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 …

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 …