Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: Rajnikanth

One state’s freebie can be another state’s welfare

What may be deemed a ‘freebie’ today may become a required ‘welfare’ tomorrow, for example, free internet.

Rajinikanth to Dhanush, how Tamil stars have portrayed politics of ‘freebies’

In his 1993 film Valli, 'Superstar' Rajinikanth urged crowds to diss freebies and ask for employment.

Rajinikanth’s ‘spiritual politics’ & Rabindranath Tagore ‘hides’ from BJP and TMC

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Rajinikanth admitted to hospital in Hyderabad after suffering blood pressure fluctuations

Rajinikanth was shooting for a movie in Hyderabad for the past 10 days, when a few people on the sets tested Covid positive, and he had isolated himself.

Rajinikanth sets assembly election goal for political debut, but first a 45-day movie shoot

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

Indian govt’s Covid vaccine ‘jugaad’, and Rajnikanth says ‘lights, camera, election’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Rajinikanth has charisma, but promise of ‘secular & spiritual politics’ confusing, say experts

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth announced he will launch his political party in January 2021, promising ‘wonder and miracle’ in the state assembly polls slated for summer of 2021.

Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth feature in short film ‘Family’ to promote social distancing

The short film 'Family' also stars Mohanlal, Prosenjit Chatterjee and many others and is part of Bachchan's initiative for daily wager earners of the film industry.

Rajinikanth backs CAA, says law doesn’t pose threat to Muslims

Tamil superstar-politician Rajinikanth alleged some parties were instigating people against the citizenship law to serve their selfish interests.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.