First Nitin Gadkari, now Manohar Parrikar: Is the RSS sending clear signals to Narendra Modi not to take anything for granted in 2019?

It is unlikely that Narendra Modi‘s media advisor is secretly writing a book titled ‘The Prime Ministerial Accident“, because of course, the smart man has not made the stupid mistake …

India could have vaccinated 41 crore children with the Rs 7,267 crore Narendra Modi has spent on travel and publicity. Or, bought JNU’s books for next 1,000 years.

*** Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 48 foreign trips to 55 countries have cost the exchequer more than Rs 2,021 crore in chartered flights, aircraft maintenance and hotline facilities, Parliament has been told. Simultaneously, it …

Mitron, bad news: Whichever way you look at it, it looks more and more likely that Narendra Modi will be a one-term PM (as Nostradamus predicted)

A victor always tries to see a state election outcome as a precursor to a larger, national trend. And the vanquished attempts to dissociate elections to the Vidhana Sabha from elections to …

33 years ago, a (real) Yale grad was warning the world about a “Hindu Revolution”, spearheaded not by the BJP but, ironically, by the Congress

Were it not so obnoxious, it would have been easy to brush aside poll-time bilge of who is a real Hindu; what ‘gotra‘ Rahul Gandhi is; whether Congress is becoming …

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 …

250 years ago, Tipu Sultan was informed about a case of inverted ‘love jihad’. His response would shock M/s Modi, Yogi & Co.

Two-bit rabble rousers of the Indian People’s Party who display no synaptic link between their cerebrum and their oral orifice have used Tipu Sultan‘s legacy to spread poison, hatred and …

How ‘The Indian Express’ is covering the #Rafale scandal—and a scandal it is—compared to the way it covered #Bofors

The Congress president Rahul Gandhi has addressed five press conferences on the Rs 140,000 crore Rafale aircraft deal involving the Narendra Modi government and the bankrupt businessman Anil Ambani. These …

‘If India is not secular, then India is not India at all…. Governments will come and go. This nation must remain’: newspapers fire at Modi from Vajpayee’s shoulders

Today’s front pages of newspapers is, as always, a showcase of the sublime to the mundane. For newspapers like The Telegraph, Atal Bihari Vajpayee‘s death is a good occasion to …

‘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 …

‘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 …

‘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 …