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File photo | Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | PTI

Chorus grows from Congress-mukt Bharat to Gandhi-mukt Congress. But where will the family go?

Gandhis will be judged by how well they facilitate the end of their own dynastic hold on the party, while remaining on call should the need to step back in arise again.

When Rahul Dravid told Ram Guha to ‘shut up’ about cricket strategy, write history books

In ‘The Commonwealth of Cricket’, Ramachandra Guha writes about his admiration for Rahul Dravid, whom he once emailed some cricketing tips.
File photo | Ramachandra Guha | Wikimedia Commons

Guha-Sitharaman-Rupani cultural war, KRK-Shoojit Sircar Gulabo exchange & gentleman Sammy

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
British Communist and writer Philip Spratt died in 1971 in what was then Madras | Image: Wikipedia | ThePrint Team

Philip Spratt, the late British Communist at the centre of Ram Guha’s tweet controversy

Ramachandra Guha had tweeted a 1939 quote by Spratt that drew criticism from Finance Minister Sitharaman, Gujarat CM Rupani and Congress leader Ahmed Patel.
Ramachandra Guha | Twitter/@Ram_Guha

Ram Guha’s tweet about ‘culturally backward’ Gujarat unites BJP and Congress

Historian Ramchandra Guha put out a tweet Thursday, quoting British writer Philip Spratt from 1939, that compared state of economy and culture between Bengal and Gujarat.

Kapil Mishra to Payal Rohatgi, India’s new ‘intellectuals’ are dethroning one Guha at a time

The 'neo-intellectuals' have made Indians read more 'history and science' in a year than the likes of Pratap Bhanu Mehta or Arundhati Roy could do in their lifetime.
Medics attend to patients at a government hospital, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown in New Delhi | PTI

Mission Jai Hind, and why some of its key points are a bad idea for India

In episode 478 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses the seven-point agenda liberal economists have put together as a roadmap to recover from the Covid crisis.
Yogendra Yadav (L) and Ramachandra Guha

Activists dump ‘property nationalisation’ after Ram Guha says that wasn’t what he endorsed

The controversial suggestion was deleted after Ramachandra Guha, one of the signatories, claimed he wasn't shown it in this form.
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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.
Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

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.

On Camera

Cloth masks | Flickr

Cloth masks may look better, but they don’t work better in thwarting spread of Covid-19

Cloth masks have been shown to be effective at stopping small particles, but they are highly unlikely to provide as much protection as surgical masks.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Nearly 255 million jobs lost due to Covid globally, signs of economic recovery fragile — ILO

The International Labour Organization said global economy will end this year with the equivalent of 90 million fewer full-time jobs than before the outbreak.

Defence

File photo Dhruv helicopter

Army’s Dhruv chopper crash-lands in J&K’s Kathua, 2 pilots injured

The chopper, which was coming from Pathankot, was forced to make a crash-landing in an Army area in Kathua. Police said the two pilots have been rushed to a military base hospital.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

7 reasons why Modi govt is in retreat on farm reform laws

Farm reform could’ve been high point of Modi’s second term. But lack of patience, understanding and contempt for history have turned it into a disaster.