38 factoids and 5 infographs from the jungle of statistics published in newspapers that put Narendra Modi’s stupendous 2019 victory in perspective

Many English newspapers have produced a dizzying array of information and graphics following the election of Narendra Modi, with The Times of India (above) standing out for homework, imagination and …

‘A Kannada writer is blessed to be writing in a language in which epics were written much before the English language was born’

The acclaimed Kannada poet, lyricist and writer Jayant Kaikini has just won a massive prize for his collection of short stories ‘No Presents Please‘, translated into English by Tejaswini Niranjana. …

India could have vaccinated 41 crore children with the Rs 7,267 crore Narendra Modi has spent on travel and publicity. Or, bought JNU’s books for next 1,000 years.

*** Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 48 foreign trips to 55 countries have cost the exchequer more than Rs 2,021 crore in chartered flights, aircraft maintenance and hotline facilities, Parliament has been told. Simultaneously, it …

Mitron, bad news: Whichever way you look at it, it looks more and more likely that Narendra Modi will be a one-term PM (as Nostradamus predicted)

A victor always tries to see a state election outcome as a precursor to a larger, national trend. And the vanquished attempts to dissociate elections to the Vidhana Sabha from elections to …

Why you are constantly led to believe that “this is the best of worlds; there is no alternative to the current state of affairs”

While students of WhatsApp University marvel at the world’s tallest statue, the world’s largest khichdi, the world’s largest yoga event, and other specialities, Professor Anup Sinha, formerly of IIM Calcutta, has …

‘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 …

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, …