Before Achche Din arrived, you would have thought that a physical attack on a national Opposition leader would have been the most important news of the day.
Not after the glorious, freedom-filled days of Achche Din arrived.
The attack on the supposedly SPG-protected Rahul Gandhi is the lead story on the front pages of not our so-called “national” newspapers but in three regional English newspapers: The Telegraph in Calcutta, Deccan Herald in Bangalore, and the New Indian Express in Madras.
Not in India’s largest circulated English paper: The Times of India, although it is the lead story in its Ahmedabad edition.
Not the capital’s most important newspaper, Hindustan Times.
Not the newspaper which proclaims journalism of courage: Indian Express.
Not in India’s national newspaper since 1878: The Hindu.
It is a page one single-column news in Hindustan Times, whose chairperson Shobhana Bhartia is a Congresswoman
It is a five-line, single-column item below the fold in the Indian Express.
Not in The Hindu whose e-paper only Maha Vishnu can access.
The Tribune in Chandigarh does not even have a mention of this story on the front page.
It is lead story in the New Indian Express.
And Deccan Herald.