Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Freedom

Not just under Taliban, data shows Sharia law hardly ever lets freedom flourish

ThePrint uses studies by reputed international researchers to see whether Sharia and personal freedoms are as mutually exclusive as critics make them out to be.

Why India has slipped to ‘partly free’ category on freedom index & how countries are scored

In episode 696 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta analyses Freedom House's report card on democracy, political rights and civil liberties in India.

India is now only ‘partly free’ — Freedom in the World report downgrades status

‘Discrimination’ against Muslims, wide use of sedition law, Supreme Court rulings ‘favourable to BJP’ were cited by the report as some of the factors for the downgrade.

India to Hungary, Covid-19 will make frightened people trade freedom for life

Democracies are in danger during the Covid-19 crisis as leaders like Victor Orban and Ilham Aliyev are going to execute power grabs.

Freedom of thought is under attack. Here’s how to save your mind

To lose freedom of thought would be to lose something uniquely human.

Caste no bar, class no bar, art no bar: Justice Chandrachud on why freedom and art are soulmates

Justice D.Y. Chandrachud at a recent event spoke about Dalit Panthers, Toni Morrison, Banksy and how art has provided liberation to the oppressed.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.