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PM Modi's Covid-19 address on 14 April. Photo | YouTube

Unlike Indira Gandhi, this is why Modi era isn’t producing strong new foes

Unlike the Emergency, the processes of democracy have been left intact by Modi, preventing the opposition from highlighting the seriousness of the situation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during his address to the nation Tuesday | Photo: ANI

Modi displayed statesmanship by not mentioning China in his speech under public pressure

In episode 510 of #CutTheClutter, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta recalls leadership lessons from John F. Kennedy, Jawaharlal Nehru & Indira Gandhi.
Jayaprakash Narayan

The story of how RSS leaders deserted Jayaprakash and the resistance during Indira’s Emergency

BJP leaders have been asked to remember Jayaprakash Narayan and his struggle on Emergency anniversary. But RSS was ready for a compromise with Indira Gandhi.
Gopal Krishna Agarwal

At 13, I joined the protest against Indira Gandhi’s Emergency, spent 3 months in jail

BJP national spokesperson Gopal Krishna Agarwal writes about how the time spent in jail while his parents were lodged in another prison shaped his views about democracy and freedom.
PM Narendra Modi with Amit Shah at the BJP headquarter | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

This is no Emergency. Modi and Shah are using democracy to subvert democracy

By looking for an Emergency in our times, we forget to notice that the first Republic inaugurated with the Constitution of India is already over.
modi cabinet

How BJP has owned the national security issue and why China won’t change that

Congress had comfortably owned the national security issue till the time of Indira Gandhi. From mid-1990s however, BJP has come to occupy national security through five ways.
The viral photograph of Indira Gandhi is not from Galwan Valley, but was taken when she was addressing the Indian Army in Leh in 1971 | Facebook

Viral photo of Indira Gandhi addressing Army jawans is from Leh, not Galwan Valley

Many Congress handles & party leaders have shared the picture to draw a contrast with what they call PM Modi’s ‘surrender’, but it’s not factually accurate.
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru wanted Jayaprakash Narayan as his political successor, not Indira Gandhi

After Nehru’s death in 1964, Lal Bahadur Shastri’s instincts that neither Indira Gandhi nor JP would put a claim to prime ministership turned out to be accurate.

Gayatri Devi, princess-politician and Indira Gandhi critic who was jailed during Emergency

Gayatri Devi, whom the Congress twice sought as a member, made history with her landslide victory in the 1962 Lok Sabha elections as the Swatantra Party's Jaipur candidate.
Jamini Roy | Graphic: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Jamini Roy, one of India’s ‘national treasures’ who never sold paintings for more than Rs 350

Considered the father of modern Indian art, Jamini Roy was always inspired by rural India and rejected his training to discover his own artistic style.

On Camera

Representational image | Beef steak | Pixabay

Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.