Pratap Simha, like Tejasvi Surya, had taken out a pre-publication gag order against 49 media houses two months before “sex audio” went viral today

*** The BJP candidate for the Bangalore South constituency in the 2019 general elections Tejasvi Surya hit national headlines on March 29 when he secured an ex-parte temporary injunction against …

‘Praja Vani’ editorial asks a pertinent question: why is the BJP only making communally provocative statements even after getting a majority and a full five years in office?

Narendra Modi says Rahul Gandhi is running away from Hindus to contest from Wayanad. Amit Shah says all infiltrators except Buddha, Hindus and Sikhs will be removed. Yogi Adityanath talks …

By the Election Commission’s yardstick, the 2019 elections should cost parties and candidates about Rs 600 crore. In reality, they will spend about 24,000 crore. Yes, demonetisation worked.

It is a truism that an Indian politician begins his election campaign with a lie—a massive, mind-blowing lie that massages the middle-class where it matters most. It comes in the …

In 21st century Bharat, when Indians are wondering if Hanuman was a Dalit, a twist in the tail: “Lord Rama ate meat and drank alcohol”

Controversial Kannada writer K.S. Bhagwan has kicked up a fresh row with his claim in a recently released book that Lord Rama drank “alcohol” and ate “meat”. Bhagwan, 74, a …

‘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 …

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 …

‘Power changed Rama’: S.L. Bhyrappa in Uttarakanda seen through Sita’s eyes

Nearly 40 years after the Mahabharata inspired him to pen Parva, the acclaimed Kannada writer, academic and ideologue S.L. Bhyrappa‘s latest work, Uttarakanda, based on the Ramayana, will be released tomorrow, January 16. ⇒Aravind Adiga …