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File photo of people outside a NRC Seva Kendra in Guwahati | PTI

73 yrs ago, Sylhet Referendum left a Hindu community homeless between Assam and Bangladesh

The Sylhet Referendum of 1947 led to the Partition of the state of Assam, but it left Sylheti Hindus in strife for decades.
File photo of a Pakistan Air Force fighter jet (representational image) | Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Youth becomes first Hindu to join Pakistan Air Force

Rahul Dev, who is from Sindh, has been recruited as a General Duty Pilot Officer, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said in a tweet.
File photo | Ranbir Kapoor leaves after attending the funeral of actor Rishi Kapoor, at the Chandanwadi Cremation Center in Mumbai, 30 April 30, 2020 | PTI

There’s something common in reactions to Ranbir Kapoor’s jeans, Brexit and Khan Market gang

Ranbir Kapoor recently received flak for wearing ripped jeans to his father Rishi Kapoor’s cremation. The criticism was also a window into the many Indias.
Muslim neighbours carry Rajendra Bagari's body to the cremation ground in Jaipur. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

‘It was the least we could do’: When Muslims shouldered a Hindu neighbour’s bier in Jaipur

Rajendra Bagari’s relatives couldn’t come to carry his bier in Jaipur due to the lockdown. So his Muslim neighbours stepped in.
People try to salvage what they can from the destroyed property in Shiv Vihar | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Anger towards ‘other side’ echoes in Hindu-dominated areas of riot-hit Northeast Delhi

Mobs allegedly torched shops, used a school roof to hurl stones and petrol bombs. Gunshot survivor says relationships have been ‘forever damaged’.
A cow shelter in Madhya Pradesh | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Thank the printing press for making the cow into a Hindu gaumata

The growth of printing industry by 19th century allowed Hindu selfhood to get intimately tied to cow protection, writes Aparna Vaidik in 'My Son's Inheritance'. 
Home Minister Amit Shah | File photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Citizenship Bill has only one aim: protect non-Muslims, harass Muslims

The next time Modi government conducts the NRC – in Assam and across India – it wants to make sure non-Muslims are protected and more Muslims are excluded.
Paramilitary soldiers check identity cards of voters before they enter a polling station during the 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Howrah district, West Bengal, on May 6, 2019 | Swapan Mahapatra | PTI Photo

Long queues, old papers, WhatsApp NRC scares: Hindus & Muslims in Bengal brace for the worst

As BJP faces the heat because of rising fears in Bengal over the NRC, detention centres are being planned and many are taking their lives. 
Kamlesh Tiwari was murdered at his house in Lucknow Friday | Facebook

Day after murder of Kamlesh Tiwari, who wanted to build Godse temples, 3 held in Gujarat

2 murderers identified but are still at large. UP Police says arrested accused Maulana Sheikh Salim, Faizan, & Rashid Pathan were the masterminds.
Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

No matter what SC decides on Ayodhya, the assertive Hindu is here to stay

Hindus want a strong government to correct the wrongs done to the community in the name of secularism.

On Camera

File photo | Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella | Marlene Awaad / Bloomberg

Why TikTok could be the deal of the decade for Microsoft and Satya Nadella

If and when a deal is finalised, the amount will tell us the true value of TikTok's operations, which has over 100 million US users, and more importantly, that of Satya Nadella.
Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh | File photo: ANI

India faces military, health & economic threats, govt must restore faith, says Manmohan

In a column for The Hindu, former PM Manmohan Singh advocates significant cash transfers to the poor, better access to capital for firms and autonomy for financial institutions and RBI.

Defence

Representational image of troops standing guard at an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir | Photo: ANI

Kashmir sees jump in terrorist encounters ahead of Article 370 removal anniversary

Until 30 July, 148 terrorists have been killed in encounters in Kashmir valley. But 116 of them have been killed since April.
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.