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At the two-thirds mark

The Modi government gains in political strength and popular support even as the economy swings downward. Can the two continue to move in opposite directions?

Beyond Doklam: India needs to overhaul its trade-friendly grand strategy on China

Doklam is merely a symptom of a revanchist China that no longer sees the need to play by the book. India needs to change its strategy as well.

Exclusive: Unemployment is low as people have to work to earn, says India’s chief statistician

Amid talk of jobless growth and the urgent need for India to create employment for its millions of young men and women, the Chief Statistician of India, T.C.A. Ananth, says there is not much evidence to show that the unemployment scenario may have worsened in the last three or four years. Anubhuti Vishnoi

Indians don’t need to worry about artificial intelligence just yet: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

In an exclusive interview, Rajiv Pratap Rudy tells ThePrint about the challenges facing India's job markets. Kumar Anshuman
Ashwani Mahajan

If someone raises questions, give answers, not resignations: SJM’s Mahajan on Panagariya

Ashwani Mahajan, National Co-Convenor of SJM, says dissent must be given its due in a democracy. Anubhuti Vishnoi

Who really deserves credit for India’s economic growth?

Did the 1991 reforms constitute a revolutionary change in economic policymaking or were they simply a milestone? Adam B. Lerner

A week after GST: Confusion galore but people willing to wait and watch

Even as small traders in India’s vast unorganized sector express their confusion about the new tax regime, their faith in its long-term benefits has not lessened. AADYA SINHA, TALHA ASHRAF & DIVYA NARAYANAN

On Camera

What about Dalit priest at Ayodhya Ram Mandir? Even Communist intellectuals won’t demand it

It is being said that the Ram Mandir will be more significant than the Vatican of Rome and the Mecca of Saudi Arabia. But will it change the status of Dalits and Shudras?

These are the things Indians have been spending their money on during the pandemic

Immunity boosters, comfort foods and digital services are some of the items Indian consumers have been buying in the lockdown months.

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.