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That moment when I started questioning my support of PM Modi: Tavleen Singh

In her new book, Tavleen Singh writes about PM Modi's "disheartening response" to her questions during a private conversation when he was in his first term.
Hyderabad encounter press conference

Another culprit must share the blame for Hyderabad encounter – Indian media

When the fourth pillar of democracy rather sensationalise rapes and let out bloodthirsty cries for justice, editorial gatekeeping dies in encounters too.

Congress MPs protesting against Gandhis’ SPG cover removal is only hurting the party

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Umar Khalid

Umar Khalid: Why I, a Leftist, participated in a Twitter trend praising the Prophet

After Kamlesh Tiwari’s murder, a new Hatred Game has begun in India where Muslims can be openly abused, practising or not.
Sudhir Kumar Ojha | Photo- Facebook

Lawyer behind sedition case against 49 celebrities files ‘protest petition’ against police

The litigant accused Bihar Police of buckling to "political pressure" after they closed the sedition case filed against the 49 celebrities who wrote an open letter to PM Modi.

RSS chief says lynching a ‘western’ evil, and saving Rafale from evil eye

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

There’s no room for semantics on lynching. RSS should condemn it unequivocally

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Tabrez Ansari's wife Shahista Parween (right)

Tabrez Ansari’s wife demands CBI probe, alleges police protecting accused in lynching case

Shahista Parween questions post-mortem report that says Tabrez Ansari died of heart attack, says police watered down murder charge to protect accused.
Lynchings in India

A law against lynching is an idea whose time has come

Existing provisions of the IPC and CrPc aren’t enough to either prevent lynching or secure conviction for such crimes that target marginalised groups.
Women pray at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi | Representational image | Keith Bedford/Bloomberg News

Muslims must get rid of victim mentality. Have RSS, VHP stopped them from giving UPSC exams?

Even when Congress ruled with a strong mandate, it hardly gave tickets to Muslims. Therefore, to expect BJP to do that would be nothing but stupid.

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Ramayan

Game of Thrones holds viewership records, but Ramayan could cause ‘curfews’ in India

In the post-Matrix world, it will be tough to go back to the slow-moving arrows of old Ramayan, especially when newer shows have been our experience to TV mythology.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Defence

File image of medical staff at isolation ward where 3 patients were admitted for suspected coronavirus infection, in New Delhi | ANI

Army doctor and JCO test positive for Covid-19, both had travelled to Delhi separately

The latest cases have come over 10 days after an Army jawan in Leh tested positive for Covid-19 to become the first its victim in the 13-lakh strong force.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.