Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicIdentity

Topic: Identity

Security guards to UPSC aspirants to Bollywood stars, why Bihari tag won’t leave them

For Biharis, migrating to metros is only half the job done. Class struggle comes next.

Gauhati High Court’s citizenship order is flawed because it ignores Indian reality

While putting onus on people to prove their citizenship, Indian courts have failed to establish some kind of standard for how one can discharge such a burden.

NRC to GST – How Modi & Amit Shah create Anxiety Raj and still win elections

Modi’s popularity ratings keep rising despite economic slowdown and undemocratic lockdowns. This is how he does it.

After Aadhaar, NRC, Amit Shah proposes a new agni parkisha for Indians

Every few years, someone in the Indian government has a bright idea about a new card that they say will solve all problems.

Mohan Bhagwat’s idea of India is not a thali of identities but a khichdi: Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor responds to criticism about his article on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s speech.

An individual voter is insignificant in our democracy, but a caste vote bank is invaluable

Identity politics can’t be brought to an end through legislation or actions of the election commission, but by endowing the individual with a strong voice.

From now on, animal activists in India have no official ID cards

Board cites misuse of cards by individuals; activists claim AWBI is taking away the only document that could prove their animal welfare credentials.

On Camera

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh, ThePrint

A road paved with surprises — why Indian economy’s steady course can’t be taken for granted

As the economy recovers from Covid, the lack of employment, a healthcare system in shambles and a poor education system could damage its long-term prospects.

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.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.