Always the bridesmaid and never the bride, Ananth Kumar was, at best, one of the builders of BJP in Karnataka; a power broker like Pramod Mahajan

Union minister and Bangalore South MP Ananth Kumar’s premature demise at the age of 59 will hog the news headlines, at least in Karnataka, for the next few hours. Adjectives …

Deepavali vs Diwali: A short, stupidly chauvinistic rant (in four graphs) on the mind gap between the South and the North

“North vs South” is an evergreen story in Indian journalism. And maha fun too. Newspapers, magazines, and pop-columnists have for decades banked on the all-too-real differences between the people, food, …

‘Where is that b*** m***, your husband? I will chase him and hunt him down’: when a godman threatened a journalist

The sudden demise of the colourful and controversial Lakshmivara Teertha swamiji of #Shiroor Mutt in Udupi—one of the eight monasteries (‘Ashta Mutt’) set up by Madhvacharya in the temple town …

11 things Kannadigas expect from their new government which you did not hear during the “high-voltage” campaign

The way political parties and politicians frame State assembly elections—and the way the media amplifies it—it would seem that the only issues before people are the alleged “plight” of Hindus, …

Vidhana Soudha cost Rs 2 crore to build. Its 60th anniversary “event” cost Kengal Hanumanthaiah’s grandson Rs 9 crore.

Love it or loathe it, the Vidhana Soudha is Bangalore’s signature building. The five-storeyed, 500,000 square feet structure was built in four years flat. And, although Karnataka first chief minister …