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A vial of the Sputnik V vaccine | Photographer: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

The science behind the Sputnik V vaccine & decoding India’s disastrous second wave

Shekhar Gupta explains how the Russian Sputnik V works and sheds some light on India’s Covid ‘disaster’.
Bangladesh's founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman | Wikimedia Commons

Why PM Modi’s Dhaka visit is important & Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s fight for a secular state

Shekhar Gupta tells you of Mujibur Rahman who created Bangladesh and Modi push to repair ties with the country.
The suspicious car with gelatin sticks found near Mukesh Ambani residence Antilia in Mumbai on 25 February 2021 | ANI Photo

The mystery of Ambani bomb threat — gelatin in SUV, murky death of its owner & a Mumbai cop

20 gelatin sticks found in a car near Mukesh Ambani’s house, the suspected murder of its owner & a controversial Mumbai cop — Shekhar Gupta on the buzz coming out of Mumbai.

How Delhi court verdict ends Batla House controversy & Biden’s 4-point plan for Afghan peace

In episode 698 of Cut the Clutter, Shekhar Gupta said Ariz Khan's conviction brings 'closure' to 2008 Batla House encounter. He also dwelt on Biden administration's Afghan peace plan.
Representational image of troops along the Line of Control in J&K's Poonch | ANI

Why Modi govt’s defence budget isn’t rising & the gap between realities, expectations

In episode 675 of 'Cut The Clutter', ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta explains why defence budget for 2021-22 has risen only marginally, 'guns versus butter’ debate & more.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

With right policies, India can be most attractive place for FDI, says FT columnist Martin Wolf

Understanding who 'real Modi' is an issue since PM made some 'strange' decisions, said economy expert Martin Wolf in conversation with ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta.
Shekhar Gupta

Shekhar Gupta ko gussa kyun aata hai? He is a victim of Communism and Cold War anxieties

On our Seven-Point Action Plan for India in this hour of lockdown crisis, Shekhar Gupta needs to cut the ideological clutter and focus on the real questions.
File image of journalist Rajdeep Sardesai

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.
Book launch

Collegium system needs reconsideration, says former Supreme Court judge AK Sikri

Former SC Justice A.K. Sikri was speaking at launch of Chintan Chandrachud's new book 'The cases that India forgot'. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud was also present.
Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, ThePrint, at the Democracy Wall in Pune Tuesday

For a leader to rise in a democracy, it’s a game of Test cricket & not T-20: Shekhar Gupta

Speaking at ThePrint’s Democracy Wall, Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta also says a leader needs to seize the opportunity to be a challenger.

On Camera


File photo of Subhash Chandra | Twitter /@SubhashZEE

How media mogul Subhash Chandra managed to beat a US activist fund & hold on to Zee

Sony is merging with Zee. It will control the larger empire & infuse an additional $1.4 bn of cash into it. But the combined entity will be presided over by Punit Goenka, Chandra’s son.
File photo of CCI Chairman Ashok Kumar Gupta | Twitter/@CCI_India

Data hegemony by digital companies may lead to attention economy: CCI chief Ashok Gupta

Gupta noted that in an 'attention economy', big tech players work to capture users’ attention, build profiles of their choices and habits, then sell those profiles to advertisers.


Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat attends the conference of the Chiefs of General Staff of the SCO member states in Russia's Orenburg, on 23 September 2021 | ANI photo

CDS Bipin Rawat attends SCO military exercise in Russia’s Orenburg

The exercise has provided an opportunity to the armed forces of the SCO nations to train in counter-terrorism operations in a multinational and joint environment, officials 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.