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Narendra Modi’s use of ‘polarisation’ cloud, and Rahul Gandhi’s early start for 2024

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Supreme Court’s ‘stinking’ clean chit, and bed of thorns for Rahul Gandhi

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Cartoon by Sandeep Adhwaryu

A perfect ‘100’ in Board exams and Modi as ‘King Chowkidar’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Shantanurao Kirloskar | Illustration: Soham Sen

Shantanurao Kirloskar, the visionary industrialist who was a fierce critic of Congress’ socialism

On his 25th death anniversary, ThePrint remembers Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar, the man behind the growth of Kirloskar Group and its many units.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan — the President who defended Hinduism against Western criticism

On his 44th death anniversary, ThePrint remembers Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and his contributions in the field of education and as a political leader.
File photo of Narendra Modi | PIB

People say Modi has charisma. Churchill had it too & he lost a big election

A charismatic leader or image management can attract crowds, but that does not guarantee electoral success.

Morarji Desai, the prime minister for whom time in PMO was ‘tougher than prison’

Morarji Desai, India's first non-Congress PM, was the only Indian who won the Bharat Ratna & Pakistan's highest civilian award — the Nishan-e-Pakistan. 
File photo of Indira Gandhi with younger son Sanjay Gandhi | Keystone/Getty Images

Kissa Kursee Ka: A parody that sent Sanjay Gandhi to jail and laid bare Indian politics

Directed by Congress and Janata Party MP Amrit Nahata, Kissa Kursee Ka was made during the Emergency, and irked the Gandhi clan like nothing else.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s Modi vs 20 strong state leaders and there is no wave in the air

India has about 20 strong state leaders, whose voters no national leader can take away. Even Modi & his oratory can’t swing a majority in more than 7 states.
Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not just Rahul Gandhi, one in 10 world leaders comes from households with political ties

At the same time, 71 per cent of all the female world leaders surveyed by a new study attained the highest office without any family connections to politics.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.