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How Modi-Shah’s BJP is co-opting regional cultural icons in poll-bound states

In episode 692 of ThePrint's Cut The Clutter, Shekhar Gupta explains BJP’s strategy of reaching out to cultural icons of communities ahead of polls.
Representational image of troops along the Line of Control in J&K's Poonch | ANI

What next after India & Pakistan announce surprise deal to stop fighting at LoC

In episode 691 of ThePrint's 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta explains what led to the two sides making this move and why it is significant.
Congress candidates celebrate in Bathinda after the winning majority in Punjab Municipal Election on 17th February 2021 | Twitter/@SevadalPB

What Punjab civic poll results mean for Congress and others & crony capitalism, Chinese style

Shekhar Gupta explains key takeaways from Punjab civic polls where Congress made clean sweep & BJP emerged 'biggest loser'. And more on why Xi stopped Jack Ma's Ant Group's IPO.
Mo Dhaliwal (centre) | Poetic Justice Foundation | Facebook

Who is ‘Mo’ Dhaliwal, Sikhs for Justice & others accused in ‘toolkit’ controversy

In episode 684 of ThePrint's 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta expands on the 'tool kit' issue and the people and organisations accused of being involved in it.
NDRF personnel during a rescue operation near Tapovan hydro project tunnel, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand

How Chamoli flood brings back focus on nuclear device IB-CIA operation lost at Nanda Devi

In episode 683 of 'Cut the Clutter', Shekhar Gupta narrates a story from the messy world of spying in the Himalayas, one which entails espionage during the Cold War.
Indian Army tanks at the parade | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

How does PLA see India’s strategic ambitions? Chinese military document holds clues

In episode 682 of 'Cut The Clutter', ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta analyses a Chinese military document to explain how Beijing perceives evolution of India's strategic thought.
Indian and Chinese armoured columns pulling back from Rechin La on the southern side of Pangong Tso Wednesday | Credit: Army

India-China disengagement, Rajnath Singh’s statement & differences of opinion

In episode 681 of 'Cut the Clutter', ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta explains major turning points in India-China's disengagement phase, and current attitudes of both nations.

First person accounts of sexual violence at China’s Uyghur camps emerge, point to genocide

As first person accounts of alleged atrocities & sexual violence in China’s Uyghur camps emerge, a British lawyers' team makes a case of genocide against Xi Jinping. Shekhar Gupta examines the facts in episode 680 of Cut the Clutter.
PM Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden | Wikipedia

Biden-Modi phone call, WHO’s probe into Covid origins & Modi-Azad’s ‘rare’ emotional moment

In episode 679 of Cut the Clutter, Shekhar Gupta discusses the Biden-Modi phone call, WHO's probe into the origin of Covid-19, and PM Modi's farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad.

How PM Modi made his case for farm laws during Rajya Sabha speech

In Episode 678 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains how PM Modi made his case for farm laws, invoking former PMs & citing 'professional agitators & parasites'.

On Camera

US President Joe Biden speaks at the State Department in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 4 February, 2021. | Photographer: Jim Lo Scalzo | EPA/Bloomberg

Sanctions on India over Russian S-400 will damage Biden’s goal in Indo-Pacific

A comparison of trajectories of India-Russia and India-US defence ties illustrates how India stands apart from Turkey on the applicability of CAATSA sanctions.

Here’s what LinkedIn is telling us about the hottest jobs of 2021

If you’re in the market for a new role, and you have the right skills for a position in e-commerce, healthcare, or digital content, you’re in luck.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

India, Pakistan agree to observe ceasefire along LoC, pull back specialised offensive units

India and Pakistan aim for peace along LoC, with New Delhi being ‘cautiously optimistic’. There will, however, not be any let-up in anti-infiltration and anti-terror operations.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.