Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicThe Year 2019

Topic: The Year 2019

Dip in India-Pakistan ties in 2019 may have killed Modi’s appetite to reach out in 2020

In Pakistan, even if PM Imran Khan is replaced, the fundamental dynamics defining the bilateral relationship are not going to change.

World is no more in awe of Modi. His 2019 adventures have robbed India of all the goodwill

Modi govt's claim that everything – CAA, NRC, Internet shutdowns, police excesses – is a 'domestic' issue and therefore of no concern to the outside world is simply not credible.

The lathi rule, a Gandhi-mukt Congress and Jammu and Kashmir’s version of democracy

The best cartoons of the year, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Khan Market Gang to Chowkidar Chor Hai — words & phrases that dominated politics in 2019

Phrases such as 'Alia Malia Jamalia', 'Godi Media' and 'Urban Naxals' have been around for a while, but they got new life in a 2019 filled with elections, and Pulwama-Balakot.

What was the biggest 2019 sports moment in India and around the world?

Indian sports went beyond men’s cricket with Kabaddi going national and athletics producing stars in Dutee Chand and Hima Das.

2019 was the year when India’s education system took a backseat under Modi regime

If India wants a $5-trillion economy by 2024, then it must have a knowledge economy. That’s where the draft National Education Policy document enters.

Sonam Kapoor & Salman Khan to Alia Bhatt & Sridevi — worst & best of Bollywood this decade

From exciting new entrants to the same old non-talent, the decade has been a mixed bag for Bollywood's actors.

Jail, bankruptcies and death — 2019 was a tough battle for Indian tycoons

Here are some of the country’s biggest and most-storied businessmen who saw their fortunes fade in 2019 as Indian banks attempted to repair their balance sheets.

Vajpayee-Advani to Modi-Shah: This was India’s decade of political power duos

If Advani was the Loh Purush, Vajpayee was the Vikas Purush, the Hriday Samrat. But the question arises: is Modi the real Loh Purush or is it Amit Shah?

Cult of Modi, birth of Kejriwal, fall of Congress — 10 milestones of the decade in politics

While 2019 will be remembered as the most significant year of the decade politically, the landscape saw a sea change over the last 10 years.

On Camera

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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