Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicMigrant crisis

Topic: migrant crisis

Modi politicising migrant crisis of 1st wave, diverting attention from his 2nd wave failures

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Tragedy of asylum seekers in English Channel, and a new actor appears on the Covid stage

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

Migrant exodus during Covid due to lack of ‘immobility infrastructure’ in India: Expert

Biao Xiang, Director of Max Planck Institution for Social Anthropology, described 'immobility infrastructure' as what govts across the world set up to run their countries during pandemic.

After big losses, TN garment hub’s message to govt is clear: Migrants must stop migrating

Ahead of Stalin govt's first budget, president of Tiruppur Exporters Association wants special aid to end migrant workers’ desperate return home — build them homes here.

India’s corrupt, classist voter registration system keeps migrants politically excluded

Researchers from Columbia and California universities studied migrants to Delhi and Lucknow and found that politicians seek their support if they are registered as voters.

EC’s ‘too little, too late’ decision, and India’s ‘Kafkaesque’ reality

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

Fear of Covid & another lockdown pushes migrant workers to start the journey home again

Last year's lockdown left migrant workers stranded without livelihood or the means to return home. They are eager to avoid the same fate this time.

Indians must have no confusion about how we reached impressive Covid herd immunity

India’s masses didn’t have the luxury to ‘work from home’ and follow social distancing, but they might have silently built India’s herd immunity.

India’s Covid calendar — a month-by-month look at how pandemic progressed in 2020

From nationwide lockdown, coronavirus hotspots and vaccine race — ThePrint looks back at India's journey against the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

Angry with Nitish & left helpless by lockdown, this Bihar labourer is giving polls a miss

The wounds of the Covid-19 lockdown are still fresh for Sandeep Yadav of Supaul, who returned home in Bihar during the exodus in May but is now back in Noida.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.