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India batsman Virat Kohli celebrates his century during the Test Match between England and India at Edgbaston | Stu Forster/Getty Images

Look at Virat Kohli as a world-beating cricketer, not as your son-in-law

Sportsmen aren't statesmen, argues Shekhar Gupta, and says he'd rather have India be the No.1 team in the hands of arrogant cricketers like Virat Kohli.
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha (R) in conversation with Shekhar Gupta and Ruhi Tewari

Jayant Sinha says ‘hydra-headed’ NPA monster Modi government’s biggest challenge

Speaking at Off the Cuff, Sinha says Modi government has put in place drivers of robust growth in future.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP National President Amit Shah in Tripura | PTI

Bickering is so un-BJP, but there are reasons why it’s happening now

There are growing whispers about leaders being upset with arrogance and the excessive “Gujaratisation” and “Congressification” of BJP.

When Gita Gopinath batted for a GST with few slabs & talked of hope in an ‘unliberal’ world

As Gita Gopinath is appointed the IMF chief economist, we revisit an interview with Shekhar Gupta on Walk The Talk.
Graphic by Siddhant Gupta

Unfair, spot on: What influencers thought of Shekhar Gupta’s argument with the liberal elite

The latest ‘National Interest’ column, published 23 June, has elicited backlash and support in equal measure. New Delhi: When he argued that the aggressive, ‘my-way-or-the-highway’ line pushed by India’s ‘liberal’ elite actually helped the illiberal Right, ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta divided the internet and the discourse in general. His latest ‘National Interest’ column, published 23 June, has elicited backlash and support in equal measure, with critics calling it unfair and backers hailing it as a piece that hits the nail on its head. Here’s a round-up of some of the opinions on the column: Vijay Chauthaiwale, in-charge of the BJP’s foreign affairs department “Shekhar Gupta has rightly exposed the psyche of liberals in general and the Indian liberals in specific,” Chauthaiwale wrote in a column for ThePrint. He goes on to list what he believes are the eight “salient features of the Indian liberal”, which include praising Akbar and the Nehru dynasty, and being overtly pro-Muslim and anti-Hindu....

Shekhar Gupta’s piece is unfair to liberals, it negates everything from feminism to Marxism

It is the duty of the liberals to warn people against the dangers of the politics of majoritarianism.

ThePrint founder and editor-in-chief elected Editors Guild president

Gupta, a veteran journalist founded ThePrint last year
Union minister of communication Manoj Sinha with Shekhar Gupta and Kumar Anshuman

New telecom policy draft to be made public soon, will help consolidation, says Manoj Sinha

We have the broad framework ready. It will be forward-looking, focus on sustainable growth and ease of doing business
Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor

Raj Kapoor made sure we built our own identity to gain recognition: Rishi Kapoor

Three sons of the legendary Raj Kapoor explain what it was like to work with him and why his films continue to remain relevant.
Nidhi Razdan, Shashi Tharoor, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Shekhar Gupta and P. Chidambaram at the launch of 'Speaking Truth to Power'

No true Indian journalist can say “I have a story but I am too fearful to run it”

Don’t just look at the two commando-comic channels and get brainwashed into believing everybody is like that and pronounce the end of Indian journalism.

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Industrialisation only hope to eliminate poverty in Africa

African development is key to a stable world. For if it remains underdeveloped, Africa, with its exploding impoverished population, will fall prey to climate disasters and wars.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.


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.