Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: Putin

Why ‘Natoisation’ of Sweden and Finland is bad news for Putin

Sweden and Finland’s accession to NATO is not sudden. Despite official neutrality, they have been close NATO partners for decades.

Kyiv regime ‘dangerous & provocative’, Putin tells Modi in phone call, talks focus on trade

This is the 4th time the leaders had direct talks since the Russia-Ukraine war began. According to the PMO, Modi reiterated India's position in favour of dialogue & diplomacy.

Sanctions and stamina— How the West can defeat Vladimir Putin

Dictators have higher pain thresholds than democratic leaders, giving all the more reason to keep up pressure and making it harder for Russia to reshape and regroup.

How Vladimir Putin’s war ended India’s cheap natural gas dream

India’s domestic gas production is already tiny & it has shrunk by 40% over past nine years. Keeping that base narrow with unsustainable pricing wasn’t a financially prudent move.

Our take on Jahangirpuri demolition, Putin’s Mariupol victory, UGC reforms — in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

West’s sanctions target the seller, Russia. But now they’ve begun to hurt buyers too

All things considered, might it have been better & cheaper, shed less blood, and avoided a huge refugee problem if Russia had been allowed a buffer zone in Eastern Europe?

Modi govt’s WHO traditional medicine centre, Ayush visas promising. But it needs science to work

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Putin still thinks he has something to win in Ukraine war — his political fate

Can Putin finish his 20-year project to return Russia to a totalitarian past with him as the leader? Or will the war lead to his demise?

Lesson for India in a divided world: How to not let old friendships come in the way of new ones

Two quotes by historian Toynbee are relevant to current events — that civilisations die by suicide, and that West committed ‘unpardonable aggression’ against non-European nations.

On Camera


Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.