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Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

S Jaishankar’s remark on India’s friends: Sign of new confidence or misplaced arrogance?

External affairs minister S. Jaishankar has said India is "maybe getting to know" who its "friends really are" over criticisms on CAA, Kashmir and Delhi riots.
Stock limits imposed on onions under the Essential Commodities Act led to skyrocketing prices late last year | File photo: PTI

Modi govt ignores Turkey’s Kashmir criticism — because India needs its onions

Concerned by the shooting retail prices of onion, which is presently hovering between Rs 60 and Rs 100 per kg, the Modi govt is set to import 11,000 MT of onion from Turkey.
File photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, | Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Et tu Istanbul, then fall Erdogan: Why local election results spell hope for Turkey

As Turkey recounts the votes, President Erdogan and his Islamist party have been delivered a significant blow by citizens.
Protesters hold photographs of journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the White House in Washington, D.C.| Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Jamal Khashoggi’s murder an opportunity for Turkey to be Sunni powerhouse of Middle East

Not since the days following 9/11 has the Saudi image taken such a severe beating.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan | Sean Gallup/Getty Images

In Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, Turkish President Erdogan has all the plot twists

Erdogan has retained the most powerful leverage of all in the Khashoggi mystery, if it exists: the actual video.
teachers in India

Teachers’ Day: Professors who teach to question are the first ones to go

As Narendra Modi felicitates teachers, we must pay attention to their fight for basic rights and respect.

On Camera

Animals have come home. Covid-19 lockdown gives control back into nature’s hands

With people in India and elsewhere locked down in homes due to the coronavirus, the peaceful reclamation of public spaces by animals is teaching us important lessons.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.