bear Grylls – Modi and the power of makeovers

As natural as he may have wanted to be around nature, the Modi that came across is the Modi that he mostly is - minutely orchestrated and carefully planned.
PM Narendra Modi addresses a public rally in Churu, Rajasthan | PTI

Foreign investors don’t know if ‘Watchman Modi’ will be good for them

India needs more dynamic reforms, not less. Foreign investors should pray that if Modi wins, he should pick up from where he started in 2014, not where he left off in 2019.
PM Narendra Modi during an election rally in Coimbatore | PTI

‘Pakistan, terrorism, chowkidar’ — Modi’s favourite words in speeches after Pulwama attack

ThePrint’s word analysis of Narendra Modi’s public speeches before and after the Pulwama terror strike reveals a significant shift in his poll campaign.

With Wayanad seat, Rahul says Congress’ message is of unity

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who filed his nomination for Wayanad Lok Sabha seat on Thursday, said he chose a seat each in the north (Amethi) and south to assert 'India is one'.
West Bengal CM Mamata Benerjee during poll campaign in Visakhapatnam | PTI

If Modi returns, 2019 will be the last general election of India, says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee claimed PM Narendra Modi will "throw away the Constitution" and make India a totalitarian regime if he was voted back to power.

Karnataka raids a brazen display of power, undermine democracy

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Samjhauta acquittal blunts India’s censure of Pakistani inaction on terror

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File photo of Narendra Modi at a rally in Churu, Rajasthan | PTI

I wear abuses as jewels, says PM Modi in chat with 25 lakh chowkidars

The interaction with the security guards across the country via an audio bridge lasted for 23 minutes, one of the PM’s shortest public addresses.

Like Rahul Gandhi, British in India viewed chowkidars as ‘chors’ too

The British brought chowkidars, formerly under the control of zamindars (rich landlords), into the administrative fold in 1813 in Bengal.
India's policy on nuclear deterrence has killed Pakistan's fantasy of pre-emptive nuke strikes. But Narendra Modi has erred in changing a successful script, and trivialising it in the elections campaign | PTI / File photo

PM Narendra Modi to address 25 lakh ‘chowkidars’ via radio today

The pre-Holi address by PM Narendra Modi is meant to highlight the work done by 'chowkidars', or watchmen, 'who work round-the-clock without leave'.

On Camera

File photo | Natasha Narwal with her father Mahavir Narwal | By special arrangement

Tale of 2 Indian fathers — one who stands by his daughter in jail, another who disowned his

Natasha Narwal was arrested for ‘conspiring’ Delhi violence and Amulya Leona for saying ‘Hindustan Zindabad, Pakistan Zindabad’. But how their dads reacted tells a lot about India today.
Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

All about Odisha’s new credit scheme for 7 lakh landless farmers, a ‘first’ in India

Under the ‘Balaram’ scheme, the Odisha government will provide credit worth Rs 1,040 crore to 7 lakh landless farmers in the next two years.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.