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Speaking Truth to Power: The Indian Media’s Descent from Sharp Hawks to Screeching Parrots

It was heartening to see the media collectively stand up to the Narendra Modi government, when with characteristic bluster, it accused The Hindu of re

Fatal, not Funny: Nationalist Outrage & Journalists against Journalists

India’s dyed-in-the wool ‘nationalist’ TV channels have made it clear that even as they rage against Pakistan, they will also hunt down anyone defying

The Making of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

An act of magnanimity by his long-time associate, Lal Krishna Advani, set Atal Bihari Vajpayee on a journey of accomplishment that he had been convinc

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The Babri Masjid Demolition Case: The Will to Delay and Deflect

On December 6, 1992 a frenzied mob of kar sevaks pulled down the Babri Masjid in the presence of Lal Krishna Advani and other top Sangh Parivar leade

You can't posit Ram against Lakshmi to those without jobs: Pavan K. Varma

Pawan K. Varma, the national spokesperson of the Janata Dal (United), and until recently advisor to the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar,

Opposition: Shooting in the Dark

Renewed efforts are on to unite the Indian Opposition against the ruling dispensation led by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. But the Opposition is up aga