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File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

I am no fan of Modi, but I support coronavirus lockdown. Opposition should too

India needs both the government and the opposition to face this crisis. For the lockdown to succeed, opposition needs to ask, be alert and expose.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the 'Yuva Akrosh Rally' at Jaipur | PTI

Why Rahul Gandhi remains India’s third-most important politician

The Congress party’s objective is to first save Rahul Gandhi and then save India.
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.

Modi-Shah deserve acclaim for CAA, instead being attacked due to a conspiracy: Adityanath

Addressing a pro-CAA rally, Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath said forces from 'afar' were resentful towards India and are using 'crooked' opposition parties to stir trouble.
Congress supporters gather at the Bharat Bachao Rally | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

The Congress strategy on NPR-NRC-CAA has been neither here nor there

The Congress hasn’t been able to capitalise on the moment to reinvent itself, nor has it taken the other route of ignoring it in favour of economic issues.
Union Minister of State for Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri during the "Swachhata Hi Sewa" (Cleanliness is Service) programme

CAA doesn’t alter or challenge rights of citizen, says union minister Hardeep Singh Puri

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri accused the opposition of spreading misinformation and inciting violence, and reiterated that the citizenship law does not alter India's secularism.
Former PM Manmohan Singh along with Congress leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi during a protest outside Parliament in New Delhi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

In Pictures: Opposition boycotts Constitution Day, protests against ‘murder of democracy’

Opposition parties stage a demonstration outside Parliament over the Maharashtra political crisis.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Modi-Shah’s BJP blamed regional parties for instability. But India is more destabilised now

Leaders like Mamata Banerjee, Naveen Patnaik, Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad and Mayawati are weaker than ever. But that hasn't made India any stronger.
File photo | NYAY campaign on the Delhi-Mumbai highway near Valsad, April | Photo: Shivam Vij/ThePrint

Now is the time for the Congress to campaign on NYAY

As Modi goes the Hindutva way, the opposition must set an economic agenda.
People rest on a temporary stage in Mumbai, India | Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Naukri is the new mehngai but the opposition just doesn’t get it

No single politician is talking about job creation. That's all every Indian politician should be talking about.

On Camera

People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

Indian Navy on board a naval ship

Navy gets battle-ready for Covid-19 with low-cost temperature sensor, oxygen supply system

The naval dockyard in Mumbai has designed a hand-held temperature sensor while a Portable Multi-feed Oxygen Manifold was designed by personnel in Visakhapatnam.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.