Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Politicians

Rajasthan’s Anardeen Khan sees politics as a medium to help the most deprived in society

Born in Sikar, Rajasthan, Anardeen Khan is a young leader who draws inspiration from B.R. Ambedkar in both his public & personal life. Khan's house is always open to those who need his help.

Why we still fall for influencers, salesmen and politicians who lie

Influencing is a zero-sum game. More than how to influence people, the question is how to be more influential than others.

India’s smug civil service officers can learn lot from politicians during Covid: IRS officer

Bureaucrats often take pride in appearing cold, distant and unapproachable. Such traits don’t work in a pandemic.

West Bengal violence shows how police act as a private army of politicians

To say that the Election Commission was in charge of the police during polls in West Bengal is only an alibi. The law doesn’t stop functioning during elections.

IPL or Netflix, both are entertainment. Virtue signalling is anti-sport

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

They’re not all bad — A former police officer writes on how to deal with Indian politicians

In ‘Stepping Beyond Khaki’, former police officer K. Annamalai writes about the one hour with an MLA that changed his view of politicians and public service.

Can’t disqualify convicted politicians from contesting elections for life, govt tells SC

Law ministry says convicted politicians and public servants cannot be equated for the purposes of punishment because they are governed by two different laws.

Off The Cuff with Faheem Younus

Dr Faheem Younus, the Chief of Infectious Diseases at the University of Maryland, was the guest at ThePrint's Off the Cuff. Younus talked about...

How politicians win and lose the trust of voters

There are things Modi does to win and retain the trust of voters. The opposition could learn from him.

Indian politicians prefer to help local people, not migrants. A new survey tells you why

Covid highlighted the plight of migrant workers. Scholars from University of California, San Diego & Columbia University studied how political apathy impacts them.

On Camera


Representational image of dal and roti | Photo Pixahive/CC0

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.