‘Freedom in the mind. Faith in the words. Pride in our souls. Happy Independence Day!’ 17 ads in today’s Pakistani newspapers

*** The dumb fucks of Indian television—the stark, raving-mad war mongers with a megaphone—and their puppeteers in political and “cultural” organisations have reduced Pakistan to a caricature in the eyes …

Delhi’s best-read chaiwala tells Narendra Modi: “Those who voted against you are also the citizens of India. Act with dignity, be large-hearted and open-minded.”

As Narendra Modi prepares to stand up at Red Fort for the final time of his term, V. Kumara Swamy of The Telegraph newspaper sits down to chat with a chaiwala. Not just any old chaiwala, …

Forget Muslims and Christians. A leader of India’s smallest minority (0.4%) says Narendra Modi has been a “total failure”.

*** The BJP’s list of celebrities to meet for its mouthful “Sampark for Samarthan” campaign just got bigger—and tougher. Barely days after the Archbishops of Delhi and Goa articulated the …

‘If Rama devotees get their hands on these [AK-47s], they will be even more fearsome than the Taliban’

Who killed Gauri Lankesh? Despite a concerted campaign to deflect attention in the initial days, it is becoming increasingly clear that radical Hindu right-wing outfits—Sanatan Sanstha, Hindu Yuva Sena, Hindu …

‘The ignorant, self-anointed evangelists of Hinduism can’t write a one-page essay on the essential tenets of Hinduism’

While the BJP and RSS monetise a mutant, even militant, form of Hinduism under Narendra Modi, it has fallen upon non-sangh politicians, intellectuals and scholars (schooled properly in the Jawaharlal Nehru …

पाँच newspaper clips (and एक Facebook post) that do not appear in विज्ञापन marking 4 साल of मोदी सरकार

To mark four years in office, the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre has released advertisements in newspapers across the nation. The ads are designed to remove any doubts about …