Tele-scope

The official image released from Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's wedding | @deepikapadukone/Twitter

How Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh wedding became more important than ‘plot to kill Modi’

Prime time debate on TV was all about analysing colours of Ranveer-Deepika’s wedding dresses.
A file photo of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh | DeepikaPadukone/Facebook

Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone wedding has finally edged out breathless Rafale debates

'DeepVeer' wedding is juicier than the endless diatribes on Ayodhya and Sabarimala.
Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers in protest for Ram temple in Ayodhya | Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

India is waiting for 2 things: Ram Mandir & India’s Got Talent winner

The underlying narrative in the cacophony of views is ‘mandir wahin at any cost’.
Narendra Modi infront of Sardar Patel's Statue of Unity | @PMOIndia/Twitter

Between Sardar Patel and Urjit Patel, TV news channels forgot Sri Lanka

Punsters had a field day when Narendra Modi dedicated Sardar Patel’s statue to the nation.
File photo of Alok Verma | Ravi Choudhary/PTI

There is a story more baffling than the CBI feud playing on primetime TV

The CBI drama is more confusing than the twists in the current plot of Zee's Kumkum Bhagya
Sabarimala Temple

As women block women, there’s no #MeToo solidarity on the way to Sabarimala

From Ravish Kumar on NDTV India, to India TV, News 24, Newsnation, Prime News, Total TV and even a regional channel like Kashish TV have broadcast #MeToo.
Members of the media | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India’s #MeToo has eclipsed even Rahul Gandhi and Vladimir Putin in the media

When it came to #MeToo, Indian TV wanted to stand up, be counted and get noticed too.

On Camera

Boring Joe Biden chooses boring Kamala Harris for VP. But it’s a logical choice

California’s Kamala Harris is a nationally known senator from a big state who had run for president and acquitted herself well. That speaks well of Biden.
Marketplace in South Korea. Photo | Bloomberg

Why deflation is a bigger risk for the global economy than inflation

The cost of allowing prices to overshoot is nothing compared to the misery that will be inflicted if this wrenching slump is allowed to linger.

Defence

The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

No progress made in India-China major general-level talks, all eyes now on diplomatic parleys

Talks were held Sunday over Depsang Plains tensions. Next round of meeting under Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination is being scheduled now.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.