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Khasis

Cultural artillery, Christianity, education: How the British & missionaries Westernised Khasis

In 'White As Milk and Rice', Nidhi Dugar Kundalia writes about how 80% of Khasis today are Christian converts because of the British.
Periyar Tiger Reserve | Representational image | Commons

English-medium schools, cars, Europe markets: How this tribe became richest in Western Ghats

These families shifted from the core area of the Periyar Tiger Reserve to the buffer zones seventy- two years ago.
Zeliang tribesmen of Nagaland rehearsing their traditional dance during Hornbill Festival | Commons

Proposal in January but can’t marry in July — the rituals of Zeliang tribe in Nagaland

Zeliang people have specific rituals for birth, marriage & death. For instance, anyone visiting the groom's house must enter with their right foot first at the threshold.
Ki Monastery in Spiti Valley | Commons

Go to Lahaul-Spiti for ‘internet ka vanvaas’. Digital India & telecom companies skipped it

The goal of Digital India cannot be achieved without ending the digital deprivation of its most marginalised communities.
Madhumala Chattopadhyay with a three-month-old Jarawa baby | Madhumala Chattopadhyay/ThePrint

What’s Christianity to those who pray to sky & sea, says first woman to contact Sentinelese

Anthropologist Madhumala Chattopadhyay talks about 'missionary' John Allen Chau's fatal visit to the Sentinelese island. 

On Camera

Imran Khan and Xi Jinping

Oil to Kashmir — Why China, not Saudi Arabia, is Pakistan’s only Big Brother now

China has again been Pakistan’s friend — bailing it out of Saudi loans and raising the Kashmir at UNSC. But Islamabad is fast losing other friends in Islamic world.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

1 hotel, 2 backup offices, 200 isolated staff — how RBI ensured Covid didn’t disrupt banking

For nearly five months now, RBI has kept many of its staff and vendors, among others, isolated in a hotel and run payments system from its data centre in Navi Mumbai.

Defence

Mirage 2000 fighter jet

7 big-ticket ‘Make in India’ defence projects that have failed to get off the ground

Projects like fighter aircraft for the IAF, submarines and choppers for the Navy and assault rifles for all armed forces have been stuck for years.
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.