Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Zero Hour

A peek into politics beyond speeches, controversies and elections. From strategic moves to the personal and discreet, from matters of state to what’s on the plate, ThePrint will bring you exclusive reports on the lives and times of the movers and shakers in politics and government. Stay tuned and email tips to ideas@theprint.in

What happened to all the men who spoke for the silent PM?

While Manmohan Singh has taken a backseat from public life since Congress’ defeat in 2014, his 3 media advisers have continued to have an impressive career.

Pictures: Is it Santa Claus? Is it Lord Krishna? No, it’s a Member of Parliament

In the Budget session alone, Siva Prasad has dressed up as a Christian priest, Lord Krishna, Santa Claus, and TDP founder NTR, among others.
Graphic showing Dr Pradeep Chowbey and his patients

Many VIPs hide bariatric surgery, wish they wouldn’t: surgeon to India’s powerful

Dr Pradeep Chowbey has operated on many VIPs during his long career as a surgeon, and reveals what it is like to deal with some of the nation's most powerful people.

BittooTikkiWala will cater ‘safe and healthy’ dhoklas, thalis at new BJP headquarters

BittooTikkiWala is the caterer at the new BJP HQ canteen in Delhi, and plans to serve its evergreen hits as well as customised healthy foods.
A graphic featuring Jawaharlal Nehru, Narendra Modi, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Modi, Nehru or Vajpayee: Which Prime Minister has written the most books?

Indian PMs have explored a wide range topics in their written work – from Nehru’s letters & books in prison to Modi’s guide for exam stress-addled students.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Tweet Tracker: Congratulations pour in for the Prime Minister on the victories in the northeast

This tracker will keep track of the biggest tweets from the biggest BJP leaders on their favourite subject: Narendra Modi.

Sushi with Sonia, Litti with Lalu: Where and what politicians are eating in New Delhi

Politicians in Delhi are no longer choosing only 5-star hotels for dining out, stand-alone niche restaurants are now the place to go politician spotting.
An image showing Amit Shah in 2014 and in 2018.

The secret behind Amit Shah’s 20-kg weight loss

Sources say the fitter, leaner BJP chief has been advising his party colleagues to follow his strict regimen, but not many have been able to keep up.
Amruta Fadnavis performs Yoga

Amruta Fadnavis: The ‘first lady’ of Maharashtra isn’t your typical, silent politi...

Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, has drawn both flak and admiration in the last three years, but that has not stopped her from asserting her choices.
Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala opens tomorrow: Bracing for street attacks on women or is SC order unworkable?

The Sabarimala shrine in Kerala is set to open its gates Wednesday to women of all age groups for the first time after the Supreme Court ruling last month. Seve...
Ajit Doval

The new Doval Durbar reduces India’s layered security system to a top-down Caliphate

Ajit Doval is now India’s all-powerful security boss. But this concentration of power disrupts our layered security system.