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For once, Congress spin-doctors, authorized and unauthorized spokespersons, and loose-cannons like Diggy find themselves in a very pleasant situation: the grand old party has performed not too badly in the by-polls, and these grandees now face the welcome challenge of imaginatively crediting Rahul Gandhi for the electoral wins. “Agreed, we still have our task cut [...]

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The by-poll results set the cat among the pigeons in the BJP camp. Top leaders sported a worried look as leads started coming in, but not for what you think…         (Image thumbnails from indiatoday.com, except for pics 1-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-1)

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With the Left-backed All India Students’ Association (AISA) sweeping the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union polls (JNUSU) and bagging all the top four positions, including the President’s post for the second consecutive year, the Union government is learnt to have been mulling on a proposal to move the prestigious University to Bastar, Chhattisgarh. Union HRD [...]

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While the rest of the world outraged over the objectification of Deepika Padukone by Times of India, the greatest ‘outragist’ of them all, the outrager-in-chief of Indian mainstream media, Arnab Goswami, was catching a much needed siesta. And when he awoke, this is what happened:             (Image thumbnail sources: 1-1, [...]

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After exposing venal politicians and industrialists, Arvind Kejriwal is all set to expose the sleazy ways of main stream media. In partnership with Deepika Padukone, the civil society activist turned moral crusader will take the press through a series of articles by the likes of Rediff, ToI and India Today in which Bollywood divas and [...]

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After firing the first salvo against TOI for objectification of women (provoked by a sleazy tweet by TOI Entertainment), Deepika Padukone took the fight against the leading newspaper to Facebook as well. Our social media correspondent, Mark Zuckerpandian, brings you all the action as it unfolded:

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After Modi’s catchy punchline “Na khaoonga na khane doonga” overshadowed Kejriwal’s plain jane “We will fight against corruption”, the AAP convener sat wondering about how he could regain his thunder. Which was when his most trusted lieutenant came to the rescue… Modi: Neither will I eat (money), nor will I let others eat     [...]

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This week, as befitting a newspaper that lays much importance on neighbourhood-specific events, we focus on a very vital development, which of course is the impending historical referendum in Scotland. Scotland is to England what Anna Nagar is to Chennai — outsiders think they are part of the same entity, but the inside joke is [...]

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What looked like an arbitrary hiring strategy so far – with the group hiring pretty much every unemployed veteran journalist out there – came together in an explosive announcement on Saturday morning when India Today Group’s Chairman and Managing Director, Aroon Purie, announced the formation of his new crack team “Expendables Today” to take on [...]

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Finally breaking his silence, an unusually combative Dr Manmohan Singh tore into former auditor Vinod Rai for trying to have his cake and eat it too. “First he had a jolly good time at great cost to my image by authoring those CAG and Coal reports. Now he wants to make money off it too [...]

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