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ThePrint.in is a news, analysis, opinion & knowledge venture, launched in August 2017 by editor Shekhar Gupta. It is sharply focused on politics and policy, government and governance. Its leadership team includes India’s most experienced & respected journalists with proven track records in the finest news organisations. We are headquartered in New Delhi, & are in the process of building a network across India because we believe in investing in high-quality investigative & questioning journalism.

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ThePrint.in is a news, analysis, opinion & knowledge venture, launched in August 2017 by editor Shekhar Gupta. It is sharply focused on politics and policy, government and governance. Its leadership team includes India’s most experienced & respected journalists with proven track records in the finest news organisations. We are headquartered in New Delhi, & are in the process of building a network across India because we believe in investing in high-quality investigative & questioning journalism.

    Cut The Clutter: 5 things the SC order on women officers in the Army does and 5 it doesn’t

    Cut The Clutter: 5 things the SC order on women officers in the Army does and 5 it doesn’t

    #CutTheClutterIn a liberal, forward-looking judgement, Supreme Court granted option of permanent commission to women officers in the Indian Army. What does it mean, and what it doesn’t? In episode 394 of ThePrint's Cut The Clutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the change in 10 crucial points in the judgement.

    • 21 min
    Cut The Clutter: Future of the Congress & headless chicken syndrome

    Cut The Clutter: Future of the Congress & headless chicken syndrome

    #CutTheClutterCongress party’s decline now looks terminal. Many squabbles are in public. Does the party have a future? Can we write off a party still with 13 cr votes? In episode 393 of Cut The Clutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses the party’s prospects.

    • 22 min
    Cut The Clutter: Who ruined India’s telecom story, and why we call it the decade-old curse of Rs 1.76 lakh crore

    Cut The Clutter: Who ruined India’s telecom story, and why we call it the decade-old curse of Rs 1.76 lakh crore

    Between the Modi Government, telecom companies & Supreme Court, India’s brightest sunshine sector, telecom, is headed for disaster. In episode 392 of ThePrint's Cut The Clutter, Shekhar Gupta explains why we’ve cone to this pass, and who’s to blame

    • 25 min
    Cut The Clutter: Did Nehru really want Patel out of his first cabinet: fateful weeks in 1947, fact & fiction

    Cut The Clutter: Did Nehru really want Patel out of his first cabinet: fateful weeks in 1947, fact & fiction

    #CutTheClutterIn Narayani Basu's latest book on V.P. Menon — Sardar Patel's close ally and senior bureaucrat — it has been claimed that Nehru did not include Patel in his first cabinet. This has stirred the old Nehru versus Patel debate that engages even External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar & historian Ramachandra Guha. Shekhar Gupta sifts fact from fiction in episode 390 of ThePrint's Cut The Clutter.

    • 27 min
    Cut The Clutter: Why is SC order on SC/ST reservations in promotions so controversial & is BJP to blame or Cong?

    Cut The Clutter: Why is SC order on SC/ST reservations in promotions so controversial & is BJP to blame or Cong?

    #CutTheClutterA 2-judge Supreme Court bench had upheld Uttarakhand government's appeal and ruled that reservations for SC/STs in promotions isn’t a fundamental right and that Art 16(4a) is a mere enabling not mandatory provision. In episode 388 of ThePrint’s Cut The Clutter, Shekhar Gupta sifts the law, from politics and hypocrist

    • 16 min
    Cut The Clutter: National politics beyond Delhi polls & costs of Modi the PM as a constant combatant

    Cut The Clutter: National politics beyond Delhi polls & costs of Modi the PM as a constant combatant

    #CutTheClutterWhen Narendra Modi campaigns, it's on the presumption of victory. However, trends in recent state elections show, people aren’t voting on his command in the absence of strong state leaders. Shekhar Gupta analyses the downside of constant combat, polarising style and vicious attacks on the opposition.

    • 16 min

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