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Kangana Ranaut & Anupam Kher target liberals, but their patriotic act falls flat

The Kangana Ranauts and Anupam Khers of the world, cloaked in an armour of fiery jingoism, are immune from any scrutiny.
Anupam Kher in a still from the film | Facebook

Any resemblance of Anupam Kher to Manmohan Singh is purely accidental

Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s The Accidental Prime Minister is a far cry from both Manmohan Singh’s life and politics.
Union railway minister Piyush Goyal arrives for a screening of 'The Accidental Prime Minister' in New Delhi | PTI

These BJP leaders were at screening of Manmohan Singh biopic The Accidental Prime Minister

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.
Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister | YouTube screengrab

Sadly for BJP, Indians don’t vote based on fictional works like The Accidental Prime Minister

Nervous about their own poor performance, BJP is hoping that a cock and bull story will get it votes in 2019.

A Prime Minister’s silence and the price police pay in Uttar Pradesh

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kamal Singh/PTI

Why RSS is doing to Modi what Congress did to Manmohan Singh—the accidental PM

The current NDA regime is no less hamstrung by an alternate power centre.

‘Accidental’ prime ministers, and a bill that ‘kills’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister | YouTube screengrab

BJP’s incidental connections to ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

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Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister | YouTube

Why The Accidental Prime Minister matters to ‘chowkidar’ Narendra Modi

The saffron party certainly hopes the movie will evoke some of the anger the book did in 2014 and help push Modi over the finishing line in 2019.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.