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Amitabh Bachchan

Will the real Twitter Don please stand up? Not you Amitabh Bachchan

For a superstar who seems to be so busy counting his Twitter followers, he appears chronically unable to stand up and be counted when it comes to the burning moral issues of the day.

BJP’s ‘beef biryani’ vs Congress’s Yogi recipe, the social media wars are on in Karnataka

After ‘Siddu beef biryani’ video, BJP comes out with another clip highlighting alleged ill-treatment faced by IAS, IPS officers under Congress rule in the state.
Rahul Gandhi interacting with farmers

After Gujarat, Congress ups its communication game in poll-bound states

The party has already started working on its social media strategy for Karnataka, Rajasthan and MP, and will soon begin work on other poll-bound states.
A control room in the police department

Cops use memes and videos to tackle drugs abuse, drunken driving & cyber bullying

Police in big cities are turning to social media to spread their message and connect with young, net-savvy Indians.
Book cover of 'India Social' and Author Ankit Lal

‘India Social’ book review: How social media has shaped many facets of Indian democracy

Ankit Lal’s book takes the reader on a chronological journey of major events that took shape on social media platforms.
Rahul Gandhi

Talk Point: What is the impact of Rahul Gandhi’s social media repackaging of himself?

Rahul Gandhi’s witty new Twitter persona has led to much talk and an increase in his followers. We bring sharp perspectives on the impact of his new social media persona.
Protests in the aftermath of the Delhi gang-rape.

Why ‘The List’ shouldn’t become the new four-letter word in Indian feminism

Indian feminism is acquiring a new mutant form -- mobilise online, act online -- in which decision-making is decentralised, and there is no gatekeeping on laws and ethical boundaries.
Graphic depicting Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi

Gujarat elections: Decoding Congress and BJP’s social media war

From #VikasGandoThayoChe to #Gujarat4Vikas, the two major parties are using social media to win over voters and discredit the competition.
India woke up to an outpouring of support for victims and survivors of sexual assault embodied in two simple words “Me too”.

Me too: Indian victims of sexual assault rally behind social media campaign

The 'Me too' campaign, started by actress Alyssa Milano in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saw a large number of Indians narrate their experiences
Mass protests in Kashmir

Talk Point: Are internet shutdowns the best way to restore peace during violent protests?

There were 42 times security agencies resorted to internet shutdowns this year to control volatile conditions in eleven states. Is this the only way to restore peace during violent protests?

On Camera

You know who’s really going local? Not RWA uncles, but Indian millennials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Atmanirbhar Bharat plan three months ago, but India’s millennials have been vocal for local for some time now.
Mukesh Ambani at ThePrint Off the Cuff

Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.


A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.