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VARIETY | 6-minute read

I can't breathe: Black men and white-caller crimes

The white-caller crimes have led to black Americans having to defend their presence in public places. This goes beyond racial discrimination.

MONEY | 5-minute read

Why India needs to finance its maritime sector to emerge as a world leader

India’s maritime sector stands at the cusp of a new dawn. If we are to establish ourselves as a leader in the maritime space, we need to take giant leaps in technological and financial aspects.

ART & CULTURE | 4-minute read

The colour of film nostalgia

In a scenario where even officially older films are a mess to watch with DVDs and Blurays butchering their aspect ratios, the trauma of witnessing colourisation of some of the seminal classics is far from over.

POLITICS | 2-minute read

How Nitish government's efficiency controlled Covid crisis in BIhar

Nitish Kumar has put his best foot forward by establishing his government’s preparedness, ability and credential to take Bihar out of Covid crisis.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

How women get a raw deal in pandemic

There is an urgent need to look into the critical aspects that make women extremely vulnerable to the social and economic effects of the crises.

POLITICS | 1-minute read

Rajasthan CM stays cautious in unlocking the state

The state has decided to keep hotels, malls, restaurants, bars, religious places, educational institutions, and city bus services closed until the end of June.

MONEY | 7-minute read

Make in India vs Made in China: Who outweighs the other?

India has to assess whether it is time to look the dragon in the eye, or face the mirror.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why social impact must be independent of Covid-19

Industries need to understand that social impact is necessary, and seeing a programme implemented in action is important than merely donating to a cause.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Why India needs a new social protection deal

With the current pandemic-led distress cutting across sectors, segments and habitations, India needs a new nationwide social protection programme to salve the widespread economic agony.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Modi 2.0: The story so far

In the fast-changing post-Covid-19 global order, the world is facing an unprecedented leadership crisis. India is relatively better, with Modi's ratings still high both domestically and internationally.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

We will all breathe for George Floyd. Except Donald Trump and Mark Zuckerberg

Those of us who can breathe, belong to a connected world without digital boundaries. Some of us are in anguish; some of us are feeling powerless, fearful or angry.

VARIETY | 6-minute read

Ji, Sir ji: Did PIA Flight 8303 crash because of Yes Sir culture?

This is not about the crash. This is about our societies.

POLITICS | 7-minute read

Silent Abdullahs leave Mehbooba alone to fight for Article 370

Mehbooba Mufti continues to take on the BJP-led regime on Article 370 even when the other co-signatories of the Gupkar Declaration have fallen silent.

VARIETY | 2-minute read

Covid-19: Haryana government bordering on a dilemma

It appears that it is Hobson’s choice for Haryana: restarting the economy or halting the infection from Delhi.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Choked Review: Anurag Kashyap uses demonetisation as a prop, not a tool for politics

Years later, when it will be difficult to find popular cinema woven around the politics of our times, offering a balanced take, Anurag Kashyap's Choked will stand out.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

The Migrant Mess: Why it happened and how to fix it

India Today Editor-in-Chief talks about how the social and economic marginalisation of the migrant worker is cause for serious concern, in the June 8, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Sonu Sood’s criticism shows your commitment to migrant cause

If the migrants came before all else for you, how does your narrative suddenly take precedence over their welfare?

POLITICS | 8-minute read

Why Centre and States need to work together in the Covid-19 fight

Management of the next phase of Covid-19 is going to be as much of an economic and administrative challenge as a medical one.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Covid and the crisis of existence

It's difficult to gauge the national mood because we Indians are great ones for putting up a brave front — one reason why mental health has remained low on our priority list.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

One year since Modi 2.0, BJP looks at years ahead

The party met its promises on Article 370, Ram Temple, Triple Talaq among others. It is set to tackle the challenges thrown by the coronavirus.

VARIETY | 1-minute read

Why we need 'Made in India' kits for our men at Siachen

The prospect of Indian soldiers wearing Made in China gear alone should propel indigenisation efforts.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

A vicious cycle for migrants

Jyoti's decision demonstrates that the thirst for recognition and opportunities is not as pervasive among the young as many of us might like to believe.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

The Kerala model murders

Our focus state today is a thin sliver of land kissing the Arabian Sea, the land of Chera, Kerala.

VARIETY | 2-minute read

How street food vendors are fighting a losing battle

Our politicians of a certain persuasion may romanticise the chaiwallah and the pakodawallah, but these street food vendors live a slippery existence.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why Hong Kong matters to China

At a time when China is facing global indignation over its mismanagement of initial stages of coronavirus, tightening screws on Hong Kong gives Xi Jinping a nationalistic boost.

VOICES | 2-minute read

The story of Instamatic

What could have been a harrowing time became full of purpose. A calling. A metier.

VOICES | 6-minute read

Fake news floods before fact checking became a legit job

It was the monsoon of 1993, and two districts of North Bengal were reeling from the horror of a flood that had left it crippled.

ART & CULTURE | 7-minute read

Engelbert Humperdinck: How a shy Madras boy became pop heart-throb

This month, Engelbert turned 84. But his music has transcended time and generations and his voice continues to reach out to people – serving to transport and inspire, to embrace and to provoke emotions.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

How Covid-19 is helping water-stressed Punjab change its agricultural practices

With the non-availability of labour, farmers shifted to Direct Seeded Rice (DSR), that saves about 20 per cent of water used for agriculture.

SPORTS | 4-minute read

Dear Dhoni, I am a huge fan. But I want you to go now

We will remain your fans forever, Dhoni. We are used to seeing you finish with a bang, and can't bear to see you walk out with a whimper.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

When lockdowns become counter-productive

India’s challenge as the fourth lockdown winds down on May 31 will be to pursue a revival of economic activity without setting off infection spikes in red zones.

VARIETY | 2-minute read

How Covid-19 has brought new rules in Indian filmmaking

The recent guidelines issued by the Producers Guild of India (PGI) indicate that post lockdown, filmmaking is going to be harder than ever before.

VOICES | 4-minute read

Kent ad is honest. You are not

If the Kent aata-maker ad infuriates you, you are insufferable for me.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

When netas in West Bengal turn to cyclone relief

Be it BJP's Dilip Ghosh’s photo-op posturing in removing trees in a relatively unaffected area, or CPI (M)'s Kanti Ganguly standing like a rock beside the storm-ravaged people, netas are not losing the opportunity.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why India and China must display maturity in diplomatic relations

With 2020 marking the 70th anniversary of India-China friendly ties, peace should be the bottom line.

VARIETY | 2-minute read

A short journey on the Shramik Special

When a Mumbai train bound for Chhapra in the North ends up in Bengaluru in the South or a train set on a journey to Gorakhpur reaches Rourkela in Odisha, who has lost the way?

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Jyoti Kumari's life is sport for middle class. Kuch yaad nahi rehta hai

While you will remember what happened to them, they have already moved on. Sab yaad rakha jaayega is a poetic line for middle-class soirees.

VOICES | 11-minute read

Dear Paatal Lok makers, I am Nepali and I am not a r*ndi

Already misrepresented and underrepresented in popular media, the last thing the Nepali community should face is the existence of this dialogue as a reference of the community.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Making sense of Covid-19 numbers in India

There is an onslaught of figures related to the Covid-19 being thrown at the public with no trends being spotted or commentaries on what could happen in such situations.

VARIETY | 2-minute read

Why it is important for government to be transparent during a pandemic

Transparency should go beyond sharing basic data on infections and mortality and should cover all aspects, such as testing, diagnostics, prevention, treatment and research.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

A true nationalist hero: Balbir Singh Senior and the 1948 London Olympic Gold

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior was hailed by the nation for his two goals and feted as the new star in Indian hockey.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

How the Covid story must be retold

The virus seems to be both a literary and scientific disaster which we need to re-read and invent in the years to come.

VARIETY | 1-minute read

How coronavirus affected the Indian textiles and shrunk yarn exports

The US and the European Union, which together account for 64 per cent of India’s readymade garment (RMG) exports, are staring at a recession.

SPORTS | 4-minute read

Balbir Singh Sr’s highest hour: Winning the 1952 Olympic Gold for India

Three consecutive Olympic gold medals don’t come easy and in Balbir Singh Senior’s case, the gold medal was adorned with three hat-tricks, making it that much more special.

MONEY | 6-minute read

Why India has to plan a marathon and not a sprint in attracting global supply chains

Global investors are looking for the best return on capital, access to skilled labour, robust infrastructure which can support operations at a competitive cost, and regulatory certainty.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

How women self-help groups can help curb domestic violence

A gender-just society can only be achieved when masses collectively condemn violence towards women.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Women’s health in India today: A matter of concern or denial?

On International Day of Action for Women’s Health, it is important to generate awareness on women's health and rights.

VARIETY | 6-minute read

I lived through Cyclone Amphan in Kolkata. It has humbled us all

If you were any better off than anybody else at this time, it was only a quirk of fate, and nothing around seemed very safe or the same anymore.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Living with Corona cannot be a game of chance like Russian Roulette

Unless a risk can be considered reasonable, it is akin to gambling. Without a fair prospect of survival, very few would be willing to play the game of chance with Covid-19

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Why India can't go soft on Nepal

Nepal must be made to understand that the natural affinity and affection that most Indians have towards the Himalayan country must not be stretched or tested beyond a point.