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Madrasa students

Assam to shut aided madrasas, Sanskrit schools: What Constitution says on minority institutes

The Assam government has decided to shut down all government madrasas and Sanskrit tols to reinvent themselves as high and higher secondary schools.
A village school in Kerala | Commons

Gurcharan Das wants Indian schools to be ‘free’, Salil Tripathi on a Kafkaesque India

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Gurcharan Das, Salil Tripathi, Kanwal Sibal & many more.
Protesters outside Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hate is hot in India. Colder ideas like constitutional patriotism must work harder to win

Constitutional patriotism is a modern concept anchored in the idea of the nation-state. The problem is that it depends upon imaginings as fuzzy as nationalism itself.
Sharjeel Imam. | Photo: Twitter/@Goutham09828240

Not Kunal Kamra, the real test for Indian liberals is Sharjeel Imam

Kunal Kamra got enormous support over travelling ban by some airlines. Sharjeel Imam has been charged with sedition and is being treated like a terrorist.
File photo of Raghuram Rajan

Madhav Khosla on Constitution’s caste ‘conundrum’, Raghuram Rajan’s tug of war in trade

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Congress sent a copy of the Indian Constitution to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Congress sends PM a copy of Constitution, says ‘read when you get free from dividing nation’

Congress tweeted the message along with a picture of an Amazon receipt which stated that the copy of the Constitution was being dispatched to the Central Secretariat.
Jawaharlal Nehru with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Sardar Patel’s one comment proved all was not well between Nehru and Constitution in 1950

Astute politician that he was, Sardar Patel clearly had insights into Nehru’s thinking, which informed the advice he gave the PM on sticking to the Constitution.
File photo of the Constitution of India | Commons

Mattoo on Pandits’ Kashmir problem, R Ramachandran praises Constitution, 3 faults in GST

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
File photo of the Constitution of India | Commons

Saving the Constitution is a battle cry & Madhav Khosla’s book lays bare the founding moment

Madhav Khosla’s 'India’s Founding Moment' sees the Constitution as the tool that built a civic culture in Independent India.
Constitution during a road show in Varanasi

Ambedkar said protests were unconstitutional. But what about protests to restore Constitution?

The anti-CAA/NRC protests in India are public agitations that demand adherence to the Constitution, not a departure from it.

On Camera

The pamphlet of Historical Gastronomica | Facebook

Harappan meat row not the first. Museums and gods have always collided

Historical facts take a backseat when you have gods on display. And it’s not just the babus in National Museum, museums struggle with religious artefacts world over.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Will the spectacle of Trump visit without a trade deal boost India-US ties?

Five days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, he has said that “the big (trade) deal” is being saved for “later”.

Defence

PM Modi with US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump visit set to further consolidate US-India collaboration in Indo-Pacific

During Donald Trump’s visit next week, both the US and India could issue a joint declaration to lay down roadmap for larger cooperation in Indo-Pacific region.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.