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These are the 3 Indian journalists most followed on Twitter by fellow journalists

The study conducted by University of Michigan also found that historian Ramachandra Guha was the most followed ‘public intellectual’ by journalists.
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Suryakant Tripathi Nirala — the poet who ‘freed’ Hindi poetry

On the poet's birth anniversary, ThePrint revisits his life and works that gave a new direction to Hindi poetry and literature.

Does the Jawaharlal Nehru-Sardar Patel ‘rivalry’ matter to India in 2020?

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar was attacked on Twitter after claiming that Jawaharlal Nehru did not want Vallabhbhai Patel in his cabinet in 1947.
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Does Ram Guha blame Modi voters like Rahul’s? A historian’s job is to assess, not admonish

Guha blamed Keralites for electing Rahul Gandhi to Parliament from Wayanad. He should instead congratulate them for saying a loud no to BJP.
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Dynast Rahul Gandhi has no chance against self-made Modi: Ramachandra Guha

The historian also said Kerala did a ‘disastrous’ thing by electing Rahul Gandhi.
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From writing history to becoming a part: How Ramachandra Guha became face of CAA protests

Historian Ramachandra Guha fights his battles more with words. Which is why when he hit the streets to protest CAA, it seemingly shook even the BJP.
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BJP calls out ‘lungi terrorists’, Ram Guha labelled ‘urban naxal’, Mevani warns of storm

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Former CM of Maharashtra and Congress leader Randeep Surjewala in discussion outside Supreme Court on Sunday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Govt scared of students, academicians: Ex-Maharashtra CM Chavan on Ram Guha’s detention

Noted historian Ramachandra Guha was detained in Bengaluru on Thursday along with several others who defied prohibitory orders to protest against the newly amended Citizenship Act.
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BJP has nothing to do with sedition case against 49 celebrities, says Javadekar

I&B minister Prakash Javadekar said the "tukde-tukde gang" was trying to defame the Modi govt by creating an impression that it was "choking freedom of expression".
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185 personalities condemn FIR against celebrities who wrote open letter to PM

In a different open letter, 185 people from 'cultural community' have questioned the FIR, asking if it was a ploy to misuse courts to silence citizen's voices.

On Camera

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US Navy was quick to fix responsibility for Covid-19 crisis. Indian military can take lessons

Indian military’s track record in fixing accountability is poor, most notably during the Kargil War. This can have serious repercussions for us in peace and wartime.

Is talk of lifting lockdown premature or is it necessary to allow some economic activity?

As the Narendra Modi government considers the option of extending the Covid-19 lockdown beyond 14 April, concerns around its impact on the economy are growing.

Defence

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Indian Navy veterans slam ‘childish’ US response to Roosevelt ship incident

Former Navy Chief Admiral Arun Prakash says captain of USS Theodore Roosevelt should’ve resigned if he felt system let him down, rather than leaking mail to media.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.