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 …

What if #Demonetisation’s goal was not financial or digital? What if it was a psychological operation to condition your mind to learn to accept and acquiesce?

“To break the grip of corruption and black money, we have decided that the five-hundred rupee and thousand-rupee currency notes presently in use will no longer be legal tender from …

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 …

What Sardar Patel told the RSS (which Narendra Modi won’t tell them): eschew communal conflict; be loyal to the flag; respect the Constitution

Plenty of words will be said today on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as the “Statue of Unity” opens. And plenty of attempts will be made to twist …

What does it tell you when PayTM chief gives Rs 10 lakh for Kerala Flood—and Rs 69 lakh to an ex-secy blackmailing him?

With CCTV camera folks safeguarding India’s “culture”, sex during daylight hours is an avoidable exercise. So, it was only appropriate that Vijay Shekhar Sharma of #PayTM was allowed to have …

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 …

‘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 …