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UK’s Covid-19 boat of death and need for masks against racism in US

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
People in masks outside the Shanghai railway station

‘Avoid Chinese people with a cough’ — Coronavirus fuels racism against Asians worldwide

Indian Twitter users also targeted the Chinese and asked them to stop eating dogs, bats and snakes in order to contain the outbreak.
File photo: A voter at a polling booth in village Bhoot, near Amritsar | PTI

Democracy-mongers should face up to an ugly reality: It often generates chaos

Democracy remains a radically destabilising force, not a magical formula that, for all its repeated failures, keeps its vendors in stable employment.
School children carrying Indian flags

Partition unified India in 1947, nationalism of today is slowly disintegrating us

Indian nationalism once inspired Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Sadly, nationalism today is part of the xenophobic wave sweeping the world.
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WhatsApp mobs: It’s time to accept Indians may be predisposed towards xenophobia

A study of the behavioural immune system sheds light on India’s problematic attitudes towards migrants.

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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India should spend more to revive demand, not worry about deficit: Economy expert Martin Wolf

Speaking at ThePrint's OffTheCuff, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times Martin Wolf said India can afford to increase its debt-to-GDP ratio to 90%, but should avoid borrowing in foreign currency.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.