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In this May 4, 2014 file photo Priyanka Vadra is seen during a road show in Amethi

Why Priyanka Gandhi must take Modi head-on in Varanasi

Priyanka Gandhi will not win, but at least it will look like there’s an opposition in the country.
A man stands outside the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

What’s next for Indian stocks after posting world’s biggest rally in March

Investors will have to watch out for Lok Sabha election results, corporate profits, US-China trade talks & big moves in oil prices.
Tamil Nadu farmers during a march in New Delhi | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Pulwama-Balakot helps Modi in polls — issues of farmers, jobs, Rafale don’t exist anymore

Once the political temperature is back to normal, it is disadvantage BJP — unless Imran Khan gifts this election to Modi by keeping the tension alive.
PM Narendra Modi with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Rashtrapati Bhavan | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

UAE’s invite to speak at OIC reaffirms Narendra Modi’s turn to the Gulf

Overhaul of the Islamic world vis-a-vis India will take some time, but as long as MBZ and Modi are concerned, the journey has begun.
File photo of a Rafale fighter aircraft | PTI

CAG report shows IAF wanted only Rafale, competitive bidding was just a charade

Rafale failed on several parameters but the Air Force, impressed by Mirage aircraft in Kargil war, remained insistent on jets from Dassault.
File photo of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Narendra Modi | Jack/Twitter

For BJP, Twitter is the trusted ally that went rogue

Using Twitter to slam Twitter may sound absurd, but it shows how dependent the BJP ecosystem is on the microblogging site.
Outside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai, India

India investor worries go beyond election angst

As PM Modi prepares for the general election, investors are also worried about IL&FS and Essel groups debt concerns, the RBI's rate cut, and the bankruptcy filing by Anil Ambani's wireless carrier.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Why a discredited US politician is source of inspiration for Mr Jaitley, writes Shashi Tharoor

American politician Spiro T. Agnew, whom Arun Jaitley quotes in a recent blog, is hardly a role model.
Latest news on farmer in India | ThePrint.in

Loan waiver not a solution to farm distress, says Niti Aayog

The biggest problem with loan waiver is that it will benefit only a small fraction of farmers, said Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar.
File photo of Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj, Rahul Gandhi and LK Advani at Parliament House on December 13, 2017 in New Delhi | Getty Images

If not Modi or Rahul, whom would you vote for in 2019?

The 2019 general election, seen through a conversation with strangers in a train.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.