Amid rising unrest, supporters of the Farm Bill inside and outside the government describe it as ushering in a 1991 moment for Indian farming, suggesting that this will liberate farmers from the clutches of state-run mandi's and middlemen-commission agents, paving the entry for corporate players who will offer farmers a better deal.
Maharashtra elections 2019: The transformation of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis from a low-key BJP strategist to a modern-day political campaigner is evident at a rally in Purandar, on the outskirts of Pune.
As outrage rises over cow-related lynchings, the government has responded by appointing a high-level committee to study the growing menace. They have also issued an advisory asking states to rein in the violence, the second in a month.
It came as no surprise to observers of Karnataka elections that the Election Commission last week reported a record-breaking haul of seized cash and other election inducements of Rs 152 crore, the second highest state in such seizures.
For all the rivalry, both BS Yeddyurappa and Siddaramaiah share an unusual predicament - while both have been declared chief ministerial candidates by their respective parties, an impressive performance may not necessarily guarantee either a chance to rule the state.
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-decade-old case.
"NDTV, you're first" - with those words, my crew and I were led into a small room on the side of an auditorium, and brought face to face with Donald Trump.
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.
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.