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Carrying their language the families walk on highways | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Raja Mohan on China’s Covid propaganda, Ruchir Sharma says loosen restrictions post lockdown

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Mahesh Vyas, Ruchir Sharma, John B Taylor, and many others.
Urbanisation

India has too many tiny farms in agriculture and tiny firms in industry. That’s a problem

In his new book India Unlimited, economist Arvind Panagariya writes about the problem of tiny firms in India, which has reduced output per worker.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the 'Yuva Akrosh Rally' at Jaipur | PTI

‘Don’t be scared of my questions’: Rahul takes on Sitharaman over jobs for youth

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the Modi govt, which presented the Union Budget for 2019-2020 on Saturday, had miserably failed to generate jobs for the youth.
Thakurdwara is dotted with UPSC coaching centres in every nook and corner, with large boards and negligible results. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

In this sleepy UP town, lakhs are sold an IAS-IPS dream but no one gets selected

Thakurdwara is home to dozens of UPSC coaching institutes that teach youth to pursue the IAS-IPS dream, without caring for the reality of a lack of jobs.
Farmers in Mundiya Kheda village, Rae Bareli district, Uttar Pradesh

Modi wants to double farmers’ income by 2022. But it is only their debt that’s growing

Across Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, farmers say central schemes like PM-Kisan are a mockery, and that they no longer have MGNREGA as a safety net.
People browse their mobile phones in Mumbai (representational image)| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indians deserve a Budget that strikes at structural deficiency, not just tinkers at the edges

Cash transfers to rural voters or tax breaks to India Inc can’t be a lasting solution to the woes of Indian economy. It needs structural reforms.
Jobless youth play cricket at Paraspura village on the border of Moradabad and Rampur districts in Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Young, educated, jobless: These men in UP villages have nothing to do but play cricket

Sharp slowdown in India’s growth is not limited to its cities. ThePrint travels to towns, villages to find shocking stories of economic crisis and hardship.
Satish Acharya

Hating ‘Windows’, inflation high up in sky & Sitharaman’s absence from budget meet

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
indian economy

One of India’s largest employment generators likely to create 1.6 million fewer jobs

SBI's estimate that the govt and low-paying sectors would have fewer jobs is bad news considering the high unemployment rates and the economic slowdown.

It’s Indira Gandhi’s 1974 in India again, but Modi faces a harsh new reality

CAA-NRC-NPR has divided India like nothing in decades, and the world is disappointed, if not critical. The stakes for Modi are higher than for Indira Gandhi.

On Camera

Arnab Goswami | YouTube screengrab

Tablighi Jamaat brought out Republic, Zee and Times Now’s fangs that Covid-19 had withdrawn

The unity of TV channels against coronavirus was too good to be true. The Tablighi Jamaat gave most of them the chance to show their true colours.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

Representational image | Getty Images

Coronavirus doesn’t stop Indian Army from carrying out its annual cyber security exercise

Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.  

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.