‘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 …

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 …

Siddaramaiah issued enough ads* last week to fill up my 120 sq ft balcony

The 180° metamorphosis of Narendra Modi‘s image—from the monster of 2002 to the messiah of 2014—was largely achieved through the undisguised cooption of mainstream media using standard mercantile methods. As advertising rupees flowed …