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File photo | Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then BJP President Amit Shah at the party headquarters, New Delhi, 2018 | PTI

Hindutva pill for post-Covid India: Why Modi-Shah will return to what they know best

When all else fails — economy to health to welfare — what is a bigger cushion for the BJP than its brazen Hindutva face?

The Rasna girl who stole hearts one ’80s ad at a time

In the 1980s, juice concentrate brand Rasna's ads starred Ankita Jhaveri and a simple, effective tag line — 'I love you, Rasna'.
A vendor hands Indian rupee banknotes to a customer at a stall in Chauta Bazaar in Surat, Gujarat

The Covid pandemic isn’t the only curve India needs to flatten

The thriving consumer credit culture that was driving India in the absence of corporate investment before Covid-19 is on its last legs.
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Yogendra Yadav gets my Communism grudge right. But prescribes snake oil for India: Shekhar Gupta

My argument is not with Communism. It is with the political economy that the eminent signatories of Mission Jai Hind believe in.
Shekhar Gupta

Shekhar Gupta ko gussa kyun aata hai? He is a victim of Communism and Cold War anxieties

On our Seven-Point Action Plan for India in this hour of lockdown crisis, Shekhar Gupta needs to cut the ideological clutter and focus on the real questions.
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Coronavirus lockdown put ‘animal spirits’ of Indian economy to sleep in April

A cross-section of high-frequency indicators compiled signalled contraction in economic activity as the lockdown to contain the coronavirus took its toll.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Nirmala Sitharaman’s anger isn’t helping Modi govt’s image in lockdown

If Nirmala Sitharaman’s anger is the only thing India is taking away from her press briefings, she should take a few lessons from Arun Jaitley and Sonia Gandhi.
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Biggest-ever deal — It’s now up to discount-hunter Indians to bring V-shaped economic recovery

From Amazon to Nykaa, most e-commerce sites are offering heavy discounts this lockdown. And Indians are patiently scrolling and wishlisting.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Gen Qamar Bajwa | @peaceforchange | Twitter

If Pakistan wants cure to Covid economy, it can’t define itself as national security state

Pakistan’s response to Covid-19 shows it prioritises its strategic relationship with China over its own people or economy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers and officials interact with chief ministers via video conference Monday | Photo: ANI

Narendra Modi govt has failed India in its hour of need — both economy and people

As India goes for a free fall due to Covid and lockdown, insensitive would be too mild a word to characterise Modi government’s shameful handling of the crisis.

On Camera

You know who’s really going local? Not RWA uncles, but Indian millennials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Atmanirbhar Bharat plan three months ago, but India’s millennials have been vocal for local for some time now.
Mukesh Ambani at ThePrint Off the Cuff

Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.