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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.
Home Minister Amit Shah during a meeting with various northeastern leaders on Citizenship Amendment Bill on 30 November

Citizenship Bill can be another Article 370. If only Left would stop its wrong noise

Rajnath Singh has hinted that getting Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in Parliament is as important for Modi govt as ending J&K’s special status.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

How Kanhaiya, Umar, Hardik, Jignesh, Shehla and Chandrashekhar Azad can still find their way

Clueless and lost after the 2019 elections, the self-made youth leaders need a next-level plan.
A file photo of CPI general secretary D. Raja. | ANI

Left justifies DMK donations, says it’s not unethical to take money from friendly party

CPI says party was ‘anchoring alliance in Tamil Nadu’ and the money was used in campaigning for LS polls. CPM says nothing ‘shady’ about the transaction.
Nirmala Sitharaman during the post-Budget press conference | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Shyam Saran on Budget’s ‘flawed Swadeshi’ angle, & Brahma Chellaney on ‘Make in India’ for weapons

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Representational image | Photo: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

The Left is dead, but India deserves a new Left that dares to think afresh

It would be tragic if the Left were to disappear. For all its failures, it played a critical role in maintaining India’s democratic character.
West Bengal CM Mamata Benerjee during poll campaign in Visakhapatnam | PTI

Copy-pasting the CPM model has been Mamata Banerjee’s great failure

No matter what Didi does, nothing seems to work anymore for her. Is 2021 West Bengal assembly election already over?
File photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata. | PTI

Mamata Banerjee’s only Bangla in Bengal won’t get her votes. Left did same & failed

Bengalis have rejected forced supremacy of one language – Bangla – in the state and will do so again.
congress rahul gandhi

Should Rahul Gandhi get rid of Leftist aides or is it still not enough to revive Congress?

Congress party media head, Rachit Seth, blamed Rahul Gandhi's "Left-leaning lieutenants" for costing the party the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

On Camera

Animals have come home. Covid-19 lockdown gives control back into nature’s hands

With people in India and elsewhere locked down in homes due to the coronavirus, the peaceful reclamation of public spaces by animals is teaching us important lessons.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.