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Polish ambassador to India, Adam Bukowski

The Polish ambassador to India is fluent in Hindi & Urdu, loves biryani and Bollywood

Adam Burakowski’s residence on Tilak Marg once belonged to B.R. Ambedkar, independent India’s first law minister.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) building, New Delhi

India thinks it can produce IFS officers by testing them on wildlife more than geopolitics

The foreign services is the biggest casualty of the generalist nature of the UPSC exam.
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Off The Cuff with Husain Haqqani

This edition of ‘Off The Cuff’ saw ‘Former Pakistan Diplomat, Husain Haqqani’ in conversation with ThePrint Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Shekhar Gupta. India and Pakistan must first become friends before they can try and solve their prickly disputes, Haqqani said in conversation with Shekhar Gupta. Haqqani also appreciated India’s foreign relations under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his efforts can bring about a vision for the stewardship of the region without China being the only dominant power. The event was held in Mumbai on 19 January 2018. Off The Cuff with Husain Haqqani From left: Former Pakistan Diplomat, Husain Haqqani; Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, ThePrint  Off The Cuff with Husain Haqqani From left: Husain Haqqani; Shekhar Gupta; Yatin Shah,co-founder & executive director, IIFL Wealth Management Off The Cuff with Husain Haqqani Kailash Surendranath,Indian filmmaker (left) Off The Cuff with Husain Haqqani From left: Rupa Subramanya, economist; Sonia Sethi, member secretary, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran; Shekhar Gupta Off The Cuff with Husain Haqqani Second from left: Ayaz Memon, sports...

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.