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Bhojpuri singer Guddu Rangila can sexualise anything — even coronavirus and NRC

Guddu Rangila is a sensation in Bihar and East UP. His sexualised songs, mostly constructed around Holi, are crass and vulgar -- and reveal a mindset obsessed with rape.

Shaheen Bagh and the new wave of protest art that’s sweeping across India

Posters, murals, installations, Instagram filters - protest art is having a moment in India

65th Filmfare Awards in Assam: Good to expand Bollywood beyond Mumbai or is it politics?

Filmfare Awards was held for the first time outside Mumbai Saturday. The Assam govt reportedly spent Rs 20-30 crore on it out of its tourism budget.
Samujjal Bhattacharya

Assam plans survey to identify indigenous Muslims amidst doubts over NRC accuracy

The survey will be conducted to identify people of four communities — Goria, Moria, Desi and Jolah of the tea tribes and segregate them from illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.
Anti-CAA protesters in Delhi lifting a banner which says reject CAB and boycott NRC.

CAA-NRC-NPR controversy throws up new challenge for Census 2021 — collecting credible data

In the last few years, official data has suffered from credibility issues. With the CAA-NPR-NRC controversy still raging, the Census exercise could see citizens misreporting age, religion and language data.

BJP’s ‘last weapon’, terrorist Kejriwal and a digital India without internet

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Kids play on an under construction railway track in Pilibhit | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Out to meet refugees in UP’s ‘mini-Bengal’, I got a scolding & an invite for fish & rice

iWitness — the story behind the story of ThePrint journalists’ experiences on assignment.
Seattle City Council members | Photo: Twitter (@indians_seattle)

Seattle City Council passes resolution against ‘far-right’ BJP’s CAA and NRC

Seattle City Council Resolution 31926 opposes CAA and NRC and was introduced by Council member Kshama Sawant.
PM Modi at BJP's parliamentary board meeting

Ayodhya, Article 370, triple talaq done, these are the next things on Modi-Shah’s agenda

The opposition just can’t anticipate Modi-Shah’s next move. But the BJP is going from one agenda to another, with a single-minded focus.
RSS members in a gathering

RSS wants national debate on population control, but will focus on creating awareness first

According to the RSS’ initial assessment, most political parties are likely to support the issue the way they did when Article 370 was scrapped in Jammu and Kashmir.

On Camera

Supreme Court of India being renovated

Me Lord, use your time for something better: My response to SC order on criminals in politics

Wouldn’t it be better if SC focussed its energy on tackling the root causes – the inordinate delays and miscarriage of justice in India's legal system?
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Will the spectacle of Trump visit without a trade deal boost India-US ties?

Five days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, he has said that “the big (trade) deal” is being saved for “later”.

Defence

A pair of US Navy Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks. Sikorsky was later acquired by Lokheed Martin | Lockheedmartin.com

Cabinet clears $2.4 billion deal for MH-60 Romeo helicopters for Navy ahead of Trump visit

The 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters will meet the immediate requirement of the Indian Navy that is looking to step up vigil on enemy activity.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.