Attn. Faye D’ Souza: for a lesser communal tweet, a star chef was sacked in Dubai

Ashish Shukla

5th January 2019
This is a piece about a cartoon and an anchor. Both are interchangeable: a cartoon could be an anchor; an anchor could be a cartoon. Both could invite ridicule and stay...

Indian English Media is anti-Hindu

Newsbred Staff

2nd January 2019
The Puranic story of Raktabijasura is one of my all-time favourites. Very briefly, Raktabijasura is a Rakshasa, a demon who is endowed with a boon that he thinks will make him...

Rahul Gandhi now leaves Indian Muslims in lurch

Ashish Shukla

31th October 2018
If I was an Indian Muslim, I would have a whole lot of questions today and certainly no answers. So far, I believed in the pictures of Rahul Gandhi, skull cap and all, in Iftar...

How the propaganda against RSS falls flat on its face

Ashish Shukla

11th August 2018
Indian Express has two voices which do not like RSS or BJP or Hindu resurgence in India. You scroll down articles of either Christophe Jaffrelot or Ashutosh Varshney and get the...

Hindus killed in Afghanistan: Try telling it to Indian Express

Ashish Shukla

2nd July 2018
Jalalabad in Afghanistan suffered a horrific bomb attack on Sunday. Out of the 19 killed, 17 were Sikhs and Hindus. All mainstream English dailies covered the news in detail:...

Irony died a million deaths in Tharoor’s column

Ashish Shukla

2nd June 2018
Shashi Tharoor’s edit piece in Indian Express on Saturday reminded me of my probation days in journalism with the Times of India in the 80s. My editor would look at my typed...

Modi could lose Hindu votes and here’s why!

Ashish Shukla

22th December 2017
In an old Bollywood flick which starred my favourite actor Dilip Kumar, there’s a scene towards the end: Shankar (Dilip Kumar), hitherto penniless but now Raja of Belapur,...

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