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Choked, Anurag Kashyap’s Netflix film on demonetisation, is crisp and thought-provoking

With Choked, Anurag Kashyap brings together stellar writing, a talented cast & his signature dark style to talk about our relationship with money.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi | File photo | Kamal Kishore | PTI

What PM Modi may want to learn from Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru put aside political differences for the larger national goal to have three adversaries in his first cabinet. Does Modi have it in him to send out a similar message?
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi isn’t afraid to seek advice. If only Modi did that, Indians won’t be suffering

Tehseen Poonawalla, a Congress supporter, says it's strange that journalist T.N. Ninan saw Rahul Gandhi's act of consulting Raghuram Rajan for wisdom as a sign of weakness.

With the anti-poor lockdown, BJP is back to its upper caste, middle class, urban roots

Demonetisation’s political gain was to rebrand the BJP as a pro-poor party. The poorly implemented coronavirus lockdown is undoing that image.
File photo| PM Modi interacts with journalists and stakeholders from the print media on tackling COVID-2019, in New Delhi, March 24 | PTI

After demonetisation and GST, slow response on corona is latest disaster of centralisation

Modi govt is perceived as ‘strong’ because of its centralised functioning, but its slow response on Covid-19 exposes the risks that come with such style of governance.
Passengers use smartphones at Mumbai Central railway station | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi’s demonetisation will be of use during the coronavirus lockdown

Modi govt's overnight, ill-conceived, egotistic decision that left lakhs of people jobless and paralysed India’s informal economy 3 yrs ago may just give some returns.
File photo | PM Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi’s Covid-19 lockdown speech shows he doesn’t learn from past mistakes, or doesn’t care to

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second speech on coronavirus reveals that he is like Nehru. He can win elections, and nothing else.
A queue of people stand outside a bank to exchange old notes in 2016 after the government announced the demonetisation scheme.

Deposits after demonetisation rose by Rs 6 trillion and yet bank credit fell, study shows

Canada-based economics professor's study finds that on the cost side, there is strong evidence that demonetisation reduced employment, especially in informal sector.
Notes of Rs 1,000 were banned after demonetisation | Photo: Flickr | Gopal Vijayaraghavan

Gold demand after Uri, cash advance — how jewellers explained deposits after demonetisation

Income Tax dept has found several cases in which cash deposits made by jewellers immediately after demonetisation were not commensurate with their income.
PM Narendra Modi with Bollywood stars

Lights, camera and action: How Modi govt relies on drama to survive just like Bollywood films

Deepika Padukone did not just appear at JNU. The Modi government has been hard at work for six years to bring it to pass.

On Camera

Uyghur Muslim women in the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

TV anchors outrage over Uyghurs in China, but stay quiet about Indian Muslims

After cheering the ban on Chinese apps, the latest coping mechanism of Indian TV news seems to be focusing on the plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China.
Pedestrians pass in front of the Nasdaq MarketSite in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US (representational image) | Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The next 3 months will reveal how badly global economy has been hit by coronavirus

Next 3 months stand to reveal the underlying economic pain more vividly than past 3 months as massive fiscal assistance from govts is soon going to fade.

Defence

A road bridge built by India between Durbuk and Daulat Beg Oldi in eastern Ladakh (representational image) | Photo: ANI

India, China to hold Corps Commander-level talks on 14 July at Chushul

The talks will focus mainly on the second phase of disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), said the Indian Army officials.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.