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Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh- the trade union affiliate of the RSS | Commons

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'.
A demonstration against laws such as UAPA and AFSPA being held at Wellington Square in Kolkata in September 2020 | ANI File Photo

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.
Babul Supriyo

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.
File photo of Abbas Siddiqui at a rally | Photo: Indian Secular Front/Facebook

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?
PM Narendra Modi tweeted a photo of him with US president-elect Joe Biden | Twitter

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.
A statue of Arjuna and Krishna before the Kurukshetra war, in Haryana | Wikimedia Commons

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.
PM Narendra Modi virtually addresses a gathering after unveiling the statue of Swami Vivekananda at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University | Photo: PTI

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.
US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump is trying to polarise America on Left-Right lines. Here’s why

In episode 487 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains how US President Donald Trump could benefit from the ongoing protests and riots over George Floyd's death in police custody.
Protesters at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh holding placards against the CAA, NPR and NRC

Shaheen Bagh protest must end now. Its returns are diminishing and COVID-19 is a real risk

As coronavirus spreads and 12 states reject NPR and NRC, Shaheen Bagh’s women must count their gains, cut their losses and leave.
JNU students during a protest in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

Indira Gandhi vs Morarji Desai: How JNU was at the centre of battle to capture academia

Under Indira Gandhi, JNU turned a deep shade of red because of curricula and faculty chosen by Education Minister Syed Nurul Hasan from a pool of pro-CPI teachers.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he boards Air India One for Maldives in November 2018| PTI File Photo

Churning in Maldives raises Delhi’s stakes in Indian Ocean. Why Modi should rule the waves

Modi government's troubled vaccine policy has meant that India is short of a diplomatic route that could have helped strengthen ties with Maldives and keep China out.
An Air India aircraft takes off from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata (Representational image) | Photographer: Arko Datto | Bloomberg

Air India’s privatisation won’t be affected by Cairn ‘pressure tactics’, govt says

Cairn Energy has sued Air India in the US to recover its $1.2 billion arbitration award. This has raised questions around the stake sale of the national carrier.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses troops at the Pangong Tso in Ladakh Friday | Photo: ANI

Year after first big India-China clash in Ladakh, tensions linger. This is how it all began

China-India tensions began in late April last year when the Chinese objected to India’s construction of footbridges in Galwan Valley but the first major clash was on 18 May 2020.

By the rivers of the heartland & across Vindhyas, proof which politics sucks & which works

Politics & economics are at the heart of Covid tragedy in UP, Bihar. The regional imbalance in political power, economic & social indicators is deeply troublesome.