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Piyush Goyal

After snubbing Amazon, Modi govt now wants to go swadeshi by selling local goods

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal urges traders to promote, sell and use swadeshi goods to boost country’s economy.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Godrej Vatni was India’s foremost Swadeshi soap, and it didn’t remind you of Partition

Godrej Vatni soap continued to carry the map of undivided India for many years, even after Partition.
File image of Nandalal Bose | Facebook

Celebrating Nandalal Bose, artist who rejected everything British & designed India’s constitution

The face of Swadeshi artistic movement, the Bengal School of Art, Bose projected Indian subjects in his art that drew from the Bengali folk traditions.

Brain behind Baba Ramdev’s Kimbho quits to launch her own messenger app

Aditi Kamal is set to relaunch her old app, Bolo Messenger, just days after Patanjali's ‘swadeshi’ version of WhatsApp hits the market.

On Camera

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.