Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicNational Interest

Topic: National Interest

Shekhar Gupta’s article on Zubair paints blasphemy as an ‘Abrahamic’ problem, but misses this

Even if Shekhar Gupta has a specific definition of 'blasphemy', what's the justification for treating it as a special kind of offence and claiming moral superiority for Hindus?

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.

India’s gamble on China failed in Ladakh. But there’s a new risk worth taking

Modi government has taken several gambles in internal affairs — Article 370 to Kumbh. Now it's time for our foreign policy.

Can army and air force tackle climate change, pandemic? This is why diplomacy is needed

Former foreign secretary Shyam Saran, in a talk at the LSE Ideas Programme, says nations cannot define their interests in absolute terms, disregarding the interests of other states.

Indian courts speak of ‘national interest’ but they order often in Modi govt’s interest

In case after case, India saw the scales of justice tilt against those opposed to the Modi government, often on the basis of flimsy evidence.

Shekhar Gupta responds to Arundhati Roy on ‘Gandhians with Guns’

Arundhati Roy says Shekhar Gupta has quoted her inaccurately as having described Maoists as ‘Gandhians with Guns’.

Indian media used to call out Congress’ abuse of power. Now it legitimises lies of BJP-RSS

Shekhar Gupta’s latest National Interest column in ThePrint does the same mistake of normalising a maliciously false narrative floated by BJP and RSS.

Narendra Modi has chosen the BJP’s interests in Kashmir over the national interest

The Modi government has done to national security what it did with demonetisation to the economy.

Indian citizens have the right to know about govt actions without being dubbed ‘unpatriotic’

Accurate information available to an informed electorate is the best safeguard of democracy.

Manmohan Singh is talking, making sense, and India is listening

Manmohan Singh is talking, making sense, and India is listening. Rahul Gandhi needs to listen to him too.

On Camera

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Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.