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President of China, Xi Jinping | Yorgos Karahalis | Bloomberg

Xi Jinping made 3 big errors, best thing for China now is if he resigns, says Fareed Zakaria

Speaking on ThePrint's 'Off the Cuff', international relations scholar Fareed Zakaria said these strategic miscalculations by Xi Jinping have worked against China.
Fareed Zakharia | Wikimedia Commons

India needs clear foreign policy as world heads to US-China bipolar order, Fareed Zakaria says

At ThePrint's Off The Cuff, scholar and Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria said India turning into an 'illiberal democracy', and explained why Xi Jinping is bad for China.
Dr Prathap Reddy, chairman Apollo Hospitals Group | Source: apollocbcc.com

Lockdown, despite lapses, curbed Covid from spreading fast: Apollo chairman Dr Prathap Reddy

Speaking to ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Prathap Reddy advised people to refrain from panicking as stress lowers immunity, and makes people more vulnerable to Covid.
Off The Cuff with Richard Haass | ThePrint

This is a China that seems to care less about what the world thinks of it: Richard Haass

At ThePrint's digital Off the Cuff, Richard Haass, president, Council on Foreign Relations, discusses India and China, the upcoming US elections, politics post Donald Trump and more. Read the full conversation here.
Richard N. Haass, president, Council on Foreign Relations | Source: cfr.org

India can focus more on China if it calms Pakistan ties: Foreign policy expert Richard Haass

Speaking to ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta at Off The Cuff, Richard N. Haass also said: ‘If I were India, I would be much wiser in my approach to Indian Muslims.'

This is not the time to investigate origins of Covid but to fight it: Israel envoy Ron Malka

Speaking at ThePrint's Off The Cuff, Ron Malka stressed on the strengthening ties between India and Israel. Read the full interaction here.
Kerala Health Minister K.K Shailaja | ThePrint

Testing smartly, community care part of Kerala’s Covid strategy: Health Minister Shailaja

Speaking to ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta on Off The Cuff, Kerala's health Minister K.K. Shailaja discussed how Kerala responded to Covid-19 from the get-go.
Thomas Friedman and Shekhar Gupta on OTC

India’s pluralism and democracy a blessing for the entire world, says Thomas Friedman

NYT columnist and author Thomas Friedman said India must cherish, preserve and revere its pluralism and democracy. Read the full exchange of ThePrint's digital Off The Cuff.
Thomas Friedman at the World Economic Forum in 2013 | Wikimedia Commons

India must get its act together now to compete with China in post-Covid world: Thomas Friedman

At ThePrint's Off The Cuff, American author-journalist Friedman also said PM Modi deserved a 'decent grade' for quickly imposing the lockdown in India.
Rajnish Kumar, chairman of State Bank of India Ltd., speaks during a panel session on day three of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. | Photographer: Jason Alden | Bloomberg

Banks have the money, but nobody is asking for credit amid low economic activity: SBI chief

SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar was optimistic of an economic revival once the lockdown, but cautioned that several sectors would take longer to recover.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.