Friday, 2 December, 2022
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Chile’s constitutional fiasco shows that the Left may never be the solution

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

New book documents unforgettable lives of ‘other’ Bengalis in the 2000s, beyond the bhadralok

'Field Notes From a Waterborne Land' by Parimal Bhattacharya, published by HarperCollins India, will be released online on 12 January at 6 pm on ThePrint's SoftCover.

Babri, Saraswati, Aryans – There are rival Indian histories now and campuses are the warzone

What used to be ‘basement history’ is now mainstream in Lutyens’ Delhi. The ‘ivory tower' of the Left on academics is being contested by an ‘imaginative’ Right.

May Day vs Vishwakarma Day: How RSS-backed BMS displaced Left as dominant trade union

Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, the largest trade union in India, celebrates Vishwakarma Day as Labour Day. It says 'May Day, 'imported from the West, fails to motivate labour positively'.

India is both right and wrong together, needs more Centrists to tackle Left-Right binary

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Voice of the youth, embracing identity & a ‘do or die’ poll battle in Bengal

iWitness — the story behind the story of ThePrint journalists’ experiences on assignment.

Abbas Siddiqui’s dilemma—bring Muslims from TMC and still be secular enough for Left-Congress

Abbas Siddiqui and his Indian Secular Front has pitched Muslim, Brahmin, Dalit and tribal candidates for the Bengal assembly election. But can they win?

It is India’s journey that will decide the future of democracy, not US

The Left in India has failed because it has become defensive about its core beliefs and started flirting with the narrow inclinations of the Right.

Mahabharata to Modi — How India lost the space for moral dilemmas

‘Anti-national’ or ‘fascist’ — the death of dilemma is at the root of Indian polarisation today.

Listen to Modi’s speech carefully. You’ll know why JNU needed a Vivekananda statue

With JNU speech, Modi has again proved he is a political mastermind who can lift an occasion to an event of national significance.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

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.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.