Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicGeorge Orwell

Topic: George Orwell

How Julia saw and felt: A feminist retelling of George Orwell’s 1984

Sandra Newman's ‘Julia’ reimagines Orwell’s dystopia from the perspective of Winston Smith’s lover. She understands Oceania “far better than Winston”, says publisher Granta.

In the age of Putin’s Russia, George Orwell’s 1984 is stiflingly relatable today

Just like Russia today, Winston Smith’s world is both lawless and full of rules, incomprehensible from a human point of view but perfectly logical as a system, indiscriminately cruel and privately lyrical or even heroic.

Trump’s 2019 and George Orwell’s ‘1984’ have too much in common

In '1984', Orwell describes 'Two Minutes Hate' — a political tactic of focusing on enemies, outsiders and foreigners. Or what Trump's world looks like.

George Orwell, Bihar-born novelist who predicted the digital pitfalls of our times

On his 69th death anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the man who was deeply committed to the sorrows of his times, and beyond.

On Camera

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File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.