Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: TalkPoint

TalkPoint: Is the new global study right to suggest that home cadre posting can give rise to corruption among IAS officers?

Experts weigh in on whether the UC Davis study is right to suggest that home cadre posting can give rise to corruption among IAS officers.

TalkPoint: Has Holi become a festival of fear for women?

Experts weigh in on harassment women face during the festival of Holi.

TalkPoint: With higher import duties, is Narendra Modi turning protectionist?

The Narendra Modi government has hiked the import tariffs across sectors to a 30-year high. Experts weigh in the effect this could have on the nation's economy.

It is misplaced to say that 19 rounds of talks with China have not made headway

The Special Representative talks are confidential in nature and therefore, the progress made in these talks is not in the public domain.

China seems to have no inclination to move on the boundary question

ThePrint asks: Is it possible to break the India-China border talks deadlock? India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and China’s State Councillor, Yang Jiechi, special representatives...

The meaning of Modi’s tears for critics and fans

It is not about how human Modi is. It is a testament to the amount of energy and effort that he has invested. Passion and commitment overwhelm him.

Voters support BJP not for love but for keeping away rabid anti-Hindus in Congress camp

The fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to sweat it out in his home, despite no organised opposition , says a lot about the voters' mind now.

We had the Modi factor in 2014, this time there seems to be the birth of the Rahul factor

Rahul Gandhi’s trust in the new leadership of Patidars, OBCs, and Dalits has been successful in creating a generational shift in the electoral competition.

Talk Point: Any attempt to equate Modi and Indira is a one-dimensional facile exercise

The fundamental difference between the two leaders has to do with their varied backgrounds and ideologies.

Talk Point: Is Virat Kohli now the greatest ODI batsman ever?

Virat Kohli's new career ODI ratings peak of 889 is higher than Sachin Tendulkar’s. Is he now the greatest ODI batsman ever?

On Camera


A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system. SC giving primacy to CJI to appoint judges is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.