Episodes
Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism. Watch ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta in this week’s National Interest.
Published 07/31/21
Indian men's hockey team thrashed Japan 5-3 to finish 2nd in Group A at the Olympics today. In  Episode 801 of CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the rule, surface and gear changes in hockey that has made the game as fast-paced as today, and how India has adapted. 
Published 07/30/21
Indian philanthropy has come of age. But a trend to undermine impulsive forms of charity like alms to beggars, donating money at temples or giving sadaqah has also emerged.
Published 07/30/21
Amit Thackeray, who officially joined politics in January 2020, has already done two tours of Nashik and held meetings with MNS functionaries there. Read full article here: https://theprint.in/india/another-thackeray-son-arrives-raj-thackeray-preps-son-amit-for-2022-maharashtra-civic-polls/705661/
Published 07/30/21
The dodo went extinct in less than 100 years of its discovery, and today is a symbol of extinction by human activity. Owing to its location, very few individual birds were sighted by humans in the 1600s, and most of what we know about the bird comes from description and art. ThePrint’s Sandhya Ramesh explains new findings that track the changes in the depiction of dodo in art and scientific drawings. Brought to you by  @Kia India  ----more----Supplementary reading: The changing face of the...
Published 07/30/21
Israel raided NSO under French pressure over Pegasus. Also: Kerala has been reporting a high number of Covid cases, half of all of India’s. In Episode 800 of CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta takes a deep dive into Covid data to check if Kerala model is a success or disaster. And some Olympic updates. 
Published 07/29/21
Since 21 June, India’s daily Covid numbers have remained in the 30,000-50,000 bracket, even though the number jumped by about 50% Wednesday morning to 43,654 new cases. Read full article here: https://theprint.in/health/indias-covid-cases-have-plateaued-for-37-days-heres-why-this-isnt-all-good-news/704934/
Published 07/29/21
Demarcation of disputed boundary between Assam and Mizoram aside, the current tension has more to do with people, and the perception that Assam is resorting to force. Read full article here:  https://theprint.in/opinion/how-unseen-mizoram-came-together-to-tell-its-side-of-story-in-border-clash-with-assam/705197/
Published 07/29/21
In this edition of #GlobalPrint, ThePrint's Senior Consulting Editor Jyoti Malhotra talks about the visit of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to India and explains why they agree on the Quad against China and differ on Afghanistan.
Published 07/29/21
As China intensifies crackdown on ed-tech firms, and its TD h shares lose near a trillion $, @ShekharGupta explains the rationale behind the CCP's sledgehammer strike. In episode 799 of #CutTheClutter   Brought to you by @KiaInd
Published 07/28/21
Congress is playing 'eenie meenie myna mo', trying to pick issues to target Modi with. It has little or no idea of what will actually work, if at all. Watch News Editor Ruhi Tewari in #PoliTricks.   Read here: https://theprint.in/opinion/politricks/a-buffet-of-modi-govt-failures-but-congress-still-cant-breach-the-teflon/704508/  
Published 07/28/21
61-year-old Bommai held the portfolio of Home, Law, and Parliamentary Affairs in the Yediyurappa government. BJP leaders describe him as a 'shrewd' politician who 'knows his job'.----more---- Read the full article here: https://theprint.in/politics/engineer-to-karnataka-cm-the-rise-of-bsy-loyalist-lingayat-leader-basavaraj-bommai/704613/
Published 07/28/21
In a democracy, elections result in governance by the legislature and executive. But in PoK, both are powerless.
Published 07/28/21
Billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos flew to the edge of space this month in private vehicles developed by their space companies. The two flights that reached different heights brought to the forefront the debate over the definition of the 'Karman Line' or where space begins. ThePrint’s Sandhya Ramesh explains. 
Published 07/28/21
Following the murderous border incident between Assam and Mizoram, Shekhar Gupta traces back the complicated border story between Assam and the rest of the Northeast; with hostilities rooted in a struggle for indenture, land, resources and dominance. Episode 798 of #CutTheClutter. Additional Research provided by Sukriti Vats, Nidhima Taneja and Tara Rao.
Published 07/27/21
Since 2014, Modi's persona is the defining element for the RSS and the BJP, but he wouldn’t let any regional leader harbour any such notions in their territories. Our Political Editor D.K. Singh says in #PoliticallyCorrect.
Published 07/27/21
Belated as it may be, the Modi government’s decision to permit commemoration of the 34th anniversary of IPKF operation has sent a reassuring message. ----more----   Read the full article here: https://theprint.in/opinion/ipkf-heroes-were-ignored-for-30-years-they-are-finally-getting-their-due-under-the-modi-government/702743/
Published 07/27/21
Edible oils have seen a sharp rise in prices in last 6 months despite govt efforts to cool off rates by reducing high tax levies. June fuel inflation was 12.68%, while edible oil inflation was at 34.78%.----more---- Read the full article here: https://theprint.in/economy/forget-petrol-diesel-prices-of-edible-oils-have-soared-even-higher-in-june-july/703309/
Published 07/27/21
Yeddyurappa’s departure in Shows how all political parties in India are now High Command run. Implications. And also, some story-telling from the Olympics. Shekhar Gupta with Episode 797 of CutTheClutter.
Published 07/26/21
A study in the US, published in the Journal of School Health this month, has now shown that it may be possible to limit Covid transmission in buses running in full capacity, even at times when community transmission in an area is very high. In this episode of #PureScience, ThePrint’s Mohana Basu explains the study's methodology and findings. Brought to you by  @Kia India  ----more----Further reading: Community Outbreak Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Among Bus Riders in Eastern...
Published 07/26/21
Pakistan Army chief General Bajwa is keenly engaged with the UK to market himself as someone who can turn things around, including handling the Taliban.
Published 07/26/21