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M.L. Sharma

Jaitley, Rafale, Padmaavat — name a cause & this Supreme Court lawyer is ready with a case

Supreme Court advocate M.L. Sharma has been fined and reprimanded several times for his frivolous PILs, but that hasn’t stopped him.
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh | Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh to tie the knot on 14-15 November

Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have been in a relationship for many years, and will get married over two days at an undisclosed location.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi|

The curious silences of Modi: Kathua rape not the only case where PM chose not to speak

Incidents like the lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq by cow vigilantes and the Padmaavat controversy failed to elicit a response from PM Modi.
Ranveer Singh

How Ranveer Singh conquered the nepotistic world of Bollywood

From being an outsider in the film industry to being excited to see who his on-screen bisexual lover will be, actor Ranveer Singh talks about it all.
Ranveer Singh on stage with Mahrukh Inayat and Shekhar Gupta

Violence over ‘Padmaavat’ was infuriating, but I was asked not to react: Ranveer Singh

The actor says he chose to channel his anger towards preparing to play the dark, negative role of Alauddin Khilji; makes case for incentivising writers.
A woman and children crouched on the floor of the GD Goenka World School bus

Padmaavat protestors attack school bus: Centre lets off Haryana again, doesn’t seek report

Home minister Rajnath Singh insists law & order is a ‘state subject’. But Centre has let off Haryana for worse while pulling up other states for less.
Police personnel inspect a burnt truck

Rapes, murders and riots: Faith in Khattar’s Haryana hits rock bottom

Faith in Haryana police is at rock bottom, and fingers are being pointed at greenhorn Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who also holds the home portfolio.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor | Facebook

Karni Sena is actually violating something profoundly vital to Hinduism: Shashi Tharoor

In this excerpt from Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's new book, Why I Am a Hindu, he talks about how the plural expressions of India's many identities is being stifled by its Hindu majority.
Protest

A feminist guide to protesting a film like ‘Padmaavat’

As a millennial liberal and feminist, I spent the day plotting the number of ways to stage a protest against 'Padmaavat'.
A woman hugs a child crouched on the floor of the GD Goenka World School bus, as a mob protesting against the film Padmaavat threw stones at their bus in Gurugram on Wednesday.

PM Modi must speak up against Karni Sena’s cowardly attack on a school bus filled with kids

In the past, I have never felt the need for the Prime Minister to speak up and speak out against the fringe. Now I do.

On Camera

Industrialisation only hope to eliminate poverty in Africa

African development is key to a stable world. For if it remains underdeveloped, Africa, with its exploding impoverished population, will fall prey to climate disasters and wars.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.