Why you must question mainstream media

Mass media, Rajdeep Sardesai, Shekhar Gupta, Sagarika Ghose, Barkha Dutt, Swara Bhaskar, Jallikattu, Bakrid, Kashmir, Triple Talaq, Rohingyas, Kashmiri Pandits, Makarand Paranjape, Madhu Kishwar, Saba Naqvi, Kumar Ketkar, Ramachandra Guha, Pavan Varma, Rajiv Malhotra, Dr Koenraad Elst, CIA, Ford Foundation, Christophe Jaffrelot
Time you hold aloft India's future

If we were to be asked whether (a) mass media doesn’t speak for common citizens; (c) is not neutral; (c) is corrupt; (d) is caste divisive; (e) is politicall

Indian Cricket needs politicians and here’s why!

CoA, Supreme Court, Odd-Even scheme, British Raj, 2021 Champions Trophy, 2023 World Cup, Shashank Manohar, Law Commission, Competition Commission of India, BCCI, Neeraj Kumar, Sharad Pawar, Wankhede Stadium, Shastri, Kumble, NKP Salve, Jagmohan Dalmiya, Inderjit Singh Bindra, Madhavrao Scindia, Anurag Thakur, Gokaraju Ganga Raju, Dharamshala, Dalai Lama, HPCA
Indian cricket is a rudderless ship for now

Some solutions are worse than problems.

The art of sneering at Modi: Express

Indian Express, Narendra Modi, Ashutosh Varshney, DN Jha, Mahatma Gandhi, Pt. Nehru, Panini, Kautilya, Arthashastra, Megasthenes, Alexander, Greece, Hinduism, Gana, Sangha, Arrian, Patliputra, Diodorus Siculus, Ashtadhyayi, Rig Veda, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Majrooh Sultanpuri
Why Modi and Hinduism have implacable enemies

Indian Express is breathless in rubbishing the recent utterance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament that “democracy in India wasn’t the work of

How Supreme Court has ruined Indian cricket

Supreme Court, Vinod Rai, Vikaram Limaye, Diana Eduljee, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting, Delhi Daredevils, Committee of Administrators, CoA, Ravi Shastri, Mark Waugh, Sunil Gavaskar, Professional Management Group, PMG, Michael Vaughan, Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun, R. Sridhar, Purnima Rau, James Sutherland, Ramachandara Guha, Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly, Wanderers’ Test, Newlands Test
Indian cricket is now headless chicken

Indian cricket is basking under the sunshine from playing fields but the stench from its boardrooms could give a pigs’ colony a fair name.

Come on Guha, why no Kohli-baiting now?

Ramchandra Guha, Kohli, Kumble, Shastri, MSK Prasad, Kapil Dev, Srikkanth, John Buchanan, Peter Moores, Kevin Pieterson, Shane Warne, Vijay Merchant, Tiger Pataudi, Iftikhar
Kohli's passion is unmistakable

On a wintry morning of Ferozeshah Kotla in 1990, a neat-looking, albeit fragile, man came to me and introduced himself as Ramachandra Guha.

Amnesty is barking up the wrong tree

Dr Paul Craig Roberts, Amnesty International, Donald Trump, Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Obama, Edward Snowden, Armageddon, Serbia, Presstitute
Amnesty is no better than a sham

I have received a letter from Margaret Huang, Amnesty International's executive director.

Aadhaar case: Why Express blanked police statement?

Indian Express, Tribune, Aadhaar, UIDAI, Congress, FIR,  Editors’ Guild of India, Barkha Dutt, Shekhar Gupta, Kumar Ketkar, Seema Chisti, Mrinal Pande, IPC, Amnesty International, Indian Women’s Press Corps, Mainstream Media, Delhi Police, Nelson Mandela
Why did Express blank Police statement?

India Express, the pallbearer, err...flagbearer of Indian Mainstream Media, for two days running on its front page (there would be more Front Pages in coming

Are you “fringe or “mainstream”, Mr Varma?

Pavan Varma, Bharatiya Janata Party, fringe, mainstream, Dr. Subramaniam Swamy, Janata Dal (United), Taj Mahal, Islamic Invasion, Mohammedan rule, Ibn Batuta, Will Durant, VS Naipaul, Dina Nath Batra, Narendra Modi, Vedas, Fields Medal, Brahmagupta, Ram Setu
Varma: Fringe or Mainstream?

Pavan Varma--his snobbery must never be mistaken for gravitas, never homespun but unmistakably Western—writes in

Modi and calculus behind “no” on Jerusalem

Modi, Donald Trump, Jerusalem, Israel, Palestine, Benjamin Netanyahu, Nikki Haley, Hafiz Saeed, Palestinian Authority, Russia, Syria, Hezbolllah, Iran, Islamic State, West Asia, Middle East, Turkey, CPEC, China, Pakistan
Modi and Netanyahu: Not seeing eye to eye

There’s been a disquiet in India’s public space over Modi government’s rejection of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s C

Tharoor, Hegde and Constitution

Anantkumar Hegde, BJP, Constitution, Shashi Tharoor, Shekhar Gupta, MS Golwalkar, Deen Dayal Upadhyay, RSS, Article 370, Hindu Code Bill, Uniform Civil Code, 42nd Amendment
Tharoor builds up a selective narrative

Union minister of state Anantkumar Hegde’s remarks that “BJP had come to power to change the Constitution” and that it would “do so in the near future” made