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Is God the key to happiness and well-being?

Research suggests that by improving access to healthcare and supporting people's basic financial needs, governments can do a lot to help boost well-being and life satisfaction.

Disabled Indians have climbed the Mount Everest, but still struggle to enter temples and mosques

It is sad that barriers are built on the basis of a person’s disability- especially in India where the Ashtavakra Gita is based on a person with 8 physical disabilities
A man looks out a window near an address associated with suspected terrorist Akayed Ullah

Embarrassed Bangladeshis in the West can’t name their native land because of terrorists

The Bangladesh that opposed Pakistan because it wanted to a secular nation, is now giving birth to religious fanatics and jihadis.
Illustration showing Rahul Gandhi and a temple in the background

Rahul Gandhi is making his father’s Shah Bano-Ayodhya mistakes and fighting the war on BJP’s terms

Rahul Gandhi is playing to the BJP’s Hindutva strengths. It’s a blunder his dad committed too, and the party’s never recovered.
A graphic showing Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi should know that wearing religion on his sleeve comes at a cost

Rahul Gandhi has realised that the negation of religion as a political strategy had proved to be a disaster in Gujarat and he has also realised that wearing religion on his sleeves will help.

Hours before Ram Rahim’s sentencing, dera stays tense but calm

Unfazed by curfew in Sirsa, a team from ThePrint found the godman’s followers carrying on with their daily routines.
Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan

Clueless in Babaland

Gurmeet Ram Rahim is just the most colourful and blingy of north India's Godmen. He is also the first one the law has caught up with.

Triple talaq verdict creates society with social democracy

The SC judgment heralds a new thought and turns away from the practices which are indeed “bad in theology” and creates a society with social democracy.

I’ve seen more love, bonhomie between communities than hatred – Huma Qureshi

If Indians were inherently a divided lot, we wouldn’t have stuck together and stayed united, says the star of film Partition: 1947 Sanya Dhingra

Talk Point: How did some pockets of West Bengal become so communally polarised?

A controversial Facebook post about Islam recently prompted angry Muslim mobs to go on a rampage setting buildings on fire and clash with the police in West Bengal, killing a 65-year-old Hindu man. Retaliatory Hindu mobs burnt down the dargah and shops owned by Muslims. Who is responsible for this communal tinderbox? We ask experts.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.