The political takeover by VK Sasikala, J Jayalalithaa's long-time aide, has largely been obstacle-free. But with the AIADMK voting to make her the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, she does face one potential challenge: the Supreme Court has said today that in a week's time, it will rule on whether she is guilty of charges of corruption in a three-...
Filming for the NDTV show Truth vs Hype last week, we caught on camera how an aggressive mob of gau rakshaks (cow vigilantes) forcibly stopped a truck on the outskirts of Pune, yanked the driver out, snatched his phone, and forced the truck to a police station.
We are now told that the Prime Minister is "angry" with the incendiary statements made by his party colleagues. It isn't quite clear why. After all, the troops were dutifully following the general's lead.
With the Hindutva group Sanathan Sanstha once again in the news after one of its members was arrested for his alleged role in the murder of Govind Pansare, a parallel - but distracting - controversy has broken out on why the group has not been banned.
The arrest of Samir Gaikwad, a member of the Sanathan Sanstha, on suspicion of his role in the murder of the Communist leader Govind Pansare in February has foregrounded the dilemma of gauging the full extent of the violent potential of fringe groups.
A tweet from Lalit Modi that he was giving an interview to my ex-colleague Rajdeep Sardesai had triggered the panic button in our newsroom; the next thing I, knew, I was uprooted from a European holiday and sent on a 12-hour airdash to this Balkan isle.
The current election campaign has seen a resurgence of the "Snoop-gate" controversy. In an election which it is expected to lose abysmally, the Congress has used the scandal as ammunition against Narendra Modi, the bJP's prime ministerial candidate, who is accused of ordering the illegal surveillance of a young woman architect in Gujarat.