‘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 …

What’s common to Vineet Jain’s defence on Cobrapost sting on media, and Robin Morris’s defence on Al Jazeera’s sting on match-fixers?

Caught on tape offering to push Hindutva for Rs 500 crore, The Times group’s Vineet Jain says, au contraire, his company was doing a “reverse sting” on Cobrapost. Caught on …