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PAAS(Patidar Anamat Aandolan Samiti) Convener Hardik Patel interacts with members of the Patidar community

On WhatsApp, Hardik Patel goes local to fight Modi’s tales of Gujarat grandeur

The ‘local’ was subsumed under the constructed image of ‘Gujarat.’ This election reminds us how regions are not mere take-off points.
Rajput community members burn the effigy oif Padmavati's film director

On Padmavati, Left-liberals are trapped in a catch-22 situation

Left-liberals first said Padmini wasn’t historical, but they’re the ones who emphasise ‘multiple histories’. It’s inconvenient this time, so they’re silent.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court | Wikimedia Commons

HC’s controversial questions to Sonepat rape victim had been answered by trial court

Trial judge had relied on WhatsApp transcripts to convict three men for Sonepat rape; chats reveal how main accused Hardik Sikri controlled victim.

“Fake” Bengal violence pix used for representational purposes – BJP IT Cell head Malviya

Amit Malviya tells ThePrint original visuals from the state were too gory to publish. Says it is a norm to use images for representational purposes. PRAGYA KAUSHIKA

On Camera

People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.
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

A file photo of NCC parade at by SD cadets at IIT Bombay. | Photo: Commons

Modi govt to rope in NCC cadets aged 18 and above to help in fight against coronavirus

The NCC will mobilise its senior division volunteer cadets to be employed in small cohesive groups of 8-20 to assist the civil infrastructure.

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.