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Kashmir’s continuing internet struggles, and the making of Pakistan’s new map

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Latest news on Babri Masjid demolition | ThePrint.in

Idea of India wasn’t demolished at Ayodhya. That happened in our ‘liberal’ homes

The 1992 Babri Masjid demolition was no sudden act. All of our family conversations contributed to the pickaxes that hit the mosque in Ayodhya.
RJD leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav | ThePrint

Only Lalu Prasad Yadav could have stopped Mandir politics again. BJP must be relieved

Even today, Lalu Prasad Yadav is the only politician with the ability to bring all secular forces together. Without him, BJP has a clear path in Bihar election.
Senior BJP leader LK Advani

BJP veteran LK Advani votes from Delhi, calls time on three-decade ties with Gujarat

Accompanied by daughter Pratibha, L.K. Advani cast his vote at Delhi’s Aurangzeb Road Saturday. Until 2019, he was registered as a voter in Gujarat for nearly 3 decades.
A protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, after Friday prayers, at Jama Masjid | PTI

Why Sardar Patel would have opposed NPR, NRC and CAA

Anyone born in India should be considered an Indian citizen. Period.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Vajpayee-Advani to Modi-Shah: This was India’s decade of political power duos

If Advani was the Loh Purush, Vajpayee was the Vikas Purush, the Hriday Samrat. But the question arises: is Modi the real Loh Purush or is it Amit Shah?
L K Advani's house on Prithiviraj Road after the Ayodhya verdict was announced | Photo: Unnati Sharma | ThePrint

Ram Mandir ‘poster boy’ Advani keeps low profile as SC allows temple, hosts one visitor

L.K. Advani’s residence in Delhi was unexpectedly deserted after the Supreme Court issued the Ayodhya verdict Saturday.
File image of veteran BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi (left) and L.K. Advani | Photo: PTI

In Modi-Shah era, the original heroes of Ayodhya have been sent on vanvaas

LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti made the Ram Janmabhoomi movement BJP’s stepping stone to power. Now, they have no place in BJP’s front row.
PM Narendra Modi stands with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Modi was BJP’s PM choice because Rajnath Singh made sure of it

As BJP president, Singh knew that pitching Modi would not be easy as more than allies on the outside, there was enough opposition inside party.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley | Jeremy Piper/Bloomberg

Remember Arun Jaitley when India adopts Uniform Civil Code & buries regressive personal laws

Arun Jaitley didn't meet people, he held court. His one-liners became a legend long before soundbyte journalism became fashionable.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.