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File photo of PM Narendra Modi in Gujarat | PIB

Why just Indira and Priyanka Gandhi, media must psychoanalyse Narendra Modi too

Several political commentators have compared 'Indira Gandhi’s authoritarianism' with Modi’s 'autocratic and decisive style'.
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An ex-IAS officer on how politicians (mis)use civil servants—and the way out

The damage political crossfire does to governance is phenomenal, especially if honest IAS officers are implicated.
Human Rights

What is the greatest challenge to the future of human rights? We the people are

The thing most likely to stall human rights progress is people around the world simply not considering them to be important
Manohar Parrikar

Indian politicians should stop going abroad for medical treatment

Manohar Parrikar, Pinayari Vijayan, Sonia Gandhi, Anant Kumar have all gone abroad to seek treatment.

Good the Supreme Court hasn’t disrupted democratic process

The 50-word Edit — ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.
Arvind Kejriwal

10 IAS, IFS and other civil servants who made it big in politics

Chhattisgarh IAS officer O.P. Choudhary joins a long list of those who made the switch. He signed up with the BJP at CM Raman Singh’s behest.
Sunil Agarwal Ajit Ninan | Times of India

Last Laughs: ‘Jugaad’ quotient, BJP’s premature celebrations, and criminal politicians

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Sealing drive protest

Politicians and their vote banks will make Delhi unliveable, says man behind sealing drive

Monitoring Committee chief Bhure Lal says unauthorised constructions and jhuggi clusters are allowed by politicians because of ‘vested interests’.
Politicians in UP

Renuka Chowdhury’s laugh a problem? Male politicians have resorted to these bizarre antics

Lawmakers have done some shocking things over the years, including to disrupt proceedings of legislatures. Here is a list of incidents.

Sushi with Sonia, Litti with Lalu: Where and what politicians are eating in New Delhi

Politicians in Delhi are no longer choosing only 5-star hotels for dining out, stand-alone niche restaurants are now the place to go politician spotting.

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
t-series

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.

Defence

Indian Army | representational image | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.