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Arundhati Roy, Kamal Haasan condemn detention of citizenship law protesters

Police detained scores of protesters at anti-Citizenship Act rallies in Delhi and Bengaluru, including historian Ramachandra Guha and political analyst Yogendra Yadav.

Is Rajinikanth-Kamal Haasan star combo the new political force Tamil Nadu needs?

Actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan announced Tuesday that they are ready to “join hands if the need arises” to serve the people of Tamil Nadu.

Kamal Haasan says no ‘Shah, Samrat’ must renege on promise to not impose Hindi

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan's remarks follow Home Minister Amit Shah saying efforts will be made to expand Hindi to different parts of the country.
K Balachander (centre) with Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth

K Balachander, the filmmaker Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan & Sridevi owe their careers to

On his 89th birth anniversary, ThePrint looks back at the life and legacy of K. Balachander, a Padma Shri and Dadasaheb Phalke recipient.
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Kamal Haasan – the atheist who divided India into Godse supporters and Godse shamers this week

For his comments on Godse being a Hindu terrorist, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has had shoes, eggs and stones thrown at him.

Facing heat for Godse comment, Kamal Haasan says every religion has its terrorists

Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan reiterated his statements on extremists, saying he was unafraid of being arrested but warned an attempt would escalate tensions.

Pragya Thakur calls Nathuram Godse a ‘patriot’, retracts remark hours later

BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur apologised for calling Nathuram Godse a 'deshbhakt' as the party distanced itself from the remark.
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Madras High Court rejects Kamal Haasan’s plea to quash FIR against Hindu terrorist remark

Kamal Haasan stoked a controversy Sunday with his statement that free India's first extremist was a Hindu, referring to Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi.
Mahatma Gandhi

Godse, raised as a girl, saw Gandhi as an ‘effeminate’ Father who didn’t protect Mother India

Nathuram Godse wanted Hinduism to attain the masculinity that the colonial rule represented. Gandhi wanted the opposite.

There’s a lobby that wants to keep Nathuram Godse alive. And it’s not the Hindu Right

On national TV, these Godse-contra cheerleaders even challenge BJP supporters to say ‘Godse Murdabad’ to prove their patriotism.

On Camera

Amit Shah

Coronavirus-hit China must look at helpful India, not pick on Amit Shah’s Arunachal visit

The India-China border dispute is a complicated issue and it is futile to expect it to be resolved in the ‘early harvest’ manner suggested by China.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Justice Muralidhar transfer: Lawyers out of line to protest against judicial appointments? 

The Supreme Court collegium’s decision to transfer Delhi High Court judge S. Muralidhar to the Punjab and Haryana High Court has met with strong opposition from the Delhi High Court Bar Association.

Defence

File image of INS Vikramaditya

Indian Navy will push ahead with plan for 3rd aircraft carrier despite CDS’ reservations

The Navy believes it should have two aircraft carriers available for deployment at all times, even if one is undergoing re-fits.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.