Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicNational Interest

Topic: National Interest

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.

It’s time for the Supreme Court of India to show that it is truly supreme

Judges are squabbling, popular confidence is frayed, and the executive is poised to bury the hatchet: in its back. Can an exhausted judiciary fight back?

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

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.