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Balbir Singh Jakhar

AAP West Delhi candidate Balbir Jakhar refutes ‘cash-for-ticket’ allegations by son

Balbir Jakhar's son Uday accused him of giving AAP leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai Rs 6 crore in exchange for a ticket.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media | PTI

Narendra Modi interview no exception. Indian media rarely asks PMs tough questions

PM Modi’s New Year’s Day interview with ANI has been criticised by some for what they say are ‘soft’ questions.
Rahul Gandhi

Editors Guild of India slams Rahul Gandhi for calling ANI editor-in-chief ‘pliable’

The Congress president had said ANI editor-in-chief Smita Prakash's interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was 'staged'. 
smita prakash

Rahul Gandhi mocks Smita Prakash: Journalists under attack or part of partisan politics?

Rahul Gandhi is now the target of much ire for calling ANI editor Smita Prakash a ‘pliable journalist’ and describing her interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as staged. In the past, politicians have referred to journalists as "presstitutes" and "news traders". ThePrint asks: Rahul Gandhi mocks Smita Prakash: Journalists under attack or part of partisan politics? We have attacked biased ideologies, but never taken pot shots at individual journalists like Rahul Gandhi did Sambit Patra National spokesperson, BJP Rahul Gandhi’s style of politics is condemnable. The interview of honourable Prime Minister Modi, which he was referring to, was completely unbiased in nature. It was highly unfair of him to call the interview “scripted”. As if that wasn’t enough, he then went ahead and attacked the interviewer by calling her “pliable”. What was the need to attack the journalist personally? He took a very personal dig at her and it was most uncalled for. Journalists should...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the silver jubilee celebration of National Human Right Commission, in New Delhi,

Narendra Modi blew hot at election rallies, but was Mr Cool in his interview

His interviews offer a sharp contrast to his campaign speeches, and must be seen together to get a measure of Narendra Modi.

On Camera

Haider to Shikara: Why Kashmiri Pandits are done being homeless and voiceless

A new generation in Kashmir has grown up in the long shadow of Pandits' exodus in 1990. And both Muslims and Hindus have gained memories from a generation that is slowly losing them.

Should Delhi’s Republic Day parade be held in a state capital every year?

As India celebrates its 71st Republic Day of the Constitution coming into force, many ask if this extravagant display in New Delhi is really necessary in the 21st century.

Defence

Mi-17 V5 chopper | Wikimedia commons

Pilots of IAF chopper shot down in friendly fire in Budgam awarded gallantry medals

Four other IAF personnel on board the chopper have been awarded ‘Mention-in-Despatches’ posthumously by the President.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.