‘Politics’

Scandal-mongering, sensationalism, bold headlines and twisted facts. Apparently, these are some of the guiding principles of the yellow press today. Even in the 19th Century, the broadcast media in the US had little difficulty in choosing the main story: ‘If it bleeds, it leads’. India has taken more...

In a clean break from tradition, the Government of India will present the 2017-18 union budget one month in advance, on February 1. “The Colonial-era...

Akhilesh Yadav, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, wants to be seen as the man of the house now. Deposed by his own son in a bloodless coup, Mulayam...

The year 2016 has been quite momentous for India. The economy continued to boom at 7.2%, making it one of the fastest growing economies in the world. At...

Rahul Gandhi should be advised to avoid speaking senselessly. His obsession with Narendra Modi and the compulsion to malign the Prime Minister with unsubstantiated...

Ten-year-old Sondos Mikki went out to buy candles for her family and never came back. Nine-month-old Noor Mohamed Saed Kadek took her last breath in her...

The commotion of demonetization and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha’s death on December 6 overshadowed an equally important event. Not a single...

It is true that her death leaves behind a great vacuum in Tamil Nadu politics. She was almost dusted in magic, a bestseller. But in that void, the southern...

Last Friday, I witnessed the internet cry wolf over death of Fidel Castro like it always does. The news on TV soon made me realize this wasn’t the usual...

Eight years ago, on 26 November 2008, 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba militants had laid siege to Mumbai. Across six locations (mainly Taj Mahal Palace Hotel), the...