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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.
Indian economy

Why Indians aren’t protesting against rising unemployment

People protest when they think it will achieve something. The Indian economy is in such a bad shape that they have given up.
Commuters sitting outside Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus train station in Mumbai

No slowdown for these sectors — millennials are spending and pushing growth

There are several sectors that are registering a healthy growth in the Indian economy despite the larger lacklustre picture.
India's rural community

Modi wanted to end MGNREGS. Now it’s his only tool to ride through slowdown

Under the Modi government, the MGNREGS has suddenly become both an indicator of rural stagnation as well as the proposed solution to it.
People rest on a temporary stage in Mumbai, India | Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Naukri is the new mehngai but the opposition just doesn’t get it

No single politician is talking about job creation. That's all every Indian politician should be talking about.

In India’s quest for jobs, here’s what Modi government’s policy agenda should be

In a new Carnegie India paper, an IAS officer and a scholar from Chennai lay out policy prescriptions for the government to create conditions and generate employment for India’s youth.
A floral installation in Beijing celebrating China's 70th anniversary | Photographer: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Remove sedition law—G Bhatia, Raja Mohan’s lessons from China, Vyas on 4 million new jobs

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

On Camera

Economist, Soros: Has Hindu nationalism increased global criticism of India or bad economy?

The Economist criticised the Modi govt in its latest cover story titled ‘Intolerant India’ while billionaire George Soros said Modi was creating a 'Hindu nationalist state' at Davos.

Defence

Mi-17 V5 chopper | Wikimedia commons

Pilots of IAF chopper shot down in friendly fire in Budgam awarded gallantry medals

Four other IAF personnel on board the chopper have been awarded ‘Mention-in-Despatches’ posthumously by the President.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.