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File photo of Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who died Saturday | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Amar Singh, controversial politician who hung out with the stars and helped save a govt

Amar Singh, who passed away Saturday, had made friends across party lines over his roughly three decades in politics.
Smriti Irani greeted TMC MP Kakoli Ghosh, who was wearing mask to the Parliament

These nine Indian politicians still don’t know how to wear a mask during the Covid-19 pandemic

Wearing masks to protect against Covid-19 infection will be crucial to bring back public life. But politicians must first set a precedent.
PM Narendra Modi at the video conference with all chief ministers Saturday | PTI

Indian politics scripts modern-day Raag Darbari in Covid

If you thought India's leaders would rise above personal and political gains and people's miseries during Covid will change their behaviour, then you were mistaken.
PM Narendra Modi holds a video conference with chief ministers to discuss the nationwide lockdown

Why coronavirus is making India’s politicians nervous

Old school leaders who believe in 'touch-and -feel politics' are faced with adapting to more tech-savvy ways of reaching voters in the Covid world.
The duplex homes meant for the newly-elected MPs in Lutyens,'s Delhi's North Avenue. | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Liquidate Lutyens’ Delhi. Give the immense wealth locked up there back to Covid-hit Indians

How much do Indians pay for the netas and babus who rule over them? A conservative estimate of the land value of Lutyens’ Delhi is around Rs 5 lakh crore.

India’s elite Socialism, Scindia’s non-AC Range Rover & the low income country trap

A unique brand of hypocritical, self-destructive socio-populism is our national ideology. It’s a game of who can look more socialist. Today, Modi tops everyone.

Yediyurappa’s dalliance with mining barons cost BJP heavy. He hasn’t learnt lessons

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Modi-Shah’s BJP has taken India’s politics of vendetta to a new level

Indian politics is caught in a vicious cycle of ‘do unto others’, and the BJP has escalated it by weaponising CBI, ED, I-T, TV channels and social media.
Graphic by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Modi to Rahul: How faces of top Indian politicians could age in 40 years

We run 10 of India's top politicians through face-ageing technology to see if they can survive politics.
Rahul Gandhi | Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Rahul Gandhi runs 12 km every other day. And he isn’t the only politician working out hard

Gym at midnight or stroll on their lawns, politicians — from Rahul Gandhi to Rajnath Singh — are not letting busy schedules get in the way of a healthy life.

On Camera

Dear Binod, thank you for saving 2020 from being a total washout

It all began when the YouTube channel Slayy Point explored the internet’s garbage dump, ie YouTube’s comments section, and chanced upon a diamond in the trash.
Dubai

Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

Defence

IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.