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Jawaharlal Nehru, July 1957 | Flickr

The ICHR poster is Hindutva institutionalising pettiness. Trying to erase Nehru is futile

The Narendra Modi dispensation has taken this hatred to a pathological level because of the deep personal inferiority complex vis-a-vis Nehru.
File photo of the Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | Photo: ThePrint

Declare criminal past of your candidates’ — Full text of SC order to political parties

The apex court said that politics parties publishing details of criminal background of their candidates in public will make the voter's 'right of information' more effective.
A critical Covid-19 patient being brought to Rajindra Hospital, a tertiary healthcare institute in Punjab (representational image) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

SubscriberWrites: From planes and pensions, democracy & politics or Covid deaths — everything is being hijacked

Irate subscribers suggest rewiring democracy, more women in politics, how to revive Congress, understand Modi’s popularity – and much more.

SubscriberWrites: Hitchhiker’s Guide to consuming politics: Quit the ‘echo chamber’, listen to the other side

To overcome political biases, avoid social media and trust good journalism, Subramaniam Gopalakrishnan says

‘Strategies’ to deal with Covid-19 & and farewell to Sunderlal Bahuguna

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Centre-state vaccine tussle, and the advent of India’s ‘global channel’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
File photo | West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee arrives in a helicopter for a rally in South Dinajpur, 22 April 2021 | PTI

2021 election has ended the Bengal exceptionalism. It’s now seeing American-style management

For long, Bengal’s party competition was unique. Campaigns were about political cadres speaking an ideological language. Not anymore.
File image of Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh| Wikimedia Commons

Left, Mamata, Vajpayee – Sankha Ghosh and his poems could stand up to anyone, any party

Sankha Ghosh’s death has left a vacuum in Bengal’s civil society movement when it needed him most.

BJP values consensus, does not believe in political untouchability, says PM Modi

Addressing party MPs Thursday at a New Delhi event to mark the death anniversary of Deendayal Upadhyay, Modi said the BJP puts 'rashtraneeti' above 'rajneeti'.

The only thing offensive about Tandav is its simplistic, tacky portrayal of politics

The representation of politics in OTT shows, from Mirzapur to Sacred Games, and Paatal Lok to Tandav, has been over the top and poor.

On Camera

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I asked historians what find made them go ‘wait, wut?’ The answers didn’t disappoint

I asked a simple question on Twitter. About 300 historians replied.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the 45th GST Council meeting in Lucknow, on 17 September 2021

GST Council levies 5% tax on food delivery apps, extends concessional rates on Covid drugs

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said the Council decided that it was not the right time to include petroleum products within the GST ambit.

Defence

A Dassault Mirage 2000 aircraft

IAF signs deal with France to purchase phased out Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft

None of these aircraft would be used for flying and they are being acquired to help improve the serviceability of around 50 Mirage-2000s in the Indian fleet, sources said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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