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Sushmita Dev’s exit says it all – Rahul Gandhi’s ‘young Congress team’ isn’t happening

With high-profile exits, Rahul Gandhi's young Congress is collapsing even before it could be built. In this under-renovation party, crucial pillars are missing.
File photo of a protester at an anti-CAA protest in December 2019 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘Jai Hind’, ‘Garibi Hatao’ to ‘Khela Hobe’ — slogans show how Indian politics has evolved

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at the Vesak Day programme, on 26 May 2021 | PTI

SubscriberWrites: Shift from ‘Modi govt’ to ‘Modi State’ shows nothing has changed in national politics

From curbing civil liberties to sedition charges, every democratic institution is being eroded to strengthen Modi, writes Kanti Gopal Kovvali.
File image of the late Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan and his son, Lok Janshakti Party MP Chirag Paswan | ANI

Look beyond Chirag Paswan’s failure. Dynastic politics is what keeps regional parties afloat

What would happen to parties like SP, RJD and DMK if dynasties didn't exist? Insecure Indian politicians don't groom a second rung of leaders unless a family member is waiting in the wings.

What will India be like in 2030? New book tries to understand how this decade will pan out

Published by Rupa Publications, the book 'Decisive Decade' by Kiran Karnik will be launched on 2 June on ThePrint's ‘SoftCover’.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PIB

A bacteria made Indians political. A virus will now extract a political price from Modi

During the famines and plague under the British, an equaliser bacteria spelled the end of the empire. A virus is now dismantling national obedience to Modi.
Health workers at a second-line treatment centre for Covid-19 in Ernakulam (Representational image) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

An Indian teenager’s guide to the pandemic, politics and other issues

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
Security personnel conduct flag march during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in north east Delhi | PTI

In India, violence is no longer politics by other means. It’s political life itself

In ‘The Law of Force’, Thomas Hansen writes that violence has now become a completely routinised part of political life in India.

BJP vs opposition is just like Coke vs Pepsi. Catch-up Hindutva won’t work

India’s opposition must stop playing catch-up politics and reposition their brand — like Avis did against Hertz, or how Volkswagen Beetle countered big American cars.
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.
A file photo of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai | Photo: Commons

Peng Shuai saga shows Communist Party doesn’t want US-style #MeToo movement in China

Peng, a former Wimbledon champion, has disappeared since she penned a social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.